Today's poem is "Dandelion" by Mary Lee Hahn.
Poem video was created by Kimberly T.
Mary Lee Hahn
4/11/2023 04:05:18 am
Kimberly, there are no words, but I'll try. I am so deeply honored that you expanded my poem into a bigger piece of art. Using metaphor, you collaborated with my poem to create this powerful work of protest and hope. It moves me to tears every time I watch it. Thank you.
4/11/2023 04:30:45 pm
Mary Lee Hahn, thank you for allowing me to take your poem and make "my mark" on it Once I read your poem, I knew immediately what I needed to make this video about. It was an honor to use your words and add a different perspective on it. Thank you again for donating your poem.
4/11/2023 04:42:23 pm
Mary Lee Hahn,
4/11/2023 01:00:34 pm
I have shared this video countless times. It is so beautifully done.
4/11/2023 04:34:49 pm
Marisa, I have always thought poetry was the gateway to depth and emotion. Poetry, for me, has always been the kind of literature that makes me "feel" something when I read it. After reading this poem, I felt a heavy and important need to connect the poem to the BLM movement. Thank you for your kind comment, Marisa.
4/11/2023 01:22:15 pm
The footage with the poem just gave me chills. What a beautiful way to make Mary Lee's wise words into a much bigger and more powerful piece of wart.
4/11/2023 04:37:29 pm
Thank you Tanita! It was Mary Lee Hahn's words that sparked the idea for this poem. Once I had the idea in my head, I could not unsee it. I know it is not exactly appropriate for the age group in which the poem was intended for, but the message is too important to ignore.
4/13/2023 06:02:14 am
Amazing video Kimberly and interpretation. Wonderful, poem, Mary Lee.
4/14/2023 04:22:48 am
Incredible interpretation of Mary Lee's hopeful poem. Wow! Just Wow!
4/14/2023 05:22:20 am
Such a powerful and evocative video the poem and your images fit together seamlessly and build on each other, thanks Kimberly!
4/14/2023 08:52:52 am
wow! on. every. level.
4/15/2023 12:18:41 pm
At first I thought I was waiting to have the news feed end, then I realized Mary Lee's poem was there. I started over! I will share but hope this will be seen so, so many places. Your small cherita, Mary Lee, just exploded, thanks to Kimberly T.
4/15/2023 01:53:54 pm
What a collaboration. This work deserves to be part of curricula everywhere, in so many disciplines, for so many ages and stages. Outstanding, both of you.
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