Poems. To be or not to be, by William Shakespeare

  Welcome to the TP Podcast! This time I’m going to read one of the most human poems ever written, a poem that can be understood even if we don’t share the same its author’s time space and culture. I’ll read Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Then I’ll … Continue reading Poems. To be or not to be, by William Shakespeare

Poems. This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams

I love this poem. It’s so mysterious, and so honest. I don’t know what it means. I just know it means something mysterious and daily and beautiful, plus totally human. Picture it as a post-it note on a fridge. Hope you enjoy it! Read the poem http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/0tppodcast/williamcarloswilliams_thisisjusttosay.mp3

Poems. Brief Bus Stop, by Ani Difranco

Read the lyrics here (from her album “not so soft”, 1991) Language notes: “to wane” is something the moon does, because the moon waxes and wanes! “To toe the line” is ‘to conform to a rule or standard’. More on Ani Difranco at the Talking People Website (Music) http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/0tppodcast/anidifranco_briefbusstop.mp3