Posts Tagged ‘Poem’

Moliere

May 20, 2010

John Ruoff as Moliere

Poem by Carl Nelson/Photo by Carl Nelson/Voice by John Ruoff

Dancer

May 11, 2010

Poet's Hearing Aid

Poem by Carl Nelson / Photo by Carl Nelson / Voice by John Ruoff

Dahli Lama

May 11, 2010

Charlie was hard to catch on camera.  She avoided it, and would not look at the lens.

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by Lynn Nelson

A Small Boy’s Photo

May 11, 2010

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by Lynn Nelson

Oh, the Spring! (Mole’s Song)

May 4, 2010

Photo/Poster by Carl Nelson

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice of John Ruoff

My Eyes Are Swimming Like Fish

May 4, 2010

Photo by Carl Nelson

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice of John Ruoff

The Ocean

May 4, 2010

Photo by Carl Nelson

Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice of John Ruoff

My Desire For Oranges

March 24, 2010
Prose tends to flow freely like a brook, bunching up a bit before a rock,  churning a bit in a whirlpool, or slowly circling in a backwater.  But the meaning is usually clear.
A poem, on the other hand, can be more like a plank of knotty pine.  It may run straightforward and freely for a while in a clear grain – and then bunch suddenly in a knot of quite complex thought or be lost suddenly, and for a while, in a vacant hole of revelation.  For this reason, I’ve sometimes used the first or second take of a recording, rather than a more practiced later version.  Like a buzzsaw, in the initial take you can feel the mind labor as the voice gears down to cut through a hardened knot of particularly opaque meaning, or fly freely as the minds sawblade spins wildly through a vacant hole of illumination.  I enjoy hearing this dialogue between the poem and reader.
Photo by Carl Nelson / Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by John Ruoff

A Man And His Cat

March 18, 2010
Photo by Carl Nelson / Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by John Ruoff

Dickens

March 18, 2010
Photo by Carl Nelson / Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by John Ruoff

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