Poetry readings (poetry as music)

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
There's more poetry on Spotify than you might expect, so I sometimes listen to it for a larf.

I like this one because I don't really know what it's about and I haven't even tried to figure it out, I like the sound of the words clanging together. I think this brings me closer to an appreciation of what poetry does than a poem I 'understand', where the sound effects are obscured by the sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gymiPlOqsY0

Also listening to this last night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB_iD1ZCVG0

I would never have recited it like this in my head. I almost think poetry would benefit from instructions for recitation, like on musical scores you have notation for crescendos, tempo, etc.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Richard Burton was a don, wasn't he?

I had previously only been accquainted with him through impersonations on The Trip.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
There's points in that Hopkins poem where he begins to resemeble a superarticulate Scatman.
 

luka

Well-known member
Yesterday I had to write a poem for a teacher on a school trip. They were all German. First he got me to write a poem for his wife. Ok no worries, what a lucky man I am what a lovely wife, bish bosh bash. Then he came back about n hour later when his class were in Tate modern looking after themselves and said actually
I'm a widower my wife is dead I have been in a secret affair with one of my pupils but she wants to end it because of her Muslim family. I know she loves me but she is too afraid. Can you address a poem to her.
German people are very different aren't they.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I still can't forget that amazing Emotional German you wrote a poem for which he read on YouTube.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
I'm going to have to hang out here now because Corpsey has banned me from the Landscape and Music thread.
 

luka

Well-known member
I'm in no fit state to entertain you I'm afraid. I'm very hungover in a hot room. No brain function.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Is your poetry mechanical but emotional, like a buttoned-up teuton, hitting all their targets at the BMW factory while secretly nursing a baby bird back to help in the bogs at lunchbreak?
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Forget allah
Allyah need is love
From the Teuton teacher
Teach ya something about Heineken and hugs.
 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
unmask the mosque masque
and clasp your master, be frau fuhrer faster
 
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