Poetry Readings by Penelope Hamilton from Human Nature Notes
Memorial Ceremony for Apostrophe

Memorial Ceremony for Apostrophe

March 4, 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

Two poems asking questions

January 3, 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

Three experiences of loss

December 3, 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!

Two Poems: ‘Pigeon’ & ‘Teenage Treat’

Two Poems: ‘Pigeon’ & ‘Teenage Treat’

November 5, 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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