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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.
This is an animation of the American poet Mark Nepo’s beautiful poem, Yes, We Can Talk.

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.

Here’s an animation of a very short poem by M. Frida Hartley about the unethical treatment of animals in our world.
This is an animation of the American poet e.e. cummings’ beautiful poem in praise of the ineffable.

An animated version of Simon Armitage’s sardonic verse looking back at the life of a man.