I recently posted that Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan is my favorite poem. Then I found this clip of Benedict Cumberbatch reading it. Although the cadence and pace are not the same as the way I typically read it, which is really similar to the way my college professors did, the change in pace shifted my focus to words and phrases in another way, emphasizing different imagery and motion, especially in the middle. Its interesting, I like it. Have you ever been to a poetry reading? I think it might be fun.
‘Til next time,