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Topic: DAMIEN MOLONY READING 8 POEMS | Poetry Please | Bloomsday | 14 June 2015

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Bloomsday Special: Which is your favourite? [10 vote(s)]

'A Flower Given To My Daughter' by James Joyce
0.0%
'Alone' by James Joyce
0.0%
'Dublin' by Louis MacNeice
10.0%
'The Night Ride' by Kenneth Slessor
0.0%
'Silent Noon' by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
70.0%
'The Bookmark' by Graham Swift
10.0%
'The Goat Paths' by James Stephens
10.0%
'Gas From A Burner' by James Joyce
0.0%
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It's Rossetti for me too. I thought it the most romantic and evocative but in a sad way

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Ooh... looking at poll results so far, it appears Damien's english accent and beautiful reading of Rossetti's 'Silent Moon' has won people over the most...



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Damien's reading of 'Silent Noon' is still the clear front runner in the Poll! 

But.. only 5 votes?

Hopefully this is due to not being able to choose a fave and not lack of listening to these amazing readings.. they are so worth it!



 

8 days left to listen !

 

 



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Oh I don't know!!!

Only 8 days left on iplayer?!  I'd better get listening and make a choice.  Right now I'm tempted to say 'Gas from a Burner'......but I'll have a listen and make a more informed decision...soon!!



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Uh oh... having to listen to Damien's readings again? I feel for you fifi....

Haha... Roger McGough's introduction to 'Gas from a Burner' is almost as delightful as the poem / reading itself!

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I confess I have been remiss in re-listening to this set of poems (and the more recent ones)  I'll need to make more of an effort so I can come vote.  wink



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It's a lot to take in whimsy, if you are going for repeat listens..prepare yourself! molonyeffect



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JUST 1 DAY LEFT TO LISTEN TO DAMIEN ON POETRY PLEASE BLOOMSDAY SPECIAL!!!!

 

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Listening this one more time! Just woke up and put this on while drinking coffee and surfing net... Ah that voice... Incredible. Can't get enough of this!

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12 hours left to listen!

It is the same for me Jozie, this programme gave us both quantity (a whole 8 readings!) and quality (Damien's talent!) as well as variety. Listening is a true journey of tone and expression.

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The more I listen to them, the more 'Dublin' becomes my favorite. The poem itself is amazing, but his voice, and the way he pronounces certain words, makes it perfect.

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I managed to squeeze in a couple of listens today befoe it disappeared off iplayer, thank goodness!  I do rather like Gas from a Burner - rhyming couplets give so much momentum and energy, and it is a wonderfully irreverent piece - and it contains that fantastic expletive 'shite and onions'....

The Night Ride appeals to me too.  It's wonderfully evocative......makes me want to be off on a journey on a night train!  But after a couple of listens I found myself suprisingly drawn to Goat Paths......it just kind of speaks to me I guess.



-- Edited by fifi on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 01:20:21 AM

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I love how poetry grows on us. I think we find what suits us at the time, and that changes as we go along. I'd love to have Damien do an audiobook of poetry. I might never leave home again!

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Have you voted for 'Dublin' in the poll TJ? How about you fifi? (Not Dublin but whichever is your fave!)

An audiobook of Damien's poetry readings, now there's an idea! if Poetry Please put all his readings into one... I am sure we'd part with our pennies for that!



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I just voted for 'Dublin' and I'd probably vote for something different if I listened in a few days. Funny how my mood changes. One reason I love poetry.
I know I'd part with my hard-earned pennies for an audiobook of Damien ready poetry. Damien reading just about anything suits me!

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A collection of Damien 's poetry readings would be amazing ! I'd definitely part with my pennies too !

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tangentially TJ wrote:

I love how poetry grows on us. I think we find what suits us at the time, and that changes as we go along. I'd love to have Damien do an audiobook of poetry. I might never leave home again!


 Yes and yes please!!

I am visiting my in laws this week, and I totally think that 'Goat Paths' particularly resonates with me at this moment - I am longing for a bit of sunny quietude, or quiet solitude!  And so I will give it my vote today, although I may feel differently in a few days time.



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I do like the poem 'Goat Paths' and I love the picture it paints. Damien's voice captures it so well! Goats are much less idyllic in person, though. Once you've sheared an angora goat, the romance is gone.

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tangentially TJ wrote
Once you've sheared an angora goat, the romance is gone.

 Sounds like you're speaking from experience TJ ! 



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I will go with my heart and chose the romantic imagery of Silent Noon as my favorite.  I know, depressingly predictable.  I'm a sucker for poems (and stories) that paint vivid pictures in my head.

I've enjoyed his readings of James Joyce's poetry, but find Joyce's poetry a bit tongue-twistery.  I find myself lost in the semantics of it, and don't really get to FEEL it, if that makes sense.  But if I were to choose a #2 it is Gas from a Burner for it's cheekiness.  

The bookmark is my #3 for it's touch of whimsy. I like the twist at the end (or at least what I see as a twist) that the ticket was placed in the book by the reader/writer himself.  I imagine someone in their older years, the poignancy of discovering a tangible piece of some journey taken in the distant past.

As for Damien's performance itself, as always superb.  I echo everyone's sentiments about wanting him to read anything and everything.  I'll gladly pay! 



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Will have another listen, poems aren't my thing.... But Damiens voice and intonation is.... #Shallow

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One day he will have a book on audible and it will be glorious!

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Happy Bloomsday Molonians!

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Here is a recording of Damien reading 'Gas From A Burner' by James Joyce to celebrate the day. 

Enjoy over 4 minutes of DaMo audio!

(check back in later for more treats!)



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Lovely treat, domino, thank you so much! I could listen to that voice all day.

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