June 3, 2009

Listen to the author... if you DARE

Robin has once again coerced us all, via her superb and unyielding charm, to post our own voices reading our own work. Below is an audio only rendition of a poem I wrote a while back called "Cold and Bitter." I blogged the text of it before, but Julaina convinced me to change the last line. I'm glad she did.

15 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

That's a fun poem and I love your voice.

pacatrue said...

I surely have some talented blogger pals.

Whirlochre said...

Bursting with charm and wonderfully fluid.

freddie said...

Great stuff. Terrific reading!

Robin S. said...

Ahhh! Pete, I can't see the podbean thing to click. I see 'powered by podbean', but no podbean itself. I'm gonna leave the blog and come back and see if that fixes it...

pjd said...

Sorry, Robin. I don't know what was wrong. Firefox and Safari both showed it OK, but Internet Explorer didn't. It should work now.

Robin S. said...

YAY! I was able to listen to that wonderful reading voice of yours, and I can see them there, Bitter and Cold, speaking to one another. I agree with freddie- great stuff!

McKoala said...

That's terrific; a fun poem, well read!

Kiersten said...

Tee hee. I loved that. Especially when Cold talks about her attempts at flirting by winking. Ah, love. Or not, in this case. And your reading was perfect ; )

Chris Eldin said...

Your poetry always has such energy and flow! Really well done, I enjoyed this reading very much! I can't remember what the old last line was (though I did read it yesterday), but the new one works very well.

pjd said...

fairyhedgehog--thank you for being the first and for saying you love my voice. Is it the accent?

paca--right back atcha. I am not sure I will ever have the courage to sing on video, though.

whirl--fluid charm, very high praise sir! Thank you.

freddie--thank you!

robin--aw, shucks, "wonderful." (she called my voice "wonderful"!)

koala--glad you thought the poem fun. That's what I'm hoping for!

kiersten--I wondered if anyone would like the winking bit. Thanks!

chris--I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. Thanks for the kind words!

Aerin said...

I've held off on commenting all day because I'm not quite sure what I want to say. Other than I love the poem, of course.

As far as voice thingies go: I expect this titan of corporate America, who dresses up in dapper suits but can still hula-hoop, and yet your voice is rhythmic and soft, gentle even. I would definitely think you sing tenor?

Hey, did you see Jason's opening the new contest on July 8?

pjd said...

Aerin, I am more naturally a baritone than a tenor. The high end of tenor is actually out of my range (especially now that I'm older).

Thanks for the pointer about Jason's contest. I saw the link on Chris' blog today, too. Looking forward to it!

Phoenix said...

Fun indeed! But I also think you have an old soul in a young(ish) body. It has a "yesterday" style and cadence. I miss that, and this poem reminds me why I do.

jinksy said...

So glad my curiousity lead me to this! I loved it...