Every now and then, my dear friend Syndi shares with me voice notes of poetry; a tradition that she and her husband started. She has a very animated voice, I love how she recites!
So, thanks to Syndi, I get to experience a poet's world reveals itself, like drawing back a curtain, enlivened by the tenderness and mischief of her voice.
Today, I get to glimpse the world of May Sarton. The Work of Happiness. I here the words of this elegant American poet, via Syndi's voice in Istanbul, received on my smart phone, in the cosiness of my studio room on Bliss Street, Beirut. A great way to start a day in May. Delighted by the namesake, I replied back with a reading of Bliss by the same poet. And, from my window, I do have a night sky view, and though not roses, there are little bowls of fragrant gardenia, between my piles of books.