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“Acceptance is to her a phenomenon,” by Ann Bogle

February 2, 2011

Today’s piece left the house again with brown bear’s nature what animal virtuosity.

But you’ll have to head over to Whale Sound to listen to it.  (Please do!)  Today, I’m part of a group reading of this piece by Ann Bogle: three of us, each reading the same piece for the pleasure and interest of hearing it three times in different voices.

“Acceptance” will challenge you–from its syntax, through your patience, all the way to a truer feeling and clearer sense than you were expecting.  It’ll work on you something like those emails full of words that are misspelled in between their first and last letters:

Sure, they’re garbled. But yes, you understand.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Peter M permalink
    February 2, 2011 3:12 pm

    Listening to the poem three times in a row was helpful. It was also interesting to hear where each reader decided to stress certain words where the other two did not.

    • February 2, 2011 3:30 pm

      I completely agree, Peter. Over on the Whale Sound Facebook page, Ann Bogle (the author & one of the readers) just left a note that you could play all three versions at once as a sort of round. I bet what you noticed about emphasis is especially pronounced and interesting and harmonic and/or dissonant doing that!

      Off to try that,

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