Posts tagged ‘video’

Mary Oliver

Sharing some videos of Mary Oliver and her work for National Poetry Month:

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NaPoWriMo #12

in honor of the anniversary
of fifty years since Gargarin’s first flight
musicians celebrate the history
with dulcet notes that float throughout the night

their joyful duet, memories abound
the flutes remember heroes Buzz and Neil
whose first few steps, so brave and so profound,
inspired generations with their zeal

aboard the international station
plays Cady Coleman, mission specialist
with Ian Anderson’s proclamation
our heroes: astronauts and scientists

they offer their music, the song “Bourree”
for honoring the explorers esprit

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Mythic Faire

The weekend away that knocked me off schedule for the poetry challenge involved a road trip to Baltimore to see the Mythic Faire. This magical event combined threads of steampunk, faerie, pagan, rennies, pirates, scifi-fantasy, folk rock, and more into an amazing tapestry.
My primary incentive for attending: s00j. SJ Tucker is one of my favorite musicians, and she played two separate concerts. The following video is of “Cheshire Kitten,” off of her Mischief album, played during the Saturday afternoon performance.
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March Challenge #9 – Exploration

From Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge:

On this day in 1454, explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born. The continent we live on is named after Vespucci. Reflect on exploration.

Another new form for me today, the etheree. On a subject very near and dear to my heart.

Space
Shuttle
Final flight
Discovery
Brave adventurer
Traveler, explorer
You took our dreams to the stars
You dared to create the future
Eldest of the fleet, first to retire
Welcome home, Lady, you have earned your rest