Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Therapy: Literature Hath Charms ...

It's not just music that hath charms to soothe a savage breast!  Literature can too.  Since Mondays are by nature savage, let's see if we can get some literary therapy to take the edge off the day.

I think a whole lot of people would be much more interested in lit if we got more wonderful people to do more poetry readings.  I don't even really LIKE e.e. cummings, subject of the first reading, but the reading is remarkable.  Reading is a performing art, all right.  Let's start, shall we?

"May I Feel" by e.e. cummings, read by Tom Hiddleston

Oh, ignore the fluttering images on the video, which was clearly done by a fangirl.  Look elsewhere and focus on the auditory.  Good poetry is a treat for the ears as well as the mind.


"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley, read by Bryan Cranston

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare, read by David Tennant

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