In prep for the audiopalooza happening next week, it’s a short and sweet (and nourishing!) offering from Amy Lowell, and a bit of horror and nourishment of a different sort from Steven Savile this week…
A Decade, by Amy Lowell
Read by Xe Sands
Perhaps the shortest piece I’ve done, but you just can’t judge significance by length. Lowell packs such intent and meaning into a very simple bit of phrasing. It’s compact, but it conveys everything…and a bit more.
When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness
Now you are like morning bread,
Smooth and pleasant.
I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour,
But I am completely nourished.
…and I am left wondering at the end if morning bread, although admittedly less “sexy” than red wine and honey, isn’t perhaps the more sensual and ultimately fulfilling of the two?
And So Yearns the Sparrow, by Steven Savile
Read by Ian Stuart, Shared by David Niall Wilson
This short story was written by International best-seller Steven Savile, and narrated by Ian Stuart, who also did the commercial recording of Steven’s collection The Forgetting Wood. This is offered free to listeners under the creative commons license.