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Denise Levertov's Light

Accredited Lecturer Karin Fernald reads "Light" by the British-born, naturalised American poet Denise Levertov. Karin, who has recorded three poems for the Artvent calendar, is known for her entertaining lectures on writers and diarists connected with the arts from the mid-18th to 19th century. As an actress she also works with musicians and performers to combine words and music. She has appeared at festivals all over England; on tour in Japan, Australia and Europe, and at the University of Cape Town Summer School. London venues include the National Portrait Gallery, the Foundling Museum and Dr. Johnson’s House. Karin trained as an actor at RADA and worked in theatre, TV and radio. She has a distinguished theatrical background including appearing at London’s Haymarket theatre with Sir Ralph Richardson, and at the Savoy Theatre opposite Robert Morley.


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On this grey dank morning the rain is falling. This poem rejoices in the positive beauty of rain

Wendy Tyrrell Mon, 27/12/2021 - 12:05 Permalink


Julie Goldsmith Sat, 11/12/2021 - 15:58 Permalink

Very beautiful.Makes a time to stop and marvel at nature in these difficult times. Thank you

Audrey Mitchell Thu, 09/12/2021 - 12:47 Permalink

Repetition is the by word.
A Haiku ?

Sue Wed, 08/12/2021 - 16:31 Permalink

An opportunity to take a few minutes to look and listen (and then do it again) - a nice reading, thank you.

Margaret Haywood Wed, 08/12/2021 - 15:27 Permalink

Beautiful but disappointingly brief.

Duncan Wed, 08/12/2021 - 14:30 Permalink

Beautiful and calming .

liz simpson Wed, 08/12/2021 - 13:49 Permalink

The beautiful images enhanced the reading. A pause in a busy day.

Beatrice Wed, 08/12/2021 - 12:21 Permalink

follows on so beautifully from the advent calendar of gold-full of hope

Sydney & Laura… Wed, 08/12/2021 - 12:19 Permalink

Uplifting on a grey rainy day.

Liz SIMSON Wed, 08/12/2021 - 11:27 Permalink