For those who don’t follow me on other social media sites, here’s my attempt at filming and reading my poem, “Surfacing” from Deep Time Vol. 2.
This is a poetry project by Black Bough Poetry inspired by Robert MacFarlane’s book, Underland. I have one poem in vol. 1 and two poems in vol.2.
Today poets involved with this will be sharing their poems on social media with the hashtag #DeepTimeDay.
Thanks, Merril. It is always cool to hear a poem in the poet’s own voice. It was a nice touch to film it in a natural setting. My copy of the collection arrived last week and I am gradually making my way through the poems.
Thank you so much, Mike. I appreciate that you stopped by to leave such a lovely comment. Enjoy the book!
Fine work, succinctly presented. Thanks, M.
Thanks so much, Ron.
Thank you, Beth.
Fabulous reading, Merril. Lovely, tingly poem.
Thank you very much, Sarah!
Love your poetry intermingling with goose honks…
Thanks so much, Will! Something different. 😀
This is wonderful,Merril. You have a beautiful voice.
Thank you, Jill.
That’s very kind. I don’t like the way I sound, but I did like the waves and geese. 😀
Wow wow wow! Love this so much, Merril. Gorgeous poem, lovely reading voice. Congrats!
Thank you so much, Charlotte. I appreciate that enthusiasm!
A bold and brilliant attempt at adding sound to your words an visuals. Brava!
Thank you very much, Marian!
I enjoyed hearing you and the video – however I struggled a bit to concentrate on you with the noises off.
Thank you. I was hoping to get the sound of the waves, but the wind was a bit much. Sorry about that.
No problem – just letting you know X
Fantastic! I agree with Jill, you have a ‘perfect’ voice for ‘reciting’.
Great job on the tech side of things, too.
Did you use your phone or special equipment to do the vid – same question for the audio.
Thank you, Laura. I think you and Jill are being very kind, but I do appreciate it! I just used my phone–did a couple of takes. I had to stop while planes were flying over–its right across the river from the Philadelphia airport. 😀.
Ahhhh, producer and poet!
I was intrigued by your poem. I’m sensing that it fits into a larger context.
Thank you. The poem should stand alone, but it’s published in volume 2 of the Deep Time poems inspired by Underland. In this poem, I was thinking of a story I read about a prehistoric woman’s body found on an island in Denmark.
Thank you for the context, Merril!
I thought the background noise added to the atmosphere. Spirit threads…I can see them. (K)
Thank you very much!
I loved listening to your reading, Merril. Absolutely beautiful. ☺
Thank you so much, Gwen!
This was wonderful, Merril!
Thank you very much!
O this was lovely Merril! Thank you!
Thank you so much, Susan!
Very cool, Merril! I like listening to poets read their work. Oft it sounds different when read inside my head.
I really like this poem!
Thank you very much, Resa.
Yes, it does sound different. I follow a lot of poets in other countries, and hearing their poems read with their accents is a treat.