"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference."
~ Elie Wiesel
Love, love, love the Langston Hughes quote--"spring kissed me bang in the face.""You are the fire in the match." And you, my friend, are a hot ticket! Happy Earth Day!
What a joyful, engaging video of the children proclaiming their poetry appreciation. Thank you for Langston Hughes' opening quotes, as well as the animated recitation of his poem. The gift in both of those Hughes’ experiences for me is that I can think of him in terms other than “Harlem” (aka "Dream Deferred") which I studied with twenty-two classes of h.s. equivalency students. Most especially, thank you for sharing your beautiful watercolor...”the lift of the latch”…Thank you for empowering, post after post, so that we can lift the variety of latches that keep us imprisoned; you are the lift that enables us to envision and take hold of ourselves as the lifts. God bless you. Many, many thanks!
Disney does make us smile, a lot. Thanks for that, Tabatha, and for your gorgeous watercolor and love poem. The images are so lovely (pictures and words). And "the life of the latch" somehow touches me most, that thought of "opening" oneself to another.
Thanks for the dose of cuteness and Langston's lovely poem. LOVE your painting, and the whimsical way your words dance on the page.
I love all of these!
Tabatha, the video is so PRECIOUS! I love that these kids LOVE poetry so much! Thank you for sharing--it made my day! Your poem and drawings are beautiful, too. =)
Your painting is just what kind of art I want to make, the kind that has a smile on its face. Thanks for the video, too. It is too cute not to share.
*wails* I can't see the video. It's 'not been made available in your country'. :(But I LOVE that opening quote. Exuberance personified! And your poem is delightful!
I'm in love with your watercolor and pen drawing. Beautiful!
Such a sweet video, poem, and drawing, Tabatha! The video reminds me of an HBO/Poetry Founday video a friend gave me recently called, "Classical BABY I'm Grown Up Now: The Poetry Show." Have you seen it? I know you'd love it! I posted about it on Facebook on 4/17 if you want to go to my timeline to see what the cover looks like. Here are three excerpts I found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVU_6GLZ-5Q and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9hApou-86M and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3dkjTmh2gA
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