In Alone, Poe reflects upon a life experienced as an emotional outsider. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Alone – Edgar Allen Poe”
We are celebrating the joy the onset of Spring brings in this week’s featured poem, In the Fields.
This week’s featured poem I started early – Took my Dog – describes an enchanting and evocative encounter with the Sea by reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Continue reading “Featured Poem: I started early – Took my Dog – Emily Dickinson”
This week’s featured poem, Time Is by Henry Van Dyke, contemplates the passage of time and our relationship to it. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Time Is by Henry Van Dyke”
Great Shared Reading doesn’t need much in the way of surroundings: some people in a space, with chairs to sit on, a story or a poem to read. But over the last 12 months, some of our volunteers at The Reader have had the opportunity to run Shared Reading groups in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Palace in London.
This week we turn to English poet and dramatist John Drinkwater and his charming poem Blackbird.
A small but perfectly formed poem to start the week, we’re reading Sara Teasdale’s Meadowlarks.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from George Herbert, and suitable perhaps in the week of Valentines, Love (III).
This week’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.