Photos of readers

Once again I importune you to send me one or two (no more) photos of yourself and kin/friends in lockdown, along with a brief description of what’s going on. This way we can get to know one another.

Today’s readers are Laurie-Ann Sindoni-Jones and her partner Gethyn, with whom I’ve had frequent exchanges over cats (they adopted two black stray sisters from Feline Friends London), poetry, and other sundries. (Geth recites a poem a day in his sonorous Welsh tones on her Facebook page, often doing poems I’ve requested. I’ve found it a great solace in the pandemic.) Laurie’s words are indented:

Some “lockdown” photos: the sisters last week looking out the window (description: Alcestis Jerry and Octavia Sadie: everything the light touches is our kingdom), a still of Gethyn’s daily poetry recitation (description: reciting the opening speech for First Voice from “Under Milk Wood.” Gethyn once played First Voice on stage); and finally me at work.  I work for the NHS; so, I go to work (description: isolating in a clinic room at work conducting welfare checks on patients).



  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Everyone seems pretty serious, even the cats with their lookout duties.

  2. Posted May 17, 2020 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    None of us has had a haircut in months 😹

  3. Ken Kukec
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Is there some way to access Geth’s poetry recitations for those of us who don’t do Facebook?

    I’d like to have a listen.

  4. JezGrove
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Dylan Thomas came up the other day here (Thursday, I think). The opening lines of Under Milk Wood are particularly beautiful.

    • Posted May 17, 2020 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

      Even when Dylan Thomas writes prose, it reads like poetry.

  5. Posted May 17, 2020 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    We had a horse named Cindy, but every morning my dad would yell out the window: Sadie! How are you doing Sadie! Sadie was the name of the girl who owned the horse…it was really funny to hear. Probably had to be there….

  6. Mark R.
    Posted May 17, 2020 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Like Ken above, I don’t do Facebook, but would like to hear Geth’s recitations if available elsewhere.

    I don’t live in the UK, but thanks Laurie-Ann for keeping on. Steady as she goes.

  7. Posted May 17, 2020 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    A daily poetry recitation is a very fine way to cope during the pandemic lockdown.

    I like the photos.

  8. Posted May 18, 2020 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    Someone in the family is a photographer too.

    I too would like to access the poetry readings. I do FB, to my shame…

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