June: Week Three...The Spoken Word.
I love poetry. I have a personal practice of first reading poetry to myself. Afterward, I try to find the poetry spoken out loud. It is even better if the recording or video actually has the original author reading their own work. Listening to an author read his or her own work helps us to "hear" how they envisioned the poem to be spoken. Having this practice allows the intended meaning of the piece to become more clear. Additionally, any specific rhythm to the can be better detected. Please enjoy the selections that I have chosen below. In the best case scenario, I was able to find both the written transcript for the poems and the spoken word recording.
- Copy and paste the following address into a new address bar:
http://lyrics.wikia.com/Shane_Koyczan:To_This_Day (Go to this website and read the lyrics).
- Watch the following spoken word animation.
- Copy and paste the following address into a new address bar: http://www.loveyourselfnaturally.com/poem-hands-by-sarah-kay/ (Go to this website and read the lyrics).
- Watch the following videos.
- Create your own spoken word poem and beat/ rhythm that goes with it.
- Share with the class.
- Make sure you type your poem on a Word document. If it is really good, I will ask for your permission post it on the website. Please only put your first name on the document.