Sometimes, the right poem finds you at just the right moment.


A.E.F, Carl Sandburg

Read by Xe Sands

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Xe writes…

So often, a poet will seem to speak to us, so intimately from somewhere way back, and although they couldn’t really be talking to us, they are, aren’t they. They are.

Some themes just keep coming back and back and back.

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Tom Jones, Book XIII, Chapter 10, by Henry Fielding

Read by Mark Turetsky

Mark writes…

Book 13 Chapter 10 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.

In this chapter, Tom meets Mrs. Miller’s cousin, who was on the point of ruin. It’s none other than the highwayman that Tom met on the road to London, whom he helped. Tom sees that he has helped preserve a family from financial ruin, and both Mrs. Miller and the man, Mr. Anderson, both sing his praises.

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