"They Had Become Friends"
I really enjoyed the short time I spent in the studio with James McMichael. We hadn't recorded any long poems at that point, and I dug the way he just charged into two longer pieces. This poem, 'The British Countryside In Pictures,' works well when heard aloud, even though it is long, I think because of the narrative that runs throughout.
Perhaps proving what McMichael mentioned to me on his way out of the studio--'Poetry is an aural medium. It gets treated as if it's visual, but it's for the ear.'