Articles and Videos
« Spammer Writing | Main | Nervous About Public Speaking? »
Sunday
Jan202013

Poems for a Sunday Afternoon

 

Sunday

Rain

Gray

Snow

Drifting

Longing

Sun day...

... someday.

 

Poetry is "literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm."

When reciting poems, do more than just read them aloud, add a stereotypical rhyming, poetic tempo, and inflection. Find the emotional state in the poem and bring those same emotions out through your body and voice. Give the words space when they need it. Audience emotions germinate on the word and emerge in the silence.

Today, take a few moments to receive this eclectic mix of poems from different cultures, ages, and emotions.

Dapper Dan Walks the Talk written and spoken by Amy Walker in honor of her Granddad Daniel Walker. Limitless talent.

And Still I Rise written and spoken by the endearing Maya Angelou, put to video and music by M. Kimimi. Inspiring.

Pass On written and spoken by Michael Lee. Touching.

If written by Rudyard Kipling, spoken by Martin Shaw. Thought-provoking.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.