This was the first poem I ever memorised and recited. I don’t remember exactly how old I was. Six? Seven? I think it was for my first ever AMEB Speech and Drama exam.
Saying these words again took me right back to the lounge room of my teacher’s house…
This is another of my (very) rough recordings – made because I’m enjoying both speaking and hearing someone else’s words. In this case, a short prose poem called ‘First Piece’ from The Disappearing Islands.
A very rough, impromptu recording of a sight reading of Mary Oliver’s poem ‘The Journey’.