Marking Time – the collected blog

Marking Time: Thought and Poetry During the Pandemic is now available in softback, bringing together in one beautiful volume reflections on amongst other topics creativity, psychosis, free will, measured and experienced time. Certain names reoccur: Shakespeare, Kant, Wittgenstein, Auden, and extracts from Rilke’s sonnets translated by David Cook enhance and elucidate. Cook’s own poetry reflects on hope, love, solitude, music.

I try to travel with hope and a sense of how little we know

Marking Time: Thought and Poetry During the Pandemic

240 pages ISBN 978-1-83847-261-0 £12.50

To obtain your copy order direct from me, David Cook, through your local bookshop or at Amazon.

Published by Stephen Morris, August 2021

http://www.stephen-morris.co.uk

Published by davidcookpoet

I am a husband, father and grandfather. I retired from a busy working life as an adult psychiatrist in 2014. My interests are in literature, philosophy, modern jazz and horse racing. I might represent those four fields by Shakespeare, Kant, Charlie Parker and Lester Piggott. Like nearly all of us, I can identify a number of formative experiences, one of which was a psychotic episode in my first year as a psychiatrist. This reinforced an already established interest in mystical experience, and a sense of how little human beings know. My intellectual bugbear is reductive materialism, and I am surprised at the lack of moral imagination of those who promulgate such views. It seems to me they need to consider ,perhaps by exposure, just why totalitarianism is so horrific.

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