Poetry reading: 3 poems about homes

How To Be Old
How To Be Old
Poetry reading: 3 poems about homes

Hello there. We’ve just emerged from lockdown in New Zealand after stamping out COVID-19, at least for now. So we’ve spent a lot of time inside our homes.  I think a lot of us are appreciating our homes as never before — even though we are happy to escape from  them at last.

This is your Friday night poetry reading from my new book, How to Be Old. So settle down, feet up, and let me read to you. I’m Rachel McAlpine, if you didn’t know, and I’m a New Zealand poet.

These three poems are about various homes I have occupied.

If you prefer to watch a video of these poetry readings, that’s easy:

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You’ll see photos of some of the 25+ homes I have lived in over the last 80 years.

photo of art deco apartment block near a tree-covered hill

How lucky are if we have a home, any home! I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else in the world.

What do you think?

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