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Great poems animated

‘If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul,’ wrote Edgar Allen Poe, ‘you haven’t experienced poetry’. Great poems console, enrich, inspire and enlighten. The goal of this project is to share the power of poetry through animation.

An animation to accompany a reading of Rudyard Kipling’s If, one of the greatest poems in the English language.
An animation of the English poet Philip Larkin’s famous poem on family dysfunction.
This is an animation version of Robert Frost’s classic poem, probably one of the most famous in the English language.
This is an animation version of Mary Oliver’s landmark poem, a manifesto for authentic living.
This is an animation to accompany some excerpts from the Tao Te Ching, one of the most important and beautiful spiritual texts ever created.

This is an animation to accompany the Irish poet Louis MacNeice’s haunting poem against totalitarianism and humanity’s appetite for war.

This is an animation of the British poet Carol Ann Duffy’s beautiful love poem, You.
This is an animation of the American poet Mark Nepo’s beautiful poem, Yes, We Can Talk.
This is an animation of the American poet e.e. cummings’ beautiful poem in praise of the ineffable.
This is an animation of a very short poem about the unethical treatment of animals in our world.