“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”


~ Plato ~


Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a sculpture by Albert Bartholomé taken in Paris in June 2019.

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  1. I think this is one of your best. At least, it is one that I particularly like.

  2. “Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don’t undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.”Kamand Kojouri

    • I enjoy listening to poetry read, but I can’t seem to read it properly.

      • Yes, reading poetry can be difficult at times. So much depends on intonation and punctuation. As I have stated in the welcome to my blog, “I write my poetry to be read aloud. Words are only half alive on paper; they are like skeletons. Sound breathes life into them. Makes them sing.” I would love to do that here, but unfortunately with my pittance of a pension I cannot afford to pay a yearly fee to expand my storage space to permit audio and video files. Without the three dimensional volume of sound, poetry lies flat and dead upon the page. I have always enjoyed reading and listening to poetry read aloud. Providing the poet is a competent reader. Poetry is like theater, a performance. Nothing is more disappointing than hearing a good poem read in a monotonous uninspired vocal drone. When I was at college in the early 1970’s, W.H. Auden came to a nearby college to read. I was so disappointed when he read some of his greatest poems in a slow lumbering monotone. But then, he was old and tired…

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