A recording of 13 of K Morris’ poems:
- My Old Clock I Wind
- Leaves Blown at Night
- The Poet and the Workman
- There Was a Young Man Called Rory
- There Was a Young Lady Called Flair
- There Was a Young Lady Called Anna
A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from K Morris asking me to review this CD. I have been quite busy recently – hence the utter lack of blogging (sorry!) – but I just knew I needed to squeeze this review in somewhere!
I love spoken poetry. I think it adds a whole other dimension to ordinary page poetry, for the poet’s meanings are much clearer based on where they naturally put their stresses. I’ve always thought Morris’ poetry would work well on the stage or generally if it was just spoken, what with the general rhyme and rhythms present in each poem. Thus, I was excited to listen to this collection.
When I inserted this disc into my stereo, I felt as though I had been transported to another world. Each and every poem in this collection was great, and I loved the quality of them being read aloud – I feel like it drew attention to Morris’s meanings more than can be understood simply from page poetry. It also meant I could spend more time considering each poem individually and really think about its meanings before I moved on.
I short, I felt like this was a really relaxing and unique experience. My only criticism would be that I found myself wanting longer, more meaty poems to listen to.
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(Disclaimer: I received a copy of this CD poetry collection from K Morris in exchange for an honest review.)