Category: poem

Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (poem with …

Lord Byron – She Walks in Beauty (poem with subtitles / captions)

SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY by Lord Byron (for Silvia on Facebook) 

New word: ‘gaudy’ (adjective) 

She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies. 

 One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. 

 And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent! 

Poem by Lord Byron. Read by Chris.

How 3 animators interpreted the same Whitman p…


One of the most amazing things about poetry is its seemingly infinite capacity for interpretation. To illustrate that fact, TED-Ed launched a great poetic experiment. We gave one Walt Whitman poem to three of our in-house animators, and asked them to interpret it using three different styles of animation. They were each given a recording of the text to work from, which was supplied by three local poets who also interpreted the text using their voices. The result? A stunning video that breathes three very different lives into Walt Whitman’s timeless poem, “A Noiseless Patient Spider.” 


Interpretation #1 by Jeremiah Dickey

Medium: Paint on Glass


Interpretation #2 by Biljana Labovic

Medium: Video


Interpretation #3 by Lisa LaBracio

Medium: Scratchboard

Watch all of the interpretations here: A poetic experiment: Walt Whitman, interpreted by three animators – Justin Moore

Happy Birthday to Walt Whitman today!

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 6 on the /ʤ/ sound…

Chris reads Phonemic Poem 6 on the /ʤ/ sound.

The jury budged the jokey judge. 

Jolly Julie made us fudge. 

Jest and joke; jump to your ledge. 

Juicy dew drenches the hedge. 

Gentle legends due to age; 

dubious duties induce rage. 

Jumping genies jive unhinged. 

Duly produce this poem you’ve binged.

Phonemic Poem 5:  /ɜ:/

Phonemic Poem 5: 


Have you heard about this word?
Murderous workers cursed and stirred.
‘Air’ or ‘are’? Er…it’s reverted
to it’s worst, yet not perverted.
Girl, bird, world; hurt is her.
British food is burnt and ugh!

Phonemic Poem 2: /ɪ/ or /i:/Bold = /ɪ/Underlin…

Phonemic Poem 2:
/ɪ/ or /i:/

Bold = /ɪ/

Underlined = /i:/ (ee)

Bitch or beach? Hit or heat?

he likes is eating meat.

TV in bits – see or miss?

It’s not easy
saying these or this.

Six chicken pieces please.

Fill up, feel full with chips in cheese.

misty windows; seat, sit.

it with ease. In a bit!

Phonemic Poem 1: /ɑ:/Hat, hot, heart; the hurt…

Phonemic Poem 1:

hot, heart; the hurt has started.

yearn, yarn; the fear has parted.

Car can’t start. Glass on grass!

tort, tart; fast can pass.

or far; the past can’t last;

charm friends with this classy blast.