Audio of 4 ‘Dancing Fish’ Poems

I dipped my toe into the audiobook world by narrating four poems from my book The Dancing Fish.

This is something I’ve wanted to try and see how it goes. A different way of experiencing the poems. At first recording (using my cell phone), I sounded dorky and stilted. Then practice, practice, practice. Until I sounded more natural. And narrating became more fun as I relaxed more.

The four poems that I read on the video are:

  • “The Dancing Fish”
  • “Popcorn Tree”
  • “Quirky Miss Q”
  • “Xob of Chocolates”

If you’d rather see the video on YouTube, click here. If you watch it, please remember that I’m not a professional audiobook narrator 🙂

18 thoughts on “Audio of 4 ‘Dancing Fish’ Poems

    1. Dear Mr Dave Williams,

      I concur with Lauren, for I have enjoyed very much both reading and listening to your recitation of the four poems, plus the lovely cover art. Since I have been composing mainly rhyming poems, often with end rhymes, internal rhymes, alliterations, assonances, consonances, sibilances as well as rhythmic devices, syllabic schemes, musical patterns, and other subtle or overt features, I naturally like your first poem named “The Dancing Fish” most, since it has the most rhymes.

      Thank you for sharing your poems with us. Well done!

      May you and Lauren enjoy the rest of August before summer is gone for another year!

      Yours sincerely,
      SoundEagle

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        1. Dear Lauren,

          You are very welcome. If I had to choose between summer or winter, I shall always go for the latter, as I detest summer heat and enjoys the 4Cs: Cool Climate Creature Comfort

          Since you are experiencing winter, I would like to resonate with your current climate with my special poem, art and animations published in the post entitled “❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…” at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/%e2%9d%84-%e2%9d%85-%e2%9d%86-snowflakes-tell-me-why-you-are/

          Happy winter to you!

          Yours sincerely,
          SoundEagle

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        2. I would like to add that the said post is best viewed in situ (directly on my blog and NOT via the WordPress Reader) on a large screen of a desktop or laptop computer, since those lengthy multimedia posts and my blog could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

          Yours sincerely,
          SoundEagle

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        3. Dear Lauren,
          I did not realize that you have visited my said post until now, as there has been no token of your visit in the form of a like or a comment. You are very welcome to submit a comment to the comment section of my post. Thank you in anticipation.

          Dear Dave,
          I enjoyed reading your poems much more than you think, as I have already read and liked a number of other poems of yours. Your fantastic recitation of the four poems, which are collectively name after the first as “The Dancing Fish”, is still lingering in my ears and imagination.

          How lovely of you to visit, like and comment on my said poem entitled “❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…“! I am delighted that you enjoy it so much. As you can see, the post comes with animations, a feature that is rarely seen on other blogs.

          I wonder whether you have written any poem(s) regarding the moon. Being a poet, artist, musician, researcher, writer and a lover of moon myself, I wonder what you will make of my poems and my artistic take on the moon. Therefore, I would like to entertain, inspire and resonate with you through my most animation-intensive post presented to you as a courtesy of my dramatic attempt to bring the Full Moon alive, so to speak, in the form of Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization presented in high definition and imbued with a scintillating full moon surrounded by eye-catching astronomical phenomena and stellar activities!

          The post has been recently expanded to contain twelve poetic stanzas constituting my rhyming poem entitled “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…“.

          As usual, in order to see all of the animations, please make sure that you view the post on my blog and not via the WordPress Reader. Please enjoy to your heart’s content the mixed-media offering of “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…” and its beautifully rendered Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization on the big high-resolution screen of your desktop or laptop computer. Switch the video playback to full-screen mode. The animation starts calmly and will gradually climax.

          There is also the opportunity to savour my own rendition of “Clair de Lune” recorded on the organ.

          The direct link to the post is https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/if-my-name-were-moon-tonight-with-clair-de-lune/

          Do keep up the good work, for I can amply sense your joy and dedication in expressing your various thoughts, feelings and circumstances in your poetry. I also like the way in which you handle wit and playfulness in some of your poems.

          May you have a wonderful weekend!

          Yours sincerely,
          SoundEagle

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        4. It’s great to hear that you’ve enjoyed reading my poems. I appreciate that you’ve told me! I have written one poem that includes the moon. It’s a short poem, not going into detail about the moon. I haven’t posted it on my blog yet. But I’ll post it. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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