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TheRarestPatriot On December - 31 - 2009

Okay, okay…I have just finished this as my last self-produced media project of 2009 and since I have SO many friends here, I wanted to share with all of you 1st…WHOOPEE~ …everyone exclaims in unison! LOL~

Seriously, this might be considered market research for a grander multi-media plan I have swirling in my thick skull…

Please be kind, yet constructive in your ravenous attacks on my attempt at spoken word poetry for the new decade…

Thief in the temple as read by the author, Scott Palmer

Categories: Speakers' Corner

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  1. Hopeington says:

    Wow, what a difference from just reading it myself. You must post an audio each time you post the print. You allowed me to hear what you meant. Thank you…don’t stop, you’re our resident poet.

    • TheRarestPatriot says:

      I think you 2 are my biggest fans!…LOL~ The pre-2010 me would have balked at reading my own work. Much like the saying, …’only a fool laughs at his own jokes.’ But now, after this last year, screw it…I’ve had it playing the modest, humble loser. From here on out I embrace chances, risk and self-appreciation…LOL~ I was a radio personality back in the 80s (very small market)…I developed, battled and have possibly beat throat cancer. It feels nice to use my voice again. I’ve spent the last 13 years as a quiet guy. My heart leapt when you all mentioned my reading in a positive way. Maybe I will read another AND post the words as well…
      I just don’t want to isolate myself from those that despise poetry…I realize, like wine, one has to have an appreciation of it and there’s no shame in hating it…LOL~

    • Emerald1943 says:

      I completely agree, Hope! I think TRP is really on to something good here. A site for poets, with works read by the author, would be terrific!

  2. whatsthatsound says:

    Bravo! Very nice reading, and I like the Middle Eastern music playing in the background. Mysterious and seductive!

    • Khirad says:

      I liked the music too. Reminded me of several things like this.


      Next time, select ‘link target other page’ though. Just from one author to another. 😉

      Might have been able to embed the MP3 somehow, as well…

      I actually don’t have any criticisms. The poetry is the kind that is best experienced read by the author, something I’ve never really been good at in writing. My problem is that it stays on the page, like a book, more about imagery and untranslatable into a fully dimensional contextualized sensory experience.

      • TheRarestPatriot says:

        Thanks Khirad. I was trying to find the best way to post it, but was in a hurry to get it here for the new year.
        For the longest time I have read, ingested and poured over long dead poems by the best and simply wondered how THEY heard it in THEIR heads as they wanted it to be heard. I think it helps to hear inflection, tonality and personality in the words…makes the piece ‘live’ , IMHO.
        Yet, poetry is about making it your own as well, so that is why I brought this here for review….Thanks again and Happy New Year!

    • TheRarestPatriot says:

      Thanks WTS! That eastern piece is something I did last year as background music for another project. I’m glad you heard it and enjoyed it…

  3. Emerald1943 says:

    WOW! Scott, that is so much more powerful when you read it! I loved the poem to begin with, but this is great. Your voice is superb with good, clear diction!

    I’m not just trying to be “nice”…I’m telling you what I really think!

    Thanks so much for posting! I’m interested in hearing about your multi-media project.

    Again, a most Happy New Year! 🙂

    Edit: I’m trying to discern your slight accent…where is it from?

    • TheRarestPatriot says:

      Thanks Em…actually it was you that inspired me to voice it myself….Haha~ So it’s ALL your fault!
      I was a radio personality back in the 80s so getting back to broadcasting feels a little like coming home…(pun intended)
      The accent is what I call Skittish….it’s a little northern British and a touch of southern Scotland….LMAO~

      • Khirad says:

        I did detect that about the accent. I’m also not surprised at all you have broadcast experience. Doing voice over work like that -- from any one who has attempted it -- is harder than it sounds.

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