When do words move beyond mere information and into the realm of poetry?
In this combination of poetry, traditional music, and video art, you’ll encounter all sorts of ideas about what touches the poet’s heart.
Perhaps after first watching it with your full focus, try making a list of the blessings that Whyte shares in his words.
Is there a line in this two-part poem that most connects with your own experiences?
How does listening to the poem while watching the video alter your understanding of the words? Does hearing the poet read the poem mean something different to you than would reading the words on a page?
Blessings / David Whyte by Pilgrim Films on Vimeo (4:08)