Really – An Animated Poem

Monday, August 10, 2009.

Here’s a new poem animated below.  This poem was inspired by a session I attended at the 2009 AEPL conference a couple of weeks ago. 

This session was led by Burt Bradley and included some of the writing exercises he uses in a course he teaches called “Writing in the Wild.”

My intention was to write a very simple poem.  And my drawings (also simple because that’s about where my drawing skills are) are meant to reflect that simplicity.  I patched them together with Windows Moviemaker and recorded the poem with Audacity–both free downloads.

Here’s the text of the poem:

Really

Here we are, we’re always outside
The clouds, the sun, and the sky is outside
Inside our houses and cars and our jobs
We’re really outside

Up and down
And left and right
All around
We’re really outside

Once upon we lived under trees
In caves and huts and even tepees
No matter what we hung overhead
We were really outside

Up and down
And left and right
All around
We’re really outside

We’re always really always outside
Our windows and walls and doors are so thin
Even the skyscrapers are really quite small
Compared to outside

Up and down
And left and right
All around
We’re really outside

Laurence Musgrove

One thought on “Really – An Animated Poem

  1. ellensuzanne

    This could not have been better as I sit outside under the umbrella on the back deck. Thank you!

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