Book Impression – The Kalevala

The Kalevala can be seen in the same light as the Eddas and the Illiad and Odessey as it is an epic collection of Finnish mythology. The translation which I read is part of the Oxford World Classics series and I found it to be very readable and enjoyable.

Poësie Sondag – Poetry Sunday

Scroll down for the English translation. Hierdie gedig het ek gedurende ’n baie moeilike tyd in my lewe geskryf en dit is eerste op die webwerf Woes gepubliseer. Smekend om Lig ’n Gedig na Antiphona post Evangelium O, my God, hoe weet U wanneer om te antwoord? uit die diepe donker smeek my siel om…… Continue reading Poësie Sondag – Poetry Sunday

Favourite Music Thursday: “O lux beata trinitas”

“O lux beata trinitas” is a Vespers hymn by William Byrd, sung by (among other artists) Anonymous 4 and appears on their album Four Centuries of Chant. For more information about the hymn, click here. The Latin text is followed by an English translation[1] and then an Afrikaans translation[2]. Latin: O lux beata trinitas Et principalis unitas, Iam sol…… Continue reading Favourite Music Thursday: “O lux beata trinitas”

Favourite Music Thursday – Toe vind ek jou

Of Gunsteling musiek Donderdag – Toe vind ek jou This week’s song is an Afrikaans one called “Toe vind ek jou” (Then I found you). The duet is by Francois van Coke and Karen Zoid and the song is absolutely beautiful. * Hierdie week se liedjie is “Toe vind ek jou”, ‘n pragtige duet deur…… Continue reading Favourite Music Thursday – Toe vind ek jou

Epic and Amazing Writing Music

Photo by Luis Llerena

Thanks to sites like YouTube it’s getting increasingly easy to find new music to listen to. I find it especially great to find music from which to compile writing soundtracks or music to suit a specific scene or character. Here are five artists (most of which are indie artists) whom I love listening to while…… Continue reading Epic and Amazing Writing Music