We’re excited to be back with another episode of Your Morning Basket. In case you missed it, episode 1  featured a great introduction to the concept of Morning Time with Cindy Rollins. Now it’s time to get into the nuts and bolts of actually doing Morning Time.

On this episode of the podcast, Pam talks with Andrew Pudewa, director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, about a key component of a rich Morning Time: recitation.

YMB 2 Furnishing the Mind: A Conversation on Recitation with Andrew Pudewa

Andrew shares about the practice of committing beautiful language to memory, language such as what we find in poetry, Scripture, and famous speeches. He discusses how memorization and recitation affect the brain, and, most importantly, he gives plenty of good advice on how to get started. I hope you enjoy!

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If you are new to recitation and looking to get started or if you are just looking for another great poem to add to your memory work repertoire then you are going to love today’s Basket Bonus.

Today we have for you printable versions of three classic poems. We have divided the lines into manageable chunks to make it easy to see how you should use Andrew’s read and recited method. We have also included recorded MP3s of each selection that you can add to your media player for further practices.

Links and resources from today’s show:

 The Chosen 1984 (Signet Classics) The Restoration of Christian Culture Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization


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