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"Youth, Day, Old Age, & Night" by Walt Whitman, recited by 6-yr.-old Gareth

From: Aaron Sanders
Length: :48

Six-year-old Gareth has a voice made for poetry. He recites Walt Whitman's "Youth, Day, Old Age & Night."

Lumberyardwelcomesquare_small Six-year-old Gareth has a voice made for poetry. He recites regularly for a radio magazine called "The Lumberyard." Listening to these classic poems recited by a child is like hearing them for the first time. In this series, Gareth recites two poems by William Blake, "The Little Boy Lost" and "The Chimney Sweeper"; Walt Whitman's, "Youth, Day, Old Age and Night"; and an excerpt from Walden by Henry David Thoreau. These are engaging, enchanting poetic moments, perfect for National Poetry Month.

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Piece Description

Six-year-old Gareth has a voice made for poetry. He recites regularly for a radio magazine called "The Lumberyard." Listening to these classic poems recited by a child is like hearing them for the first time. In this series, Gareth recites two poems by William Blake, "The Little Boy Lost" and "The Chimney Sweeper"; Walt Whitman's, "Youth, Day, Old Age and Night"; and an excerpt from Walden by Henry David Thoreau. These are engaging, enchanting poetic moments, perfect for National Poetry Month.

Broadcast History

WHUS, college station, "The Lumberyard." Gareth's recitation of "Youth, Day, Old Age & Night" originally aired on episode 7 of "The Lumberyard" on November 29, 2005.

Transcript

Youth, Day, Old Age & Night
By Walt Whitman (1881)

Youth, large, lusty, loving--youth full of grace, force, fascination,
Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?

Day full-blown and splendid--day of the immense sun, action, ambition, laughter,
The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and restoring darkness
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Timing and Cues

Host intro: Six-year-old Gareth has a voice made for poetry. He recites regularly for a radio literary magazine called "The Lumberyard." Here's Gareth reading "Youth Day, Old Age & Night," by Walt Whitman.

Host outro: Walt Whitman's 1855 classic "Youth, Day, Old Age & Night," recited by six-year-old Gareth. Gareth is a regular feature on "The Lumberyard," a radio magazine of poetry, prose, and music. The show airs on WHUS in Connecticut and can be found online at thelumberyardjournal.com.

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http://www.thelumberyardjournal.com