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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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Stop look and listen - it is worth it.

sylvia mccann Wed, 08/12/2021 - 10:37 Permalink

A wonderful blend of words and images. Haunting and beautiful.

Mary Bradley Wed, 08/12/2021 - 10:31 Permalink

Short but very beautiful, a reminder to stop during busy days and look at the trees and most of all the sky, which is always changing, thank you

Sheila Mason Wed, 08/12/2021 - 10:24 Permalink

Beautiful, and beautifully read

Jennifer Hardi… Wed, 08/12/2021 - 10:06 Permalink

Profound, haunting and a ‘thought for the day’ enlightening!

Cinzia Walters Wed, 08/12/2021 - 09:06 Permalink

Wonderful. Denise Levertov is one of my favourite poets. So deceptively simple and so moving.

Liz Woods Wed, 08/12/2021 - 09:03 Permalink

What a beautiful image, beautifully read.

Chrissie Twigg Wed, 08/12/2021 - 08:05 Permalink

Like an echo that comes back, or a twinkle star to wish everyone a good day.

Muriel Lowe Wed, 08/12/2021 - 08:02 Permalink

Each day is such a joy. This was short, simple but so moving.

Veronica Johnstone Wed, 08/12/2021 - 07:30 Permalink