Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday Good Reads

I don’t always include videos, but this week I ran across three really good ones: Kenneth Branagh reading a sonnet by Shakespeare; a tribute to Ruth Bell Graham that is incredibly moving; and the reading of a poem (1837) by Thomas Hood.

And then’s there’s all the other good stuff.


When It Was, Was Football (And the Writing on the Wall)” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.

The Last Words Spoken” by Marty Duane Scott at Scribing the Journey.

Flight” and “Rolling Coins” by Michelle DeRusha at Graceful.

The Pure in Heart” by Jeanne Damoff at The View From Here.

The Magnitude of So” by Jennifer Dukes-Lee at Getting down with Jesus.

Dream a Little Dream with Me” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.

Running the Race” by Tim Challies at Informing the Reforming.

Playing with Stones” by Sandra Heska King.

And Then They Grow Up” by L.E. Fiore at Salt-Rain Tidings.

I’m the Red Power Ranger” by Michael Perkins at Untitled.

Falling Rocks” by Billy Coffey.

Poetry Out Loud” by Harriett Gillham at The Other Side of the Mountain.

The Mess of Me” and “The Holding” by Kelly Sauer at A Restless Heart.

In Praise of Marriage as Spiritual Therapy” by Bradley Moore at Shrinking the Camel.

Now I Know” by John Blasé at The Dirty Shame.

God vs. the Weather Channel” by Deidra Riggs at Jumping Tandem.


Dear Luci” and "Among Thorns" by Nancy Rosback at Nance Marie.

Woman on a Chair (A Study in Black)" and “Where I Walk” by B.K. McKenzie at Signed…BKM.

Lassen Peak” by K. Duane Carter at Songs from the River.

Love is the Drum” by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat Alone.

Manhattan Progression” by Steven Marty Grant at Urbanality.

You Overwhelm” by Michael Perkins at Untitled.

And oil keeps floating by” by Jerry Barrett at Under the Door Frame.

Tendered Arms” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.

Poetry Pilgrimage” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.

Early Valentine’s Day Poem” by Jason Bourne ay Jason Bourne’s Spinal Bifida Journey.

Paintings and Photographs

The Dawn” by Jessica McGuire at Jezamama.

Invisible” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.


Actor Kenneth Branagh reads Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare.

Give Me Jesus,” a tribute to Ruth Bell Graham (via Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds).

I Remember, I Remember, poem by Thomas Hood (1837),” text and video via Sherry Early at Semicolon.

Photograph: Puff Dandy by Nancy Rosback. Used with permission.


H. Gillham said...

You're totally spoiling me.

Just sayin'.



Maureen said...

What is it about the English accent and poetry? Branagh's reading is wonderful. The video of the Hood poem is quite moving.

So many lovely contributions here. Thank you.

Cassandra Frear said...

Always great to see your Saturday reads up here, Glynn.

Enjoy the thaw that is coming!

M.L. Gallagher said...

Kenneth Branagh's voice... pure liquid honey. Beautiful.

Everything here is lovely.

and thank you for including my poem -- I am humbled by your mention.


nance marie said...

thank you :-)

JC Dude said...

Bless you bro'. Every time you include me I am honored!

S. Etole said...

"tis a privilege" ... thank you ... and thank you for bringing these to our attention

Kathleen Overby said...

This was way more fun than merely my google reader to play catch up. :)