Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wordsworth's Daffodils as a Rap Song

Two hundred years after its publication, Wordsworth's Daffodils has been "updated" a bit and given a 21st century upgrade with a pop video and rap version.
Read by a zany red squirrel in a series of dramatic mountain and lakeside locations, the hip take on the 24 lines of verse aims to lure more young people to the national park this summer.

Bouncing past tearooms and hotel discos, as well as the bay on Ullswater where the poem was inspired, the rapping rodent - a local busker in red fur - marks the bicentenary of the poem's publication.
Listen to the Daffodils rap and watch the video here.

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