So one thing I used to do that I haven’t done in a long time is release recordings of me reciting poems I like…figured it was time to release another one for you guys to enjoy. Like it? Want more? Leave comments and let me know.
Just because I feel like it, love poetry and want to share a favorite just with you. Enjoy 🙂
p.s. quality is not perfect, I admit, but my voice is still audible and enjoyable. When I have an opportunity I will re-record.
She Walks In Beauty - Lord Byron
Seeing as how the seasons are changing and the transition to autumn is well underway, I felt that this was an appropriate poem to share with you all…enjoy!
Glittering-minded deathless Aphrodite
‘Glittering-Minded deathless Aphrodite’
Glittering-Minded deathless Aphrodite,
I beg you, Zeus’s daughter, weaver of snares,
Don’t shatter my heart with fierce
But come now, if ever before
You heard my voice, far off, and listened,
And left your father’s golden house,
Yoking your chariot. Lovely the swift
Sparrows that brought you over black earth
A whirring of wings through mid-air
Down the sky.
They came. And you, sacred one,
Smiling with deathless face, asking
What now, while I suffer: why now
I cry out to you, again:
What now I desire above all in my
Mad heart. ‘Whom now, shall I persuade
To admit you again to her love,
Sappho, who wrongs you now?
If she runs now she’ll follow later,
If she refuses gifts she’ll give them.
If she loves not, now, she’ll soon
Love against her will.’
Come to me now, then, free me
From aching care, and win me
All my heart longs to win. You,
Be my friend.
Come To Me Here From Crete
It’s no secret that I love words…poetry in particular. That’s why you will likely find that, from time to time, as well as sharing hypnosis recordings, I will also choose to share poems I enjoy with you. To me they have their own special hypnotic quality – the language can draw you in beautifully and transport your mind to all sorts of special places.
This poem hails from ancient Greece and a poet named Sappho who hails from the island of Lesbos. Though only fragments of her poetry remain I personally find the language she uses to be hauntingly beautiful and emotive and I hope you enjoy listening to this poem as much as I enjoyed recording it.