Friday, April 21, 2017

W.S. Merwin @ motionpoems

I've been meaning to post this for some time now. I'm very interested in the ways that poetry can be interpreted by video (or indeed music) and this piece by former American Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin proves how successful a marriage it can be when done with sensitivity and subtlety. The people at Motion Poems are doing brilliant work in this regard, bringing together great poetry and great film-making alike. You can find more about this fantastic enterprise at their website Motion Poems

For now, here is the Merwin piece, 'Antique Sound' filmed by Evan Holm. A beautiful poem, beautifully interpreted.