Today I’m going more general, with a TED Ed animation that provides some insight into a few of the ways that poetry creates its effects. [Read more]
I hope Shakespeare will forgive the fact that the first time I watched this, the words floated by, getting some of my attention, but the illustrations had me absolutely hooked [Read more]
The poem is read by someone with a pronounced Irish accent, always a bonus, and the animation is fascinating. [Read more]
Alexa, what is there to know about love? [Read more]
I don’t feel that she herself is finished (she’s bound to be collecting new material) [Read more]
Alas, I have not been either diligent or methodical in my collecting. But I do have a lovely specimen of recent vintage that I can use to show you what I mean. [Read more]
Until I make that shift, too much of my energy gets burned up in irritation and judgment rather than in action. [Read more]
Sure on this shining night
Of star made shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.
In contrast, I’d say that the “This is Just to Say” poetry bot’s purpose is to mess with language in a delightful way. [Read more]
I do not need my freedom when I’m dead.
I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread. [More….]