Yes, that’s right — Grade 7 has been boogie-ing to “Mountain Boogie” by Peter Van Toorn (from the collection titled Mountain Tea, but I found my copy in Carl Leggo‘s Teaching to Wonder). We have been experimenting with sound in poetry and learning about euphony and cacophony. On Friday we did a class reading of “Mountain Boogie” which we thought you might like to hear!
- There is one small “blip” at the beginning of the first line which I edited to the best of my ability. Likewise, the last few words of the last line have also been cut off for reasons I cannot figure out. (This was my first Audacity recording; can you tell?)
- Special thanks to Dr. Carl Leggo, whose ideas about poetry have largely shaped mine and my students’!