Poetry 10

I thought it might be a nice idea to hear someone read their poetry for a change. Here’s Jackie Juno “The Grand Bard of Exeter” reciting some her stuff at TEDxExeter . It made me smile, anyway.

Previous poems

Poem 9: The Winter of Listening by David Whyte
Poem 8: Nocturne upon St. Lucy’s Day by John Donne
Poem 7: One Art by Elisabeth Bishop
Poem 6: The Wild Swans at Coole by W.B. Yeats
Poem 5: From the Republic of Conscience by Seamus Heaney
Poem 4: War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy
Poem 3: Snake by D.H. Lawrence
Poem 2: He Sits Down on the Floor of a School for the Retarded by Alden Nowlan
Poem 1: Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

2 thoughts on “Poetry 10

  1. Poems do have more impact, I think, when recited. Jackie Juno’s message came across well using humour, her audience was in tune with her sentiments, they understood her references to environmental problems, still often ignored by governments. Being light hearted, as stand up comedians know, enables very serious subjects to be raised without or less than usual protest.

    1. Hi Norma
      Yes, indeed. I think, as you say, humour can be a very powerful tool to help people engage with more serious issues.

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