Poetry Month Playlist Wrapup

Because I never seem to remember to categorize my blog posts, here is a good way to find all the recording Dad and I did for poetry month. So, if you haven’t listened to any of the recordings, it only takes nine and a half minutes to listen to all of them, so listen to all of them. Please. . .

David J. Bauman

An old favorite of the whole crew, poets on the ends, guitar players in the middle.

My youngest boy had a lovely idea for Poetry Month; we would agree on a poet for each week of April and each of us would record a poem or more by that poet. It was fun, and I even found a few poems by these favorites that I hadn’t heard before. You can follow back through this blog and his, or to skip the commentary and just go for the audio experience, we’ve put together the whole playlist:

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A Reading of The Unexplorer by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Coutinuing the Traveling theme from yesterday, I recorded what would be my last recording of this Poetry Month project.

The Unxplorer
by Edna St. Vincent Millay
There was a road ran past our house
Too lovely to explore.
I asked my mother once—she said
That if you followed where it led
It brought you to the milk-man’s door.
(That’s why I have not traveled more.)

Burning In The Rain by Richard Blanco

You can read the text to this week’s poem by clicking here at the Poetry Foundation’s website. This is a reading I tried hard to get right. I think this recording I did here is pretty close, if not quite perfect.  I hope it’s perfect for you too. Not that I’m bragging about how great this recording is or anything. I said at the beginning of the month that I’m not very good at this. Well, that was just me trying to set low expectations, so we could blow you away with our poetry readings.

On another note, there’s a lot of talk going around about poetry during tough times or poetry in other situations. Poetry is a lot like music. It can set the mood for many things. And maybe there’s something to these poetry recordings too. Also, I don’t care what David Orr says, poetry is not pointless if it means something to you.  Anyway here’s your reading:

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