Anne Maria Clarke is a writer & storyteller. She has adapted & set to music numerous magical stories and tales of wonder from around the world including The Celtic Quest for the Grail - Sir Gawain & the Green Knight - The Six Swans - Vassilsa the Beautiful & many more. She is also the author of two books - The Little Goddess & The Dark Moon & has a thriving blog & YouTube channel.
Anne Maria is married & has two daughters & lives in the UK.
The Conference of the Birds - adapted by Anne Maria Clarke
from the 12th Century Sufi Poem of
Farid ud-Din Attar
This story was first set down in the 12th century … it was a special, brief time in ways that made it somehow uncharacteristic of its epoch. It was then that the Grail Legends emerged in Europe and when Eleanor of Aquitaine established her liberal court whilst her son was away at the crusades within which the ideals of Courtly Love came into being and where Troubadours and all manner of artists and artistic endeavour flourished.
It was such a time as this that the Sufi poet Farid Mun- deem Attar set down his inspirational tale – THE CONFERENCE of the BIRDS.
TOLKIEN - film review & reflections on the great man's life
In Celebration of the new film TOLKIEN please also enjoy the re - issue of previous videos about his life & work.
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