Do you remember an Inn,
Do you remember an Inn?
And the tedding and the spreading
by Hilaire Belloc
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01 May 12:03
Thank you " Scribe" now I know who Miranda was
27 Feb 05:03
A beautiful piece of poetry made all the more poignant by the change of pace in the final chapter. Who was Miranda I wonder. The narration is poor and does not do the poem justice
27 Feb 05:00
A beautiful work made all the more so by the sudden change of rhythm in the final verseWho was Miranda? I have often wondered
20 Feb 05:16
It's " read" by a voice synthesiser, not a human.: -(
07 Oct 2019 04:02
The recital did not do this beautiful poem justice. When I learned it as a child, it was melodic, passionate, lively....this narration is plain woeful!
04 Sep 2019 06:51
23 Aug 2019 03:21
Tarentella, learned in about 1962, still resonates in my memory. But I remember a wonderful frenetic rhythm, nothing like the sad recital you have recorded. You could hear the Spanish guitar, the whirling dancers....
23 Jun 2019 05:05
I learnt this poem at school when poetry used to be taught and enjoyed by all a pity it is not encouraged by teachers nowadays
Bartholomew Arineitwe Osbert
06 Feb 2019 06:50
This is very well developed. It must never run out the taste of time
01 Nov 2018 12:42
I learnt this in Primary school, word perfect, and can still recite it word perfect at age 70, so it obviously stuck in my mind
18 Aug 2018 07:41
Wonderful poem. Abysmal recital.
02 Jul 2018 06:21
Tarantella, a Southern Italian fast paced folk dance is far North in the Pyrenees. Belloc uses the dance as a metaphor for life. Could see this poem becoming popular at funerals.
18 May 2018 11:50
Loved this poem. Learnt it 60 years ago when I wa ten.I can still recite it without missing a beat.
11 May 2018 05:58
Spanish dancer Rainer Maria Rilke
11 Apr 2018 02:22
Dad was fond of reciting this to us as kids, with that deep sonorous, Victorian intonation used by poets of the day. Utterly memorable and the more remarkable for the fact the author was born in France.
Gloria Lee - White
02 Apr 2018 05:59
Memories of my school days when I was first introduced to Hillaire Belloc
28 Mar 2018 08:50
So wonderful to remember my high school days through this poem. I was in high school many years ago,1986-88, but I remember the words and the rythm.
04 Dec 2017 05:41
I love your poems I did a competition on the poem Jim
15 Nov 2017 09:18
All time classic
27 Oct 2017 12:45
Good poem embellished in good devices of sound and rhythmic effect.. Sylva-Uba
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