Sweettenorbull is a blog about poems: topical poems, seasonal poems or just personal favourites of mine. The title is from the opening lines of Basil Bunting’s great long poem Briggflatts:
Brag, sweet tenor bull,
descant on Rawthey’s madrigal
Poetry is, I believe, something to be enjoyed and appreciated. Of course that sometimes involves a little analysis and explanation, but readers should remember these are means and not ends in themselves. I hope that my commentary helps illuminate and entertain in turn. Comments are always welcome!
This site respects copyright – this is how poets and publishers make a living after all. Most recent entries are on older poems no longer in copyright. In older entries referring to copyrighted poems, only short extracts are given, although the commentary assumes that the reader has access to a copy of the text.