Oh we are *just* getting this in under the wire this week…I blame the exuberance of SPRING! (erm, and deadlines…they might have a wee bit to do with it)
The Dream, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Read by Xe Sands
This one goes out to my stepmother. I wish her some peace.
Image credit: “Day 21 – Empty Beds” by Ciaran McGuiggan, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0
Happy Birthday, by Diane Havens
Read by Diane Havens
I often look through my mother’s old family albums, and it surprises me that some moments I recall vividly without having the photo trigger but still it is as the remembrance of a dream . Other times, it’s like looking at someone else entirely, among strangers, and it baffles me that I could ever have really been there.
This short poem, like a tiny black and white photograph, from my collection, WITHOUT MAKEUP.
Piano, by D.H. Lawrence
Read by Jay Gould
Tom Jones, Book VIII, Chapter 1, by Henry Fielding
Read by Mark Turetsky
Book 8 Chapter 1 of Tom Jones.
This is part of an ongoing project in which I will record and post one chapter per week of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones over the course of four years.
We’ve made it all the way to Book 8! As always, the first chapter of this book is a discursive, or “prolegomenous” chapter. In it, Fielding discusses what he calls the marvelous, or what we’d call the fantastical. He makes subtle arguments of the place of the fantastical, the improbable, and the implausible in classic fiction, poetry, and modern fiction.