Just making it while it’s still Friday, 5/2, somewhere!
Final Soliloquy Of The Interior Paramour, by Wallace Stevens
Read by Diane Havens
Favorite poet Wallace Stevens explores the nature of being, the being in nature, the collective consciousness — poetry.
Don Juan, by D.H. Lawrence
…from Look! We Have Come Through!
Read by Xe Sands
Fifth piece in a year-long exploration of Lawrence’s poetry-as-story collection, Look! We Have Come Through!
You know, there are times when poetry makes perfect sense – you understand the literal meaning as you’re reading it …and then there are times when you read a poem, and until you shut off your brain and just it wash over you and through you, letting go of meaning or interpretation, you have absolutely no idea what you think of the poem.
This is one of those weeks. But shutting off the brain and letting poetry simply flow over you, letting go of potential interpretation and just experiencing the poem without specific meaning, is a powerful thing.
April, by Nathaniel Parker Lewis
Read by Jay Gould
Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 6, by Henry Fielding
Read by Mark Turetsky
Book 8 Chapter 6 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.
Remember Book 2 of this great adventure? It was only more than a year ago since I recorded it. Anyway, there was the character of Mr. Partridge, the schoolteacher who was accused of sleeping with Jenny Jones and therefore the likeliest candidate for Tom’s father. Well, it turns out this Little Benjamin, the barber is, in fact, none other than… you guessed it! Partridge! But, to put an end to the speculation once and for all, he declares immediately that he is not Tom Jones’ father. We all believe him, right? Because why should he lie now? He’s already lost everything. Anyway, he requests he be allowed to travel with Tom on his journey, and Tom agrees.