Favourite Poem – John Donne’s The Good-Morrow

When I was a teenager I received the LAMDA Gold Medal in verse-speaking. I was also very active doing poetry readings of my own and other poets’ works. My husband and I met as teenagers in a group which wrote and read poetry.

On New Year’s Eve my husband and I were having dinner at the house of two dear friends – Neil Philip and Emma Bradford. Neil had picked up on my post about my New Year’s resolution to do something about promoting my poetry and over dinner suggested I consider podcasting. My lovely husband bought me a seriously nice microphone, so I would have no excuse not to produce some podcasts. I have now signed up with Podomatic where I have my own channel, but I can also embed the poems here on my blog.

The first poems I recorded were some love poems, which I put together on a CD for my parents’ wedding anniversary. Among them is this poem, which has a very special place in my heart, in that this poem was read at my wedding. I hope you like it.

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