Monday, February 12, 2007

Times Sixty on Frosty Gyemyeongsan

A poem of age and ageing, ugliness and beauty, and the ageless peak of Gyemyeongsan looming behind Chungju, in South Korea. I wrote it in 2006. You can see the words here.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Extraordinary - a love poem

This is one of my own poems. I wrote it in 1995. You can see the words here. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tiger in the Night

This is one of my own poems (for the rest see my main site, ). "Tiger in the Night" tries to capture some of Korea's spirit, ancient and modern. There's a lot to this place, for those who care to look, but without the magic key of Korea's own language we are apt to hear just our own voices, see just our own footprints, and perilously forget the tiger on the mountain tracks.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sea Fever by John Masefield

This poem is terrific for learning the rhythm of English (if you are an English language learner). For those of us who have steered a boat under sail, it catches something magical.

John Masefield (1878-1967) was the British poet laureate (the Queen's poet) for many years. As a young man he had indeed sailed on a tall ship. The words of Sea Fever can be seen here.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Lights of Cobb & Co by Henry Lawson

Recitation by Thor of a ballad poem by Australia's best loved storyteller.

The setting is western New South Wales, Australia, in the late nineteenth century.

You can see the words on this site. Painting by Ivor Hele .

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Thor in Cambodia 1996 - video

Thor in Cambodia 1996 : video snaps(direct link for this video)

Thor's The Ages of Man - video bio

These slightly fuzzy video collages are a very selective autobiography of my life. Hey, am I that important? Well, to me ^_^. The five short videos of Thor's ugly face are at least a record of nature's ravages ...

1. Thor's The Ages of Man - Part One - 1945 to 1965 - The early years in Australia(direct link for this video)

2. Thor's The Ages of Man - Part Two - 1966 to 1987 - First wandering - Australia, NZ, PNG, Asia overland, London (direct link for this video)

3. Thor's The Ages of Man - Part Three - 1987 to 1996- Second wandering - Fiji, Australia(direct link for this video)

4. Thor's The Ages of Man - Part Four - 1998 to 2000 - Third wandering - China(direct link for this video)

5. Thor's The Ages of Man - Part Five - 2000 to 2007- Fourth wandering - South Korea(direct link for this video)

Welcome to Thor's Media

Welcome to this corner of cyberworld. Here I'll be posting various kinds of voice media, and perhaps a bit of video stuff.

For the world of print see , otherwise known as The Passionate Skeptic site, which has hundreds of my articles, stories, poems etc. There's quite a bit of photography there too.

The audio will probably fall into three main categories :

- Language materials for learners of English (I teach in a South Korean university)

- Commentaries - Poetry readings : my own poems and other poet's creations. Of other poets, expect some stuff in the ballad tradition which is not only fun to recite but is great for English learners trying to pick up the rhythms of the language.

Enjoy - Thor

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