This week I discovered The Poetry Project: Poetry and Art from Ireland. This nationally-sponsored website offers weekly pairings of a video and poem by leading and emerging Irish artists and writers. The hope is that visitors to the site from around the world will "discover Ireland through different eyes" and "be moved, inspired, enthralled."
Sadly, next week will be the project's last, but they are culminating with a "finale competition" to write a poem in response to any of the videos posted in the archive. I don't know if you need to be from Ireland in order to enter, but more information about that contest that can be found here if you want to throw something together before September 16th. Even if you don't enter, I promise you won't regret having a look around.
The video/poem I chose to highlight as today's little ditty spoke to me with all of its delicious layers of color, sound, and meaning. According to the artist, Nick Miller, much of his work focuses on the experience of "meeting." Here, his short time-lapse film records the artist's painted meeting with the text of John F. Deane's poem, "The Colours." (Click the link below the picture to view the video and poem.)
For more colors of the day, please join host and friend, Laura Shovan, for the Poetry Friday roundup at Author Amok.