Found videopoem?

A reporter tries to get out a simple report in what I presume is Urdu. The result struck me as an inadvertent videopoem. (Many thanks to Arvind for locating this for me on YouTube, based on a version that had been uploaded to Facebook.)

Dave is the founder of Moving Poems, and posts videos for his own poems (along with lots of other stuff) at Via Negativa. Here's a bio.


  1. Wonderful Dave! Lately I’ve become very interested in ‘found poetry’, as I question what constitutes poetry. I put up a video on Viral Verse today called ‘I Hate Tennessee’ which is really just a football fan dissing the opposing team, but somehow this video (which I first saw months ago) resonates and sticks with me more than some classic verse.

    • Love it! I’ve met lots of people like the gentleman in your video who have a real way with words. Maybe I should start filming them in action.

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