I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, so please be nice! 🙂
My voice sounds different to me recorded,
but I thought this would be something fun to try…
This poem is from January, when I returned
after taking a break for a few months.
Many of you have already read it,
but I hope you enjoy this audio version, as well.
Original blog post: http://lscotthoughts.com/2013/01/07/i-loved-you/
42 thoughts on “Recording of “I Loved You””
you have a lovely reading voice which just adds yet another level of depth to a great poem. more please
Thanks so much, Purple, for your kind words…I don’t know if I’ll do this again, but it was fun to try!
That is so beautiful, Lauren. It was well worth stepping out of your comfort zone.The colors of your voice do justice to this wonderful poem!
Happy Monday and new month!
Wow, thank you so much, Marina! I’m still not sure about doing this, but I guess we’re always our own worst critics, aren’t we? Thanks again and have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow! 🙂
Just love this recording. Poetry is so much better when ‘performed’ and hearing the poet’s voice lends a whole new depth. I think you’ve found a new comfort zone!
Aww…thanks, Jean, that’s very kind of you! I’m not sure if I’ll continue down this path, but who knows? 🙂
Oh Lauren, you totally underestimated your lovely voice; this is just gorgeous and sounds like you have been reading aloud for ever! Wonderful – more please. ❤ HBL XX!
Thanks so much, Chris, and I’m still underestimating my voice as I type! 🙂 Underestimating is what I do best! But it was fun and I’m glad my son finally helped in getting the whole process to work! You just might encourage me enough to try it again; we shall see! HBL ♥ xoxo
It sounded beautiful! The poem really comes alive this way! =) Love it ^^
Thank you very much for your beautiful comment and I’m glad you enjoyed this little detour in my posts! 🙂
This was a lovely poem…, and your voice is so musical Lauren, Love this new idea, so go with it.. Gosh you should hear mine on tape….. No you’d rather not, LOL,
I think we all never like the sound of our recorded speaking voice, I have an accent which I do not hear when I’m talking, yet it seems prominent on a recording.
Take care~Sue xox
Thanks so much, Sue, and I would never have thought of my voice being musical! And yes, I’d love to hear your voice, too! Regarding accents, I wish I had one! Just plain California isn’t too exciting! Anyway, thanks again and have a wonderful day tomorrow! Hugs!
You have a lovely voice Lauren. You read that perfectly. It reminded me of something …
Aww..thanks, Alastair and I’m wondering what it reminded you of, but maybe I shouldn’t ask? 🙂
I’m still trying to remember what it reminded me of. It’s something to do with the way you read it
Poetry really does come alive when read aloud Lauren, and you did a beautiful job. I will let you in on a secret of mine! I can’t read aloud, I stutter terribly (since childhood). I don’t know how I managed to get through uni, or have the agricultural science position I have…. I manage to pull the wool over most people’s ears, so to speak, although some folks pick up on it when I’m nervous! You’re fantastic! xxxx 🙂
Thanks, Sharon, both for your beautiful complement and also for sharing your secret! I think you’ve underestimated yourself, too, because you have accomplished so much and you are amazing, my friend! 🙂 Hugs!
Just lovely, lovely, Lauren. It is such a joy to hear your voice and your reading of this beautiful poem couldn’t have been better. XO ♥
Thanks very much, Diane, now you know one more little tidbit about me! 🙂 Believe me, this took a lot of nerve. I don’t know how others read in front of an audience! I had a tough enough time doing it this way! xoxo
Lauren, you read your lovely poem beautifully! Such a treat to hear your voice – and it sounds like you’ve been reading poetry aloud forever, so yes, more please! Love and hugs to you, my friend. xoxox
Aww…thanks, Julie, and I’ve never read my poetry before! I prefer this lovely screen for protection, but stepping out of my comfort zone felt good, too. Maybe I’ll try it again, we’ll see! Love and hugs to you, too! xoxoxo
Well done Lauren. Your voice is soothing and the emotions come through.
Kim, thanks so much for your very kind comment. It’s very encouraging for if I ever have the nerve to try again! 🙂
The rest of my compatriots here are all correct, Lauren. This is something you do beautifully! Another hurdle obliterated, if you thought of reading your work publicly as intimidating. Go, you!!
Everyone has been too nice, Kathryn, and I don’t think I’ll ever read my poetry publicly, but this was fun to do, even though my knees were shakin’! 🙂 Thanks for your vote of confidence, my friend! xoxo
Your voice, your very presence filled our home. All these words, all these many, many words now have a voice. The voice of a woman speaking words from her heart. What joy you bring to all of us Lauren. With great, great affection. Virginia
Thanks so much for your beautiful comment, Virginia…I’m still unsure if I like my voice recorded or not..it just sounds different to me. I tested it on my son and he said I sounded fine. I know he’d be honest, so I ran with it! 🙂 Thanks again and I’m glad you enjoyed. xxx
I thought it was great, and your voice was sweet and low. Luv ya Dad
Thanks, Dad, I’m glad you liked this; something different from your daughter! Love ya, too!
I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Details, should you wish to accept are in my latest post.
Thanks very much for thinking of me, Safia!
Your reading of the poem is exquisite, Lauren! It takes the poem to a whole new level ❤
Thanks so much for your wonderful words, Christy, and for also commenting on Soundcloud…I didn’t even know that was possible. 🙂 You can tell I’m a novice! Anyway, thanks again and I’m sending you hugs!
J’adore. You can read all your poems, now! Ahahah 🙂
Seriously, stepping out of your comfort zone was definitely a great idea!!!
Aww..thanks, Cha..you already saw my new poem, which was a quick and short one, so I practiced again…I’m still unsure about my voice and how to read poetry, but it sure is fun! I can always delete them if they’re horrible. That’s my self doubt speaking. 🙂 But thank you again! xx
I’m just like you. Always doubting. But we shoudn’t!
Plus, looks like people (and I) love your voice!!! 🙂
Soooo, that’s a PERFECT start.
When I started my blog (2 years ago), I wasn’t sure if writing in English was a good idea, as it’s not my mother tongue… I was always checking my grammar, etc. But I definitely think that even though it’s not perfect, sharing is much more important! 🙂
Thanks, Cha, and yes, I’m glad you’re sharing, also, and I think you’re doing an awesome job. You’ve been very encouraging this morning and I think you for that! Sometimes, it takes more than usual to move forward. 🙂 ♥ Have a lovely day, too!
What Marina said! Exactly so, Lauren. The timber of your voice is perfect for audio recordings. I hope you’ll be doing many more of your original works this way! Have a wonderful weekend Lauren, full of fun and relaxation! Many hugs to you, Penny 🙂 xxxxxx
Thanks, Penny, I’ll do more because it is fun, but it’s still weird hearing my voice recorded! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, too, and sending hugs back! ♥
This is beautiful Lauren! 🙂 Even when love doesn’t work, and it goes wrong, if a meeting occurred in years to come, I think for most people there would be ‘something’ remaining, like a hint of perfume in the distance! And so beautifully read too, I hope you do a lot more of these! It’s certainly good for confidence, and really gives the reader a feeling of having met you, even if it is an illusion – it’s a very good one! 😀
Aww…Suzy, thank you so much for your insightful comment about my poem and your kind words about my voice. As I’ve told many, I’m still not comfortable with hearing my own voice and who knows if I ever will be? But it is fun and something different to do once in awhile…thanks again! 🙂