Track artwork

"Peach," by D. H. Lawrence (read by Xe Sands)

Xe Sands on July 13, 2012 07:13

Stats for this track

This Week Total
Plays 131
Comments 1
Favoritings 1
Downloads 15

Uploaded by

  • Report copyright infringement

    In 2 Sets

    In 4 Groups

    More tracks by Xe Sands

    The Crossroads, by Amy Lowell (read by Xe Sands)

    "Missing Pieces," by Annie Neugebauer (read by Xe Sands)

    Virtue of the Month (excerpt), by Kathleen Founds (read by Xe Sands)

    Summer Shorts '14 Project Clip

    Hollow Bones, by Kathryn Morrill (excerpt), read by Xe Sands

    View all

    GOING PUBLIC 7.13.12: "Peach," by D. H. Lawrence

    It's a weakness, I confess it right out. I have a weakness for Lawrence. I can't call it a fondness as that would imply "like," but there is obsession and there is reluctant love...and neither are the same as "like." So here we are then.

    Yesterday, via the Paris Review (on Twitter), I came across a collection of Lawrence's poetry that I don't remember knowing about, although I admit that when I started reading them, there was a visceral familiarity about them that I couldn't place...college memory perhaps? Who knows. All I do know is that the opening and closing lines "Pomegranate" made my breath catch in my throat.

    In exploring a few of the others, I came across "Peach," and it felt simply right for this week's offering. I can't explain (and wouldn't if I could), so don't bother asking, but there was a synchronicity about it that appealed to me.

    If you choose to pick up this collection, fair warning: this is Lawrence with the gloves off (shredded as they were anyway). This is David Herbert slapping you in the face with it, grabbing you by the hair, not allowing you to look away...without apology.

    ""Peach," by D. H. Lawrence (read by Xe Sands)" by Xe Sands is licensed under a Creative Commons License

    1 Comment

    1 timed comment and 0 regular comments

    Add a new comment

    You need to be logged in to post a comment. If you're already a member, please or sign up for a free account.

    Share to WordPress.com

    If you are using self-hosted WordPress, please use our standard embed code or install the plugin to use shortcodes.
    Add a comment 0 comments at 0.00
      Click to enter a
      comment at
      0.00