Saturday, 26 September 2015

Chapter 8 - "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield"

In 2012 the BBC put out an wonderful advert for their BBC 2 television station containing a Cento composed by Alison Chisolm and narrated by Peter Capaldi. In this poetic mash up she used lines from Victorian area poets: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowArthur O’Shaughnessy, Walter Savage Landor and Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Along with John KeatsPercy Bysshe ShelleyJames Elroy Flecker and Chisoln herself)

If you are wondering who wrote what, this blog should help. ;)

But the final line "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield". from Tennyson's 'Ulysses' was having quite the year in 2012. Not only was it memorably used in Skyfall but it was also the motto of the 2012 London Olympics.   

Photo from the Guardian

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