Thanks to Shaw Izikson for an AudBLog of my "New Year's Day 2004." A very emotive rendering of the poem.
It is always interesting to hear one's work read by another, often inspiring new ways of looking at one's own work. I have a tendency to de-emphasize emotional tone when reading, preferring to try and let the words themselves carry the emotional resonance of the poem. So it is interesting to hear one of my poems read in a more tonal manner.