Today is my friend’s birthday. I’ve learned a lot from them over the years and this reading of The Winter of Listening by David Whyte is for them. Breithlá shona duit, mo chara
Today’s exercise began with a poem that I heard a year ago for the first time, at the Winter Assembly of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I loved it on first hearing. It is Winter’s Cloak by Joyce Rupp. Here is a recording of me reading it aloud. Winter's Cloak by Joyce Rupp. […]
For my Toastmasters speech tonight, I read a poem. I am working through the Interpretive Reading manual. This was Project 2: Interpreting Poetry. The poem I read was Sometimes a Wild God by Tom Hirons. Toastmasters is all about getting experience, inviting feedback, and improving. The feedback I received for this speech was that I […]
‘On Friendship’ by Kahlil Gibran Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace. When your friend speaks his mind you fear not […]
I recently shared some silent time with a friend. It felt good. This is some silent time with you.