Life is long and you're getting older. It's weird, and not just in a bad way. An old poet talks about the ups and downs of life so far, and wonders about well-being in old age. You too may find that old age is unexpected, ever-changing, and in some ways strangely satisfying.
Scottish poet Michael Pedersen on poems, people and old age
Scottish super-poet reads "Gravity" and talks about poems, people, and his future old age. Recorded November 2019 NZ and still as fresh as a purple thistle head
Young poet, old poet
A young poet reads a poem to an old poet. An old poet learns about eating green apples with chili, and a new snack is invented. You can read the original poem on my blog.
Poetic therapy: two poems for when you break or are haunted
In a storm of regrets or negative thoughts, sometimes a poem can help you to mend. That's informal poetic therapy. What poems do you turn to?
Poems for friends and relatives
Today I'm reading poems that I wrote for particular friends or relatives—not love poems exactly, just a message celebrating them.
How children think
Wonder what children think about hell, careers and catastrophes? Sit back and listen to three poems with some insights into their private worries.
3 happiness poems
After 2020, we may need help to achieve a happy new year. Sit back and listen to 3 poems about happiness that might help you to find it or notice it squatting in your life.