watch this one immediately! sent in by debbie:
how beautiful is that? debbie writes in a bit about herself: “I’m a radar geek – I make things that go beep in the night. I live in Cambridge with my fish, Sun Tzu. I love tractor trailers and went back to school to study transportation. I did this poem to celebrate my thirtieth birthday. 30 is the new 18.”
well, debbie. happy birthday!! we’re so moved you’ve celebrated it with us. also, have you considered cinematography as a possible additional career path? this is just stupendously beautiful to watch, and so beautiful to listen to as well. what a reading — and what a gift to be giving us for your bday!
thank you debbie!
Your love and pity doth the impression fill
Which vulgar scandal stamp’d upon my brow;
For what care I who calls me well or ill,
So you o’er-green my bad, my good allow?
You are my all the world, and I must strive
To know my shames and praises from your tongue:
None else to me, nor I to none alive,
That my steel’d sense or changes right or wrong.
In so profound abysm I throw all care
Of others’ voices, that my adder’s sense
To critic and to flatterer stopped are.
Mark how with my neglect I do dispense:
You are so strongly in my purpose bred
That all the world besides methinks are dead.