Each month, I like to release at least one original poem, with audio. This post is one such—excerpted from my forthcoming book, Tell the Turning.
I love hearing my poems in another’s voice. Even more so, I love to hear them in the voice of a friend. So I’ve asked several friends to choose a poem from the book and read it for you.
There will be one poem per month…and maybe a second. There may be more than one or two friends. It depends which poems they choose… I don’t know the shape of this yet, and I’m surprised to find that I find that exciting. I usually say I don’t much like surprises.
Poems are great in your head. But if you don’t read them out loud once in a while—or listen to someone else reading—you’re truly missing out.
This month’s poem is called Every Morning. Here’s my friend Lauren reading it, oh-so-beautifully:
And here’s a little ramble that I intended to be about the poem—and at least sort of actually is about the poem: