Category Archives: Media

Creation of Stained Glass [Video]

The poem was originally written as part of NaPoWriMo 2010. Then Two Friars & a Fool requested submissions of Pentecost-themed poetry videos for a Theological Poetry Slam, and mine was included in their selection.

Two Friars and a Fool: Creation of Stained Glass:
http://twofriarsandafool.com/2011/06/creation-of-stained-glass/

The images are all CC-licensed in Flickr by RosefireRising.

Slow Poetry

I was searching for videos to use in my emerging technologies talk this week, and somehow stumbled over this series of videos from the University of Warwickshire about “Slow Poetry” and placing poetry in the context of the natural environment. I am thinking of it a little like guerilla gardening, and in my mind it is stealth poetry. I know this blog has mostly been just housing my own poems, but I thought it is about time for me to also share some of the works that interest, intrigue and inspire me, provoking questions, serving as poetry prompts and concepts to explore in the future, etcetera. So this is the first post of that kind.

In these videos, David Morley introduces a nature walk in a local park where poems and word explorations are engraved on posts, carved into rocks, visible only from certain places along the paths, mounted on tiny huts, posted on trees, and so forth. I’ve always said poems are all around us, just waiting to be plucked, but he makes this concept physical and literal.

An Introduction to Slow Poetry, by David Morley

Placing Poems in the Natural Environment

More:

Word Worms:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BLbEduerU0

Slow Poetry:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EhW3Ty5SKM

Slow Poetry, a Conclusion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eiSiAiaDmg

Untitled (finger feathered)

Yesterday on the New Poetry list there was a fairly extensive conversation about visual poetry. That reminded me that once upon a time I dabbled with some of this, and so I dusted this off to share with you all.

A.viary.com 4 - Parachute Poem

UNTITLED

finger feathered
shredded with yearning
let me parachute
into the essential
heart

The 180th Birthday of Miss Emily Dickinson

One of my poetry friend, Dave Bonta at Morning Porch was trying to corral folk to record readings of Emily Dickinson’s poetry in honor of her birthday today. This is something I’ve wanted to learn how to do, but have never done. I have been home sick all week, and am sick of being sick. This is a skill that would serve me well in my job, but which I will never have free time to learn while at work. I decided to give it a try, and hope my laryngitis didn’t kick in while I was trying. Dave liked it and said nice things, so I decided to take it to the next level and try to make a Youtube video with pictures. Yeah, yeah, everyone does this, they are all over, but I have never done it. So I learned another new skill. I spent literally the entire day on this. So easy for so many people, but it wasn’t for me. Still, despite that, I am proud of how it turned out. Not perfect, but pretty fair for a first try.