the year long poetry project “Poieo” comes to an end with gratitude.
words on a page are dead until they are read – poieo a 365 day poetry project: anonymous strangers reading poems out loud and on the spot – Enjoy the art of poetry. Read a poem out loud to yourself and give it life –
I took the book and the camera and went outside. I walked the streets and no matter where I went I asked people if they would like to read from this book of poems while I filmed them.
To my pleasant surprise most people said yes.
What I like best about this project is at the very end, when people finish reading the poem, there is a wonderful expression on their face – there is a look of something genuine and innocent, something pure meeting threads of the self-conscience.
It’s nice to see people trying hard, struggling a bit, reflecting in the moment as they read and then seeing the transition from introspection clashing gently with reality.
I think this is why people like poetry, it lifts one up and out of the self – there’s just no helping it.