Monday, April 12, 2010

Singing Old Poems to Life

I am not that big a fan of poetry I prefer prose and especially the novel. But every now and then you come across something that makes you appreciate poems something like a Natalie Merchant singing songs set to the poetry of forgotten poets of long ago. There's Gerald Manley Hopkins (Spring and Fall: to a young child), and there's e.e.cummings (maggie and milly and molly and may) and many more in this amazing performance at the TED. Those of you who studied (or are studying) literature, remember the poems (or read them again) and see what Natalie does with them:

In case you are unable to watch the video here, visit this page: TED Talks: Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life.

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