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.


About Barry Daniel

I live in the Lake District in the UK where I run a guesthouse with my partner Kate and my cat Manuel. I enjoy painting, hillwalking, reading, visiting and entertaining friends, T’ai Chi and playing the guitar. I’m engaged to a certain degree in the local community, as a volunteer with Samaritans and I’m a fairly active member of the local Green party. I’ve had a relatively intuitive sense of the Middle Way most of my adult life but it found a greater articulation and a practical direction through joining the society. It’s also been interesting and great fun engaging with other people with a similar outlook. My main contribution to the society is conducting the podcast interviews, something that gives me a lot of satisfaction and that I’ve learnt a lot from.

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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