I considered printing some of my poems but should poetry be seen or should it be heard?

As the great English American poet W.H Auden said “no poem which when mastered, is not better heard than read is good poetry”.

At the age of 72 Yeats said “clearing out of poetry every phrase written for the eye, and bringing back to syntax, that is for the ear alone”.

Seamus Heaney eloquently expresses the best medium for poetry: “what was hypnotic read aloud had been perplexing when sight-read for meaning only”

I have therefore followed their advice and have had some of my poetry read by numerous friends and associates on YouTube. I hope you enjoy them….


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