Poem Movie Beauty

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Catherine M. Johnson. Visit her site to find many poetry links for the week.

Thank you to Carol at Carol’s Corner for explaining Poetry Friday to me. She shared this post by Tabatha Yeatts with me. It’s a great introduction to Poetry Friday, if you’re wondering how it works, too.

My contribution this week is a link to something small but wonderful. While thinking about the Poem Movie Challenge on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog, I came across this version of Claude McKay’s poem, THE TROPICS IN NEW YORK, on The Poetry Foundation’s site. The animation is gorgeous, and Ziggy Marley’s reading is unforgettable. I hope you’ll like it, too.Mackey

Claude McKay, Wikimedia Commons



20 thoughts on “Poem Movie Beauty”

  1. Oh, I think I’ll have to put Ziggy Marley on my list of favorite readers (it’s actually a list titled “People Who Can Read to Me Forever” – Jeremy Irons, Paul Oster, James Earl Jones (of course) and now Ziggy Marley! Thanks, Monica, and welcome to PF.

  2. Thanks for sharing this small but powerful piece. I think the animation adds a wonderful dimension as, at the end, you see this homesick kid’s tears in the middle of a throng of expressionless faces. Person reading has just the right accent.

    1. Hi Violet, thank you for visiting. I think the animation is beautifully done, and I was really surprised there were no credits at the end of the clip. Who made all that loveliness? I’m going to try to find out. Regarding the reading, both the poet Claude McKay and the reader Ziggy Marley were born in Jamaica.

  3. I’ve been traveling this month and am just now looking over last Friday’s PF contributions– so happy to see your name there! What a wonderful reading and video, Monica! Thanks for sharing and also for reminding people about this month’s challenge.

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