Friday, February 15, 2013

Speaking with Conviction & Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage

Typography video by Ronnie Bruce, poem Speak with Conviction by Taylor Mali  

One of the many faithful followers - I should probably say long suffering - of Issa's Untidy Hut tipped me to the above video as something I'd enjoy.

Did I ever.

It makes me almost not want to speak, ever again. Yet, it addresses so well a modern phenomenon, if not so much to its cause, that it most certainly warrants passing on. The video, called Typography, is housed at with lots of other amazing videos. The designer of the video of the poem is Ronnie Bruce; other works by him are parked at his site at vimeo

The poet, Taylor Mali, is a very talented lad whom you can find out more about at his own site. 

A tip of the hat to whomever recommended this wonderful piece - if you run across this post, take a bow in the comments section.


Perhaps, instead of never speaking again, I should take up another language, say a language spoken in a remote corner of Spain. 

Here is a little something that once again merges word and image, this time from the always amazing moving poems website: it is Little Theatre's production of Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage after the fine poem by Erin Moure.  The poem is spoken in Galacian, with text incorporated into the poem in a most un-subtitley way.  The stop motion video, directed and animated by Stephanie Dudley, is stunning. Besides being showcased on moving poems, the film has its own website.  

Click on the little arrows between the HD and Vimeo text at the bottom of the video to put it in full screen mode. You won't be sorry.


Photo by Chris Downer

thin mist--
night after night
vegetable soup
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Ed Baker said...

NEAT ! like, you know ?

Rehn said...

Thank you Don. Two wonderful videos. Words and images.

Mary Ahearn said...

Well, Mr.Ed Baker, you took the words right out of my mouth?
Thanks much Don, so very interesting.
And the beloved Issa - perfect.

Constance Campbell said...

Don! You are the best. Those were marvelous. Thanks so much. Constance

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Ed, Cheers ...

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

You are welcome, Rehn.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Mary ... from poverty, poetry, and a well-nourished spirit.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Constance ... thanks, glad you liked them.

Ed Baker said...

Mary ... you actually looked at the film .... !

and, picking up on your use of "interesting" :

shape of moon
wet from her bath