Let’s see…what do we have on the offerings front this week? Looks like more Lawrence, a bit of obscure but beautiful poetry from Poetry Magazine, some Whitman and of course, Tom Jones. Happy listening!
The Sea, by D.H. Lawrence
…from Look! We Have Come Through!
Read by Xe Sands
Sixth piece in a year-long exploration of Lawrence’s poetry-as-story collection, Look! We Have Come Through!
Oh this one…this one seems so representative of how I experience much of Lawrence’s poetry – as if he’s expressing a battle between loving and hating…as if he’s realizing it’s a line that is arbitrary and fighting against that realization.
A Noiseless Patient Spider, by Walt Whitman
Read by Diane Havens
Love this simple metaphorical poem, by Walt Whitman, whose poetry particularly resonates with me.
Death in the Sun, by Fannie Stearns Gifford
Read by Jay Gould
Tom Jones Book VIII Ch 7, by Henry Fielding
Read by Mark Turetsky
Book 8 Chapter 7 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.
This week’s chapter gives us further explanation of Partridge’s motivations. Seems that he believes Allworthy is actually Tom’s father, and therefore Allworthy would never have sent Tom away in the manner he did. Far more likely, Partridge imagines, that Tom has run away, and so Allworthy’s plan is to return Tom to Allworthy, in order to get back into the squire’s good graces.