S2 E17: Annunciation by Helen Hoyt

Welcome to poetry in the afternoon. Sarah and I invite you to join us as we explore the poetry of Helen Hoyt through her poem Annunciation. Poet Helen Hoyt (1887-1972), born in Norwalk, Connecticut, was the daughter of former Pennsylvania governor Henry Hoyt.  Educated at Barnard College, she lived in Chicago and worked as anContinue reading “S2 E17: Annunciation by Helen Hoyt”

S2 E16: Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold

Welcome to September, the month that leads into the brilliant autumn colours and the warmth of Harvest and Thanksgiving. September has a mellow poignancy that reminds us of the passing of years. Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare brings forth natural metaphors to signify the coming of old age. We move ever forward in our timelineContinue reading “S2 E16: Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold”

S2 E14 Go Give the World

Welcome to my reading room! My sister, Sarah, joined me for poetry recitation in the afternoon in a summer garden. She chose a poem by Otto Leland Bohanan “Go Give the World”. According to LibriVox, “Otto Leland Bohanan was an African-American poet, composer, and singer. Born in Washington, DC, he graduated from Howard University andContinue reading “S2 E14 Go Give the World”