I do like D. H. Lawrence’s poetry. It’s mostly well-written, thoughtful stuff, without (too often) being stuffy, pompous or boring. So, last month I recorded a couple for the LibriVox Short Poetry Collection.

Malade is a sickbed poem, straightforward and elegant.
[audio:http://www.archive.org/download/short_poetry_083_librivox_0911/malade_lawrence_cs.mp3] (1:43min)

One Woman to All Women is harder for me to get my head around. There’s some sexist bits and some feminist bits, and mostly I like it and sometimes I’m oddly annoyed by it. So, I recorded it, and people can decide for themselves.
[audio:http://www.archive.org/download/short_poetry_083_librivox_0911/onewoman_lawrence_cs.mp3] (2:34)

Visit the LibriVox catalogue page for the links to sources (both taken from Gutenberg texts) and more free poetry. And so far this month, I’ve only recorded one poem for the next collection, but there’s time, there’s time …

This article was filed under * My Recordings, Drama and Poetry.

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