Videos inspired by poems
Sometimes I wonder if the template I’ve established for Moving Poems isn’t too rigid. My requirement that, except for the rare interview or documentary, every featured video must include part or all of a poem in some way necessarily excludes a great deal of videos that were merely inspired by, or made in response to, poems. Here, for example, is “A contemporary interpretation of a poem written by Emily Dickinson on life/death from the perspective of the fly” by Sasha Sumner:
And another recent upload to Vimeo called “Too Much With Us,” by Victoria Youngblood, was “Loosely inspired by William Wordsworth’s sonnet ‘The World is Too Much With Us’.”
Both these videos definitely add to my appeciation of the poems in question.