Poetry Readings by Penelope Hamilton from Human Nature Notes

Hello and welcome to my poetry podcast - poems written and read by me, with some background information. This is a short monthly podcast, published on the 3rd day of the month, and the poems are also on my website, 'Human Nature Notes'. I hope you enjoy listening!

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Thursday Mar 04, 2021

Do apostrophes drive you crazy? Do we really need them nowadays? I used to be an English teacher, and now I'm a Celebrant, so I decided to have a bit of fun by combining the two... I'm writing a Apostrophe's memorial ceremony, with an account of her life... 

Two poems asking questions

Sunday Jan 03, 2021

Sunday Jan 03, 2021

How was lockdown? If you aren't a key worker, and you couldn't be doing what you usually do, did you think you should keep busy and achieve things? Or could you find meaning or solace in waiting and Nature and Now?

Three experiences of loss

Thursday Dec 03, 2020

Thursday Dec 03, 2020

Death, grief and separation can stir up surprising feelings. Anger and jealousy; survivor's gladness and guilt; emptiness. But perhaps there's nothing to be ashamed of - uncomfortable feelings are part of being human. I hope you enjoy listening to these three poems!

Thursday Nov 05, 2020

Does a pigeon's death matter? I hadn't thought about it before I found a dead pigeon in the flowerbed by my front door. That's the subject of the first poem in this podcast. The second poem is the honest and direct reply I received when I suggested a day out to a young teenager - it surprised me!

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