Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Radio 3 is broadcasting (at 8pm on Sunday) a play about the domestic life of RS Thomas, who apparently didn't speak to his wife for days on end. Deliciously odd, odd, odd. How to script such a play?
I have the massive and forbidding chunk of Thomas's collected poems on a shelf somewhere. I've never got into him; when I try, he feels like a poet whose work I will come to like in old age, or never like. I keep trying, but without much hope.