Saturday, July 14, 2012

Classic Poetry ~ A Twist



Natalie Merchant

In the TED presentation below, Natalie Merchant sings from her album, Leave Your Sleep, a collection of songs composed around lyrics from near-forgotten 19th-century poetry.

Click. Listen. Enjoy, as these 27 minutes transport, soothe, inform and inspire. And please, fellow wordsmiths, never underestimate the longevity and significance of good poetry. Blessings!



10 comments:

  1. Kim, what a beautiful treat you shared with us today. Thank you!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. "maggie and milly and molly and may" and "Spring and fall to a Young Child" are two of my all-time favourite poems. This is just the most beautiful thing I have seen and heard for a long time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is WONDERFUL, Kim!!!!!! Thank you so much. A lovely unexpected treat this sunny Saturday morning!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really enjoy Natalie Merchant and I'd not seen this before so this is very exciting !! Thank you, Kim!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So glad you took the trouble to put this up for us this evening Mary. Soothing is always good medicine.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I once played poker with Natalie's mother. There's a poem in that, perhaps. My "little" brother remembers when Natalie and the 10K Maniacs played locally. My friends who never left remember too. I never knew she promoted herself so much. Kudos to her. She made platinum.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Stunning. Love rhyming poetry, beautifully presented.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Listened to the whole thing this morning for the second time. What a delight. Truly I hope more people take a look. It is worth anyone's time, something not to be missed!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I just watched and listened again. Soothing, inspiring, comforting. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. So glad you referred back to this, as I wasn't here at the time.

    ReplyDelete