The Hymn of Thomas Taylor - Guy Wyndham-Jones
Westbury: The Prometheus Trust, 2013. Hardback, ii+126 pages. New.
The Hymn of Thomas Taylor, adapted by Guy Wyndham-Jones, is a collection of metaphysical poems from the pen of Thomas Taylor. Taylor (1758-1835) was the first English translator of the works of Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and the later Platonists. The collection is arranged thematically, and the poems show the depth of Taylor's immersion in ancient philosophy and his love of nature and the divine. This is a fine selection of verses for contemplation, meditation and reflection on humanity's relationship to the world and the creative spark.