POETRY IN THE MOVIES!

Yes, it is still Poetry Month–all month long!

This blog started out as a film commentary so I thought that I would share a couple of my favourite movies with Poetry Moments.

First, Il Postino, a film about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda on exile in Italy. A local letter carrier, poet at heart, is caught up with the fact that Neruda is there, in his community. He is inspired to make a brief production about metaphors. This small clip from the movie is powerful and unforgettable!

Second on my list would be a clip from teen novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. This moving rendition of Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost is  so moving that one realizes deeply the power of words and poetry.

Happy Poetry Month!!!!

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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

10 thoughts on “POETRY IN THE MOVIES!”

  1. Really love the video clips, Patricia, and “Stop All the Clocks” … mesmerizing.

    I love this little poem that tells what a poem is. 🙂

    What’s A Poem?

    A whisper,
    a shout,
    thoughts turned
    inside out.

    A laugh,
    a sigh,
    an echo
    passing by.

    A rhythm,
    a rhyme,
    a moment
    caught in time.

    A moon,
    a star,
    a glimpse
    of who you are.

    –Charles Ghigna

    Happy Poetry Month!

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  2. In The Outsiders clip, you can just see the grasp of those words taking hold of his thoughts. What a nice way to show that, now, he does know the meaning.

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  3. Paul,

    Thanks so much for this mention. It, too, is a favourite, and, perhaps, the most moving of all. The movie link is available on YouTube but I am including this link with the actual words:

    Best in Poetry Month!

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  4. Patricia

    Another great movie ‘poetry’ scene for your collection is at the Funeral in 4 Weddings and A Funeral when one of the characters reads out a piece by WH Auden called STOP ALL THE CLOCKS.

    Happy Poetry month.

    Paul

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