Reading in Chapters, Thursday last (13th August) on the theme of ‘animals’. Giant pandas (Catherine Ann),
a childhood memory of a frightening tiger (Alma),
and a memory from Radio Caroline (provided by Steve) of ‘little animals’ which proved very uncomfortable on board ship.
I contributed my poem about my eye-opening excursion into the Ecuadorian Rain Forest and the cruelties inflicted on animals by the ‘tourist industry’. Also I read William Blake’s ‘Tyger’, one of my absolutely favourite poems of all time, which has lost none of its force since it was written in 1792.