Today, with spring still peeking shyly around the corner, we have a poem about a little bit of winter hanging on. The is from Frank Hubeny (his site is here). Check out the March 2017 Open Mic Page for a link to his poem and to listen to the other great voices from this month,.
What’s that thing March comes in like? A lion? Are you ready to roar?
Well, lube up those lips and start your mouth exercises. It may be late, but it’s not never, so read one of your poems out loud, record it, and share it. Are you waiting for a written invitation?
Record yourself reading one of your own works.
Post it somewhere.
Link to this post.
I will post a link with your name and poem title RIGHT HERE.
It’s an open mic invitation. NOT a challenge.
I record using my iPhone, then email/share the file with myself. I very rarely edit it, unless I really waited too long to start talking.
Want better quality?
You can get a relatively inexpensive mic on Amazon that you can hook up to your computer. Some of there come with editing software. If I do edit, I use Audacity on the Mac. It’s free and pretty easy to use. There’s a version for Windows, too.
If you pay WordPress to host your site, you can add your audio by clicking on the Add Media button in the post editor. Have the free WordPress? You have options. All of the sites below will let you upload audio. Some will host for free up to a certain amount of storage. (I think with Youtube, you’ll have to upload a movie, but you can use a still image and add your poem.)I’ll even host it for you if like. Just email me the file.
Why, it’s from me! It’s the third most popular poem from my site last (according to WordPress stats) and it’s oddly appropriate for today’s date.
Please head over to the February 2017 Open Mic Page with all due haste and suffer through the madness inducing tones of my eldritch vocalizations. And the only cure for such madness is to make your audio offering. After all, ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
And now we’ve got a lovely little 50 words story of what you get when you play with fire from Poet Rummager. Visit her site and check out all of the golden voices who’ve contributed this month on the February 2017 Open Mic Page.