Category Archives: Quiet Times

TRR: Episode 85, “Under the White Birches”



This week we share a short excerpt from Henry van Dyke about the freedom and peace found in the art of camping, and the beauty of the white birch tree.

“Under the White Birches” from “Little Rivers” (1895) by Henry van Dyke

The Reader

TRT: 12:23

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TRR EXTRA: “The Wind of Summer” by Madison Cawein



Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. Truth is, I’ve been sick as a dog since the middle of June, and was unable to record anything for you. I’m on the mend, though, and finally managed to croak out this lovely poem for you. Hopefully there will be a full episode for you next week!

“The Wind of Summer” by Madison J. Cawein

The Reader

TRT: 04:36

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TRR: Episode 82, “Studies in Solitude”



A study in solitude and the quiet nature of loneliness is the subject of this week’s show.

“Studies in Solitude” (1917) by Fannie Stearns Gifford
“Tall Lilac-tree Beside My Door” (1913) by Fannie Stearns Gifford

The Reader

TRT: 27:00

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TRR: Episode 1, “Sleep” (Pilot)



Hello!

I’ve wanted to do spoken word/oral interpretation for a long time, and finally decided to have a go. It’s been a long time since I did any podcasting on my own, so I’m a bit rusty, but it’s coming along. Consider this a sort of pilot, then.

In this, the inaugural episode of The Reader Reads, we take a short look at the subject of sleep, and sample the writings of both William Ernest Henley and Leolyn Louise Everett, and then close with Richard le Gallienne’s “Seaports of the Moon.”

The Reader

TRT: 15:44

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