Weekly/Fortnightly Poetry Suggestions

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williamjones
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Post by williamjones » February 11th, 2021, 4:48 am

fshort wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 11:22 pm
I didn’t find this in our catalogue.


The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Langston Hughes - 1902-1967


I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.
I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln
went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy
bosom turn all golden in the sunset.

I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

This would be a wonderful reading!!
It's not so much poetry as Elevated Prose, but the imagery and pounding of the word "rivers" is captivating.
I hope it succeeds in becoming a Weekly Poetry item. I'll happily enjoy others' readings and even offer my own.
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Post by czandra » February 14th, 2021, 8:31 am

I've recorded two pieces: Thackeray's End of the Play, and Chapter One of full Book, The art of tormenting.

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Post by czandra » February 14th, 2021, 8:48 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/Thackeray_The_End_of_the_Play_.mp3

Thackeray's "The end of the play"
I didn't get intro and ending right, but will next time. Can you add them?

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Post by TriciaG » February 14th, 2021, 9:43 am

czandra wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 8:48 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/Thackeray_The_End_of_the_Play_.mp3

Thackeray's "The end of the play"
I didn't get intro and ending right, but will next time. Can you add them?
Welcome!

This thread is for suggestions for the weekly and fortnightly poem. If you want to submit a poem recording, that would go in the Short Poetry Collection. The current one is here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=85389

Read the first post carefully for naming instructions, and what you need to post when you submit it (text source, intro/outro, etc.) ;)
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Post by pschempf » February 16th, 2021, 8:56 pm

David -

Here's a suggestion for a poem in response to the last fortnightly poem -

Longing for Spring-time, by George Logan Moore

https://dvpp.uvic.ca/poems/chambers_series/1879/pom_7047_longing_for_springtime.html
Fritz

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