Weekly Project: Reading Out Loud: Sylvia Plath

I was a bit behind with last week’s Reading Out Loud Project, so I wanted to get this week’s out in front of you a little more quickly. This time John has chosen a favorite poem by Sylvia Plath. Now, I confess I am not always the best with her work. I don’t always “get”…

Reading Aloud with John, Part 3: William Stafford

I’m running a bit late with this. Last night my body had the audacity to fall asleep at 11 pm and proceed to sleep for ten hours. The nerve! Then my mic was giving me static and feedback, but I finally have a slightly bass-y, but good recording I hope for John’s Poetically Versed blog….

Weekly Reading Out Loud Challenge: William Stafford

I’ll be posting my reading of this poem tonight. How about you? Why not? Do you recall the game, “Oh Henry?” You can change the meaning just by the inflections, the tone, the voice. It can be angry, sad, wistful, commanding, inquisitive. While a full poem is not quite so ambiguous, there is some room…

David Reads “The Shape of Mouths at Parties,” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Another long day, and aside from the joy of coming home to my husband (to-be), and the purring ministrations of our cat Milton, a late dinner and a glass of a lovely Argentinian blend (Cab-Malbec-Syrah), it is again poetry that soothes my soul, and calms me down. Like last night’s, this post, and possibly tomorrow’s…

Day 11 – DaPoRecMo: “The Way It Is,” by William Stafford

DaPo. . . wha? Yes, well, I realized I was calling this project NaPoRecMo, and then I realized that I hadn’t exactly started a national movement here for recording poems. This is just me here, David, the self-appointed “Dad Poet,” recording poems that I like, old favorites and new discoveries. There is really no set…

River Ice and William Stafford

Oh the weather outside is . . . actually it’s been rather freakish. We’ve gone from single digits three days ago to 60 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday to blustery wind and snow squalls today. Pennsylvania is one of those places in which they say, “If you don’t like the weather here, wait a minute.” Unless of…