40 Voices Challenge #12

Old Man #2 – Young and Old An unexpected song! This poem was written by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).  It actually appeared at the end of Chapter 2 of Kingsley’s novel, The Water Babies.  You can tell that it is sung by someone elderly describing how things are to one much younger.  As one reader commented, … Read More

40 Voices Challenge #11

Middle-aged Man #2 – The Land of Counterpane This poem was written by Robert Louis Stevenson.  The poem is short and speaks for itself of an child’s imagination running wild whilst laying sick in bed. It is such a personal, touching poem, that I decided to make this a challenge by attempting the author’s own … Read More

40 Voices Challenge #10

Young Man #2 – Lazy Jack This is a fable collected by James Halliwell Orchard Phillips.  It came from Yorkshire, and so for this challenge I’ve decided to narrate with a yorkshire accent.  See what you think about Jack.  I’m not sure ‘lazy’ is quite the word for him. The Yorkshire Accent:In preparing for this … Read More