I am on the road again.
Not in a literal sense but in an imaginative one.
I am exploring new territory in my creative journey by attempting poetry and prose readings.
Would you like to listen in? My first two readings have a New Zealand theme.
Reading out loud to myself or to an audience is something I haven’t done in a long while. It brings back warm memories of bed time stories, evenings by the radio, school plays, Bible readings, and some not so pleasant memories of terrifying speech giving.
I would like to thank Clanmother
and my daughter for the inspiration which they have given me to pursue the spoken word again.
Now, on any journey, it’s handy to travel as lightly as possible. So, this week, I have not only been shedding the weight of my voice from its inner sanctum, but I have also been setting free some of my precious history.
I like to farewell treasures with love and appreciation, when I list them for sale. I do this by recording them in little tableaux. Here are two of my favourites. Together they speak to me of long journeys, strength, and the courage to adventure, in the company of family and friends, and even strangers.
ps I would be grateful for feedback on my voice recordings. Is my voice clear to you? Do I speak too quickly? Is it easy to understand the meaning of the poems and the prose?