Poetry For Practice #3

Poems to use as vocal warm-ups and pronunciation exercises that leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.

Installment #3

This incredible poem from a poet once based in Portland, Oregon, elicits images of springtime, needlework and creation. The remarkable pattern and rhythm are perfect for practicing your pacing, pronunciation and breath.

Two Sewing by Hazel Hall (1886-1924)

The wind is sewing with needles of rain.
With shining needles of rain
It stitches into the thin
Cloth of earth. In,
In, in, in.
Oh, the wind has often sewed with me.
One, two, three.

Spring must have fine things
To wear like other springs.
Of silken green the grass must be
Embroidered. One and two and three.
Then every crocus must be made
So subtly as to seem afraid
Of lifting colour from the ground;
And after crocuses the round
Heads of tulips, and all the fair
Intricate garb that Spring will wear.
The wind must sew with needles of rain,
With shining needles of rain,
Stitching into the thin
Cloth of earth, in,
In, in, in,
For all the springs of futurity.
One, two, three.

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