Who needs the Eurovision* when you have an international, transatlantic poetry reading project...right here! It started with this post and we're now up to recital number 4 (still all female voices...). So now please welcome Hope (all the way from South Carolina, USA) reciting (by heart) 'Thou and You' by Alexander Pushkin and 'The Termite' by Ogden Nash. I knew your accent would be gorgeous, Hope, and it is. You might need to turn your volumes up a bit folks but it's worth it. Just listen to how she says 'good' in the Nash one. Fabulous!
*I watched the Eurovision (song contest) for the first time in years (about 30 years probably) because Our Girl wanted to see what it was. Some of them were OK and I liked Portugal, Moldova, Armenia, Israel...none of them won though. Even Our wee one was saying by 9.30pm "a lot of them are very similar". "Yes, dear," we said wisely, "that's Euro-pop." Plus how could that burlesque woman with Germany's lot breathe in that corset?
San Juan and Masca
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