International Poetry Day

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My International
Poetry Day
street survey:
‘Do you like poetry?’

‘Yes’ gets a postcard.
‘No’ a sob.
‘Love it’ a book
that is funny and free.

Recording of this poem: mp3


poem by rachel mcalpine CC BY 2.0 photo by Steve Way NC BY-NC-ND 2.0

 

World: just the words

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For the first time, I’ve just recorded a poem for this blog, Poems in the Wild. But it’s not a poem, it’s a song, spoken, so it sounds kind of strange. This is one of the songs in Shaky Places, which will be performed on Saturday 12 November in Auckland by the Auckland Youth Choir. (Yay, by the way!) I can’t rightly record any of the other lyrics in Shaky Places, which is a suite of New Zealand poems set to music by Felicia Edgecombe — they’re wonderful, but not mine own. Luckily, World is what it’s all about.

Now, how do I do this…?

Recording of World, written and read by Rachel McAlpine

Oh, I did it. My iPhone SE, Griffin’s iTalk app, iTunes, and WordPress made that so easy, I may do it again some day. Better, I hope.