In a continuation of my series of readings from The Anthropocene Hymnal, today Constance Bourg gives a moving and thought-provoking reading of her poem ‘Dunston Checks Out.’
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Maybe I’m biased as two of my poems are in this book of ‘songs of a self-defining era’, but this anthology of work by a wide range of poets from across the world, many of whom I know, reaches deep into the heart of our current situation, ‘dangling at the brink of absolute meltdown’. From the beautiful cover artwork to the final poem in the collection by editor and poet Ingrid Wilson, which asks us to ‘leave a light footprint’, I cannot tire of exploring the poetry contained within this volume. I love the way the poems interact; the best examples of this are ‘Between’ by Kerfe Roig and its reply by Amber Fields, and ‘When we fall’ by Jane Dougherty and ‘Turning Point’ by Jim Feeney. Many of the poems are about nature, some about its demise and others about hope for its future, one of my favourites being ‘Whale Petroglyph’ by David Cohea. The Anthropocene Hymnal should be read by everyone, including those who do not believe in climate change – it will change their minds.
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An excellent recital by Constance …
Thank you Ivor: I love how the poets have brought their own poems to life 😊
A beautiful reading!
It’s fantastic isn’t it? 😊
I agree! Thanks for watching 🥰
Lovely reading. So wonderful to hear and watch such passionate poets reciting their own poems.
Thank you Punam: I am so grateful to the poets for bringing their work to life in this way!
You are welcome. Actually I should be thanking you for sharing the videos. 😊❤️
It’s my pleasure 😊
Oo, loving the beautiful read of a lovely poem! Thank you for sharing. <3
Thank you for tuning in Jaya 😊
beautiful expression of a powerful delivery!👏👏👏👏
I agree Cindy 😊
Beautiful description of a majestic creature. Chilling and heartbreaking ending to a poignant poem. Moving reading. Excellent job Constance. 👏🏼
It really is chilling and heartbreaking, I agree 💔
It is, isn’t it 😊
Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments <3 and thank you again Ingrid for this wonderful opportunity. I'm really glad that I get to be a part of this important collection of poetry. I love the anthology!
I am so grateful for your contribution Constance ❤️