Thursday, May 07, 2009

My reading of William Carlos Williams 'To a Poor Old Woman' is now online here thanks to Rachel's technical support team (i.e. her man!).

19 comments:

Titus said...

Oh, that's great. Very evocative and I love your soft h's.

Red Bird said...

I am visiting here from Rachel's blog- and oh, this was lovely- and one of my favorite poems of WCW's! I admit to having a special fonness for the Scottish accent, being from across the pond and all... it was lovely indeed!

Rachel Fox said...

So glad you found that mp3 player! Where was it anyway?
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Sorlil said...

thankyou titus and redbird, I'm glad you liked it :)

hi rachel, it was in a drawer without a handle, lol

James Owens said...

A beautiful reading, Sorlil.

Sorlil said...

thankyou, james :)

Dominic Rivron said...

Sounds good! Nice to hear poetry on the web as well as being able to read it.

I haven't got round to Rachel's challenge yet...

Rachel Fox said...

Yes and don't think it's gone unnoticed...
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Rachel Fox said...

Although you did excel in the 'write a tune for a poem' challenge though Dominic so I'll let you off...
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Jim Murdoch said...

My wife says you sound like Shirley Manson. Can I just get away with saying you sound nice?

Sorlil said...

thanks dominic, looking forward to hearing yours!

as long as she's no relation to marilyn manson I'm happy, lol. you certainly can jim, thankyou :)

Rachel Fox said...

Yes and you didn't learn one either Murdoch! You could have done a Larkin...
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Roxana said...

Sorlil it's so beautiful! and this is a very difficult poem to recite... i think i have totally fallen in love with the Scottish accent, after swiss, you now! :-)

ambersun said...

You did the reading beautifully - so soft, so evocative.

It makes me want to read poetry out loud too.

Amber

Sorlil said...

thankyou roxana and amber, I do love reading out that poem!

Frances said...

This is great. Are we allowed to learn something short. Like a Haiku. Is there a shorter form than a Haiku? My memory isn't as it once was.

Sorlil said...

hi frances, I'm glad you like it! my first thought was to do a haiku, lol

Roxana said...

frances, i don't know whether there is something shorter than a haiku but i can recommend this one (Basho of course):

Matsushima ah! A-ah, Matsushima, ah!

(Matsushima being the name of an island considered to be one of the top three most beautiful places in Japan)


:-)

Rachel Fox said...

Allowed? You can do anything you like Frances! And I bet once you start you'll find that your memory is better than you think.
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