Monday, August 07, 2006

Tennyson's Birthday

Today is the anniversary of Alfred Tennyson's birth in 1809.

In Tennyson's day, poetry was meant to be read aloud among groups of people, as a form of parlor entertainment, like karaoke.

That's the sort of pasttime I just wish would be magically ressurected. Not by me of course, I hate reading aloud. I just want to be read to.

2 comments:

Eileen said...

Oh I love to be read to. Something about it. Very relaxing. Sometimes I get books on tape just to have the feeling.

tunabake said...

hi naomi,
long time since i commented on your blog, but that doesn't mean i haven't been reading it, just very busy at work at the moment. still love reading your blog and look forward to your thoughts.
take care
claire
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