Read silently or aloud?
I am curious. In your opinion was poetry meant to be read silently or aloud? Kevin Max is a singer and poet who has, on several albums, included a poem that he reads. I've always found them interesting and he has a good sense of the rhythm of a poem, although here he need to put down the coffee cup.
Many of us have poetry here in the board. How do you want us to read it? Most times, I read it silently. How did you write it? To be read aloud or read silently? Why?
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"The secret to writing is to write the first draft from your heart and the second from your head." - William Forrester in Finding Forrester
In general, and historically speaking, I think poetry was meant to be read aloud.
I read all of the poems on the Den and elsewhere aloud. That way it connects with me in the way in which the writer intended.
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