Tuesday, 1 April 2014

New poem by William Blake

p&g were intrigued by this story as it reminded us of the Missal fragment and its life as a putative book binding.

The new poem was discovered in West Sussex during excavations to return farmland back to reed bed and salt marsh on Selsey Bill . English poet and visionary William Blake of course was a famous Sussex resident for a time.

The poem whose subject matter is politically inflammatory had been roughly bound into a farm ledger and over the course of time forgotten. No information on the poem's contents yet - there is to be a grand unveiling and no doubt a professional will be hired in to read it.

You can find out more here http://www.theguardian.com/books/poetry and about the wetland project here http://www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/page00024.htm

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