I recently read a book titled, Singing School, by Robert Pinsky. No, it’s not about how to sing music. It’s about how to write poetry by giving examples of notable poems where Pinsky points out the interesting twists and things the poet does to make a particular poem good, interesting or notable. One of the things Pinksy points out that some poems need to be read aloud to get the full impact of the poem. Often just reading a poem silently isn’t enough. There can be important parts missed by just reading with the mind without passing the poem through your ears.
So, I decided to read one of my poems aloud to hear what it sounded like to my ears. I’ve been thinking lately that I need to present my poems in two forms – the written word and the spoken word. Listen to my reading and let me know what you think
Till next time,