Aesthetics and the Arts

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The Golden Shores of Kernow

There’s a train a-rollin’ heavy on the tracks beside the shore, An old and steaming engine giving city folk the tour, It’s coming late from London, made out at half-past three, It chugs and shrugs all lazy, down towards the quay, Where sits a pretty maiden a-waitin’ there for me, Her dress is blue as…

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The Transfiguration

What light of the heavens has lifted, And veil of flesh unfurled, Has torn at the seams and broken, The mask that covers the world: Gold is made pale and worthless, The sun is hidden in shame, For a light that is brighter than brightness, Has set the world aflame.   He rose as the…

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VERITAS

Who dances with lies makes merry with his death, For he that bends to a lie convenient, Or else hopes in lies that life be lenient, Is but a hollow corpse vainly walking, A thin reed talking, With winds of baleful voices blowing, A mortal shadow swiftly growing, And death bodily is but poor reprieve,…

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Film Review: Ohm Krüger

One can tell a lot about the psyche of a culture from its entertainment. The cinema of Nazi Germany, most synonymous with Reifenstahl’s beautifully shot propaganda documentary Triumph of  the Will, affords us a unique insight into what such a tightly restrictive regime wanted to impress upon a populace, and many of their cinematic outings…