Today’s theme is the creativity of later life and the valuable perspectives that come from being at this stage of life.
We’ll read two poems and look at a painting together, reflecting on our own views from the different ages and stages we’re all at.
W.B Yeats (1865-1939), From ‘Sailing to Byzantium’
Gerda Mayer (1927-2021), ‘Liselott Among the Blackberries’ – we read this from amongst this great collection compiled by Carol Ann Duffy
Édouard Manet(1832-1883), we looked at his painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882)
You can see it in high definition here
We also talked about this super BBC podcast that examines this painting and other works of art.