Reflections of a working writer and reader
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
Robert Louis Stevenson
john baker, September 15th, 2008. 2 comments. Filed under literature, reading.
1961 – mesmerising
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Lovely. Thank you!
jb says: The voice always gets me. I know the poem so well, but the voice . . . the way she delivers it.
What a voice! So many poets don’t have a clue as to delivery, but she knows exactly where to go and how. Extraordinary. And it’s fascinating how her accent is sidling bit by bit across the Atlantic. Thanks, for this, John.
jb says: Hi Dick. I thought we all deserved a little treat after the summer . . .
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