By Marie Mulvey-Roberts
A unusually huge variety of English poets have both belonged to a mystery society, or been strongly inspired via its tenets. the best recognized examples is Christopher Smart’s club of the Freemasons, and the ensuing effect of Masonic doctrines on A music to David. even though, many different poets have belonged to, or been stimulated through not just the Freemasons, however the Rosicrucians, Gormogons and Hell-Fire golf equipment. First released in 1986, this research concentrates on 5 significant examples: shrewdpermanent, Burns, William Blake, William Butler Yeats and Rudyard Kipling, in addition to a few different poets. Marie Roberts questions why such a lot of poets were powerfully interested in the key societies, and considers the effectiveness of poetry as a medium for conveying mystery trademarks and formality. She indicates how a few poets believed that poetry may end up a hidden symbolic language within which to bare nice truths.
The ideals of those poets are as assorted as their perform, and this publication sheds interesting gentle on a number of significant writers.
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