At the beginning of this month, Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong challenged us to turn a favorite poem into a movie or collage. While it seems the technology aspects of this undertaking combined with the onset of summer vacations resulted in less participation, I'm grateful that many of you attempted the challenge even if you weren't able to follow through. A huge thank you (5 ditty stars plus a pat on the back) to those of you who did participate!
I received one Poem Picture:
And six original Poem Movies:
"En Plein Air on the Bayou" – poem and video by Margaret Simon
"Twins" – poem and video by George Heidenrich
"The Sea by Emily Dickinson" – video by Tamera Wissinger
"Trees by Joyce Kilmer" – video by Linda Baie
"Sky Calling" – poem and video by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
"Sisters Through and Through" – poem and video by Bridget Magee
Also of interest:
Monica Gudlewski featured Claude McKay's "The Tropics of New York" (read by Ziggy Marley)
Tabatha Yeatts sent me a gorgeous audio recording of "Rhapsody" by William Stanley Braithwaite, read by Katherine Rekkas
"Bronte" and some other Gotye music videos that I shared this month.
Remember, you still have until Monday, June 30th, to send me your own Poem Movie or Poem Picture!
Participants will be be automatically entered to win a complimentary copy of THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR SCIENCE, compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. You may also enter to win a copy of this fabulous resource by leaving a comment below. (If you contribute a Poem Movie or Poem Picture and comment below, you will receive two entries.) Comments must be received no later than Tuesday, July 1st, 2014.
The winner will be determined by Random.org and announced next Friday, July 4th, when we feature our new Spotlight ON interview and ditty challenge.
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Just when we thought summer was safely upon us, Buffy Silverman is sharing an original poem about test-taking. Yikes! Luckily, all you need to do to earn an A+ is show up at Buffy's Blog for the Poetry Friday roundup.