Book One of the epic poem On the Breast of the River of Time, “Odysseus” recounts the final perilous quest the hero had to undertake.
A Weathering of Years
These poems explore our ages by the season: Child’s adventure in untidy garden With its ancient, stooped gardener; young poet Begging in Seattle; celebrations Of birth, birthdays and of deaths; old Ibsens, Restless in their solace; backyard elegy; And more beside, all etched in shifting verse.
The second of the epic trilogy, On the River of Time, which examines three figures – one mythical, one historical, and one fictional – from different time periods spanning almost three thousand years: Odysseus in Greece; Spenser, the poet, in Ireland; and Archer, a renegade actor/director in Canada.
Carl Hare in his long career has been a professor, actor, director, playwright, and poet. His most recent work includes performances of his play The Eagle and the Tiger and his adaptation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman; the setting of six of his children’s poems to music by Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth; a commissioned poem for Forsyth’s A Ballad of Canada, performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra; and A Weathering of Years, a collection of poetry published in 2015.