Since the Second World War, English poetry has become almost exclusively social and secular. It has lost contact with poetry's true task - ancient, traditional and perennial - of mirroring the contemplative, metaphysical vision of Reality or God. Here is a new, distinctive and original metaphysical voice. Nicholas Hagger descends through the Dark Night to his centre, experiences illumination and ascends to a unitive vision of the one that so attracted poets like Dante and Eliot, Blake and Yeats. While doing so, he reflects ...

Collected Poems 2006, O Books, New Alresford

ISBN-13: 9781905047949