Herbert the robot,
gentle but cold,
wanders the earth,
never growing old.
He's climbed grandiose mountains
and swam sweeping seas.
Herbert weeps with the wind
and he sighs with the trees.
The one thing he longed for
was a friend he could love
and to Herbert's surprise,
that friend came from above.
A tiny bird named "Isle"
flew down from the sky,
perching on Herbert's shoulder
as the days drifted by.
Though an unlikley pair,
Herbert and Isle,
they would share many laughs,
they would sing, they would smile.
Then one day Herbert noticed
that Isle became weak,
how fragile were his wings
and how dull was his beak.
Herbert knew it was time,
they had reached an end.
He had to let go
of his beloved little friend.
So he mourned and he cried
as much as any robot could
but life had to go on
for Herbert's own good.
Isle taught him to love,
to be soft, to be kind,
to appreciate what you have,
and to cherish what you find.
Herbert still travels the earth
and though alone, he does smile,
for he still hums the song
of his fondest friend, Isle.
CALLING ALL VO ARTISTS, ACTORS, FILMMAKERS, ANIMATORS, VIDEO EDITORS & MUSICIANS! Let's start making Short Films out of all the great contributions to the "Recite a Poem Every Day" collab - contribute your performances, edits & audio!
NOTE: You can contribute your written poetry - and find others' poetry to perform - HERE
ANIMATORS: Find a Poetry Reading that inspires you to animate a Short Film, LIKE THIS EXAMPLE by Juan Mayo.
FILMMAKERS: Make a Storyboard inspired by a Poem so that Actors can perform it - or shoot your own Short Film.
ACTORS: Perform a Poem from the site.
VIDEO EDITORS: Remix audio & visual elements from the site into a Short Film of a Poem you like. Check out THIS "SONNET 29" SHORT FILM by tori as inspiration.
MUSICIANS: Compose a Score for a Poem you like.
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Perform a reading of a Poem on the site that you like.
CURATORS: Make Albums of Poetry or Performances you think would be great resources for Short Films.
I see too much
With these two eyes
And these two lungs
Breath in too many lies
And two lip sighs
I was going through old school photography projects and I came across this. I thought it would be good for the theme regarding School.
This is just a simple version. May add the photos & overlays later if i get a chance. :)
and oh pooooooo I just noticed the performance number is wrong on the last one!
In Ghana people talk about weight so freely. In fact while I was in Social Studies class, my teacher grouped us by the size of our bodies.
Group 1: Fat
Group 2: Medium
Group 3: Slim
All I could think about was how awful it was that he did that in a class full of teenage girls. Then I realized that no one cared. Fat did not have a negative connotation.
In fact, fat is considered beautiful here.
I am a skinny person. I even lost weight at the beginning of my exchange due to my change in diet and depression. Then I switched my host families and began to eat more and I was so much happier.
My host mom was smiling and I asked why. She replied "Your buttocks is becoming big."
I couldnt zip up the dress I had made the month before. Though I new I was healthy, the American media has created this allusion that struggling to put on clothes is the worst thing that could happen to a girl, and I was dissapointed.
When people saw me in the streets they would say "Samantha! You look good. You are fat. What are you eating?" And though I was eating better the true reason for my weight gain was that I was happy. My host mom would say "It is the peace."
When a person is healthy and happy, weight does not matter. I knew this before my exchange, but now that I have experienced it for myself I truly will accept myself as beautiful.
I saw Soupy's scale and immediately wanted to animate it. It'd be cool to add some noises of like, springs creaking and breaking inside of it or something too.
Some ideas regarding the potential themes signs and language.