Priya reads from Shelley's Ode to the West Wind
KRG readers were wide-ranging in their choice of poets to recite: five nationalities, and two poets in translation.
Talitha reads poems by Louis MacNeice
The end of a poem is creating a sound that resonates in the mind, long after its slight meaning is forgotten.
This will remind some readers of Dylan Thomas' reaction to a person who asked what his famous villanelle on death 'meant' – to which he replied, “You should listen to the sound of the meaning.” In the full account below you will come across further reflections.
Thommo shows Talitha his copy of The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
Judging from the laughter that resounded in the CYC library, we all had a good time; a verbal record will not capture the fun that attended the actual reading, though the readers had put in serious preparation. Talitha had insights and diversions to offer at every turn, and so did others.
Talitha, KumKum, Zakia, Bobby, Priya, Thommo,and Joe
While offering our commiseration to those who could not attend the reading, perhaps they will derive something of its flavour by reading the full account below.