For the second episode of Poetry from the Garden, I chose another contemporary poet, the British poet Jenny Joseph. I misspoke in this audio, when I recorded this I didn't realize she had died in 2018.
This is a delightful and poignant poem about getting older, and how we tend to wait for our old age to do the silly, fun, frivolous things we want to do, "to make up for the sobriety of (our) youth" (my favourite line from the poem)
The text of this poem (written 1961) can be found here
Other audios in series Poetry from the Garden
- Poetry from the Garden - New Series (First up, A Certain Lady by Dorothy Parker) part 1
- Poetry from the Garden - Warning by Jenny Joseph part 2 ←
- Poetry from the Garden - Rilke and Yeats (2 poems this time) part 3
- Poetry from the Garden - A Passage from the Diary of Anaïs Nin part 4
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