I love good poetry, and often read a lot of poems. What I love more is people making visual art or making relatable videos out of some awesome poems. This post is about n such videos that I stumbled upon at Vimeo; it’s a great place for finding these.
It’s awesome to see people making art like this still - taking a poem, and creating a visual out of those stanzas. Brilliant!
All The Way - Based On The Poem “Roll The Dice” By Charles Bukowski.
All The Way - a Charles Bukowski poem by Wilem Martinot
All The Way is an awesome visual created by Willem Martinot, based on the poem “Roll The Dice” by Charles Bukowski.
Charles Bukowski’s Nirvana
Charles Bukowski’s Nirvana by Patrick Biesemans
Patrick Biesemans takes on Charles Bukowski’s Nirvana, and gives it life. It’s an awesome video, and poem about a young man, and his developing views on the world around him, and how he fits into everything.
High Windows - A Poem by Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin's High Windows by TroubleMakers.tv
TroubleMakers.tv has produced three films based on great Poems, for the launch of the Poetry Movement (see below). High Windows by Philip Larkin is one of the Poems they’ve created a film on.
The Wasteland - A Poem by T. S. Eliot
The Wasteland - A Poem by T. S. Eliot by TroubleMakers.tv
TroubleMakers.tv has produced three films based on great Poems, for the launch of the Poetry Movement (see below). The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot is one of the Poems they’ve created a film on.
Death and Co - A Poem by Sylvia Plath
Death and Co - A Poem by Sylvia Plath by TroubleMakers.tv
Another poem, visualized as film by TroubleMakers.tv - Death and Co by Sylvia Plath is a poem that displays the idea of duality that Sylvia Plath’s works are known for. In this case, the poem is about Death’s duality.
While stumbling upon, and watching these videos was great, it was far more satisfying to know that there’s now something known as thepoetrymovement.com.
ThePoetryMovement.com is a great resource if you love classic poetry. They’re trying to evolve the art of poetry by translating classics to a visual language of the 21st of century. This definitely will lure literatus, and it’s definitely worth the watch, and wait. If you do like poetry, do sign up for their email list. I just signed up for it. I don’t know how active they’re, but maybe at some later time, I did write a separate post about them.