Coutinuing the Traveling theme from yesterday, I recorded what would be my last recording of this Poetry Month project.
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.)
Here’s a Tuesday Tune to help you through your day.
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:
This is a newish tune by the Bouncing Souls . I kinda of like it. Also it’s message is similar to the video below by this week’s poet, Richard Blanco. Which I just happened to have watched for the first time earlier. Anyway I’ll do a reading of one of his poems later.
Here’s a reading by actor Matthew Mcfadyen to end William Carlos Williams week. My reading of this poem was just as good. But the video is a nice touch.