Friday, June 8, 2012

Paris, Au Revoir (read by the author)

To be like the cool kids Kerry and Hedge, I thought I would try voice. Here is my reading of my poem "Paris, Au Revoir" which can be found HERE. If you click, it will open in another window so you can follow along, if you like.


13 comments:

Helen said...

Very cool!

Sioux said...

I'm impressed by 1) your technological capabilities...

2) the subtle "color" in your voice

I always enjoy listening to a writer read their work. No, that's not exactly correct. I enjoy hearing an INTERESTING piece read aloud. I got quite excited when I read the note "read by the author" and jumped on this post, and thoroughly enjoyed it..

Thanks, Shay.

cloudia charters said...

Wow! How do I copy you?


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hedgewitch said...

O, one of my favorites of yours, with the little white fingers and the image in the well polished floor--you sound divine, too. Fun to listen to this in your voice, which makes it a bit more cerebral and smoky, I think--though this poem could be recited by a robot and probably still kick ass. It's that good.

Shawna said...

This was not at all what I expected the poem to sound like. There was a bit of melancholy and heaviness in your voice ... and the sound of tenderness. I typically read your poems in a fiesty and sassy way (particularly those that involve a cauldron), thinking the "speaker" has cut out her own heart, pureed it, and used it as ink to write poems. But there is so much heart in your voice (and words) that you drew my tears, and I try very hard to never let that happen.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I was also struck by depth of your voice, and how it added such compassion to this farewell... Left another comment over at the original post.

This was a rare treat, Shay.

Lydia said...

Fascinating to hear your voice, Shay, and perfect for this reading (which is nice, since it is your poem and all!). I wrote more at the original post.
Dang, sure hope your bum shoulder gets better. Take care.

Scarlet said...

Soothing and beautifully recited. I've always loved your voice; it brings peace.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Shay, So sorry to hear about your shoulder. I hope you're on the mend and it's an easy healing....

But I LOVE hearing you tell you stories-- A LOT. This was really a treat. Thank you.

Take care, jj

Buddah Moskowitz said...

My dear, I loved your recording. Oh, there is such contour in your voice- the best part about hearing you read this, is knowing the cadence with which this should be read. Absolutely brilliant, and aching. I love you even more now that I've heard your voice.

darkangelwrites said...

It's like getting to know you all backwards, first your poetry, then your comments, then your face, then your voice. Everytime readjusting. Both the readings I listened to were gentler and more patient than when I read you. So glad I got to hear you the way "you" would do it!

my heart's love songs said...

LOVE listening to you read your magical words, Shay! when i originally read this poem, i did so with far more venom and loathing in the voice in my head... your calm, soft reading is far more effective. brilliant!

{no! i don't HATE you for writing so much better than the rest of us... i just wish you'd do less of it....... please! i'm begging you!!!!!} {sob}

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous voice you have! I wish I had the guts to try this.