A view of the tholsel, a vilanelle inspired by the painting of Paul Henry, RHA, a reading by myself, hope you enjoy…
Writer, poet and photographer.
Lover of all musical genres, from acoustic to zydeco.
Born in Ireland of Scottish descent and proud of both.
"I sought a theme and sought for it in vain,
I sought it daily for six weeks or so"
Many of the themes here presented and to be presented have taken me a lifetime rather than six weeks. Some have taken mere moments to arrive. All are offered freely and it is my hope that you, dear reader, will gain something by browsing here and that I in turn will gain something by presenting these works to you.
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17 thoughts on “Reading “A view of the Tholsel””
Hi Kevin, Love the photo. I am not able to access the poem or your reading, but enjoyed the photo.
This is lovely, Kevin. I hope you will do more readings in the future. Mile Buiochas! ~Beannaichte’! Alicia
cool hearing you read it…enjoyed
I enjoyed the reading too ~ Perhaps it would be also be good to post the poem itself so we can follow along ~ Thanks for participating ~
lovely reading and video, I too would enjoy reading along..thanks for sharing your work.
Like you, I do a reading of all my work, but like some of the others, I would have been happier to see the the printed version as well. I contend that that way you offer three experiences, reading the poem as words, checking the form, enjoying the refraIn & rhyme–then listening to your wonderful (excellent) recitation–then listening to the reading as one sight-reads the words; then we are satiated, satisfied, inspired, bent double with awe & praise.
My favorite lines are “Sheathed in copper leaves” (because it sounds great, and it’s an amazing image) and “my exotic, your familiar too” (because of the layers of meanings in this.
Your reading just puts us all to shame because all English poetry should be read with your accent and voice. 🙂 OK, that’s what movies make us believe, and I watch a lot of movies. 😉
I enjoyed listening to this a lot.
At first I felt a bit taken back that there was nothing to read, but after hearing it, I could see why you refrained from printing.
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Based on comments, I am so sorry I was not able to join in as I could not access the video/reading.
Oh you read so well, with such a beautiful accent. The images in the video are wonderful to watch – this was so enjoyable. Yay!
I loved the reading! very inspiring 🙂
This was beautiful. But I agree with others that I would have enjoyed reading along with the printed poem as well. I am very visual when it comes to words. It allows me to linger on the parts that really speak to me and to easily reread stanzas to fully grasp meaning. Peace, Linda
Enjoyed your accent 🙂 Lovely!
Enjoyed hearing your accent….lovely 🙂
Enjoyed this visit to the Tholsel and seeing the old stones! You have a great reading voice, Kevin.
I liked hearing it – I think if gives you more control of the impact. Nice.
Everything I have to say has been said, except that I am extremely hard of hearing, so I missed most of your words, but enjoyed the hearing for the gentle syncopation.The pictures are also amazing. Thank you.