“My heart—I thought it stopped. So I got in my car and headed for God”

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Roger Ebert is gone.

May he Rest In Peace and know that joy that he has brought to millions.

My thoughts are with his family and friends as they begin to walk the path of grief.

I have chosen to look at poetry  merged with film today.

Often a poem is so visually striking, so evocative of a time or a space that you can

See it in your mind’s eye.

A poet who can move you into another time or place,

A poet who can help you

See Something

Is worth their weight in gold.

Roger Ebert’s film reviews would often focus on the screenplay,

the Words of the film.

What is a Poem but a bit of a screenplay?

So often when reading poetry

I close my eyes

I close my eyes

and I am in the Poem itself.

Art.

What a gift.

I hope you enjoy this work of art

Words

Film

Art.

Peace,

Jen

***********

“My heart—I thought it stopped. So I got in my car and headed for God”

“Commissioned for the 12th Annual Juniper Literary Festival, held on April 13, 2012 in Amherst, MA, Ryan MacDonald’s video presents a series of overlaid images—including found footage of a family vacation—paired with a robotic female-sounding voice reading Amy Hempel‘s poem.

“In a Tub” appears in her collection Reasons to Live (Harper Perennial, 1995).”

(Thank you once again to the American Academy of Poets for making this easily available)

In a Tub _ Amy Hempel  *  Video by Ryan MacDonald

~ by Step On a Crack on April 4, 2013.

One Response to ““My heart—I thought it stopped. So I got in my car and headed for God””

  1. A–m–e–n.

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