Bonta video poem – “the wanderers’ blessing”

Look what Dave Bonta has made, from one of the poems in Forever Will End On Thursday. I love this!

As I wrote to Dave: I would never have thought of pairing the footage and the poem, but the footage speaks to the themes in the poem — solidarity yet separateness; deep wariness and alertness to the environment; the need for camouflage and the longing for connection — all things that characterize the ‘order of strangers and interlopers.’ The music resonates as well – made me think of yearning and unfinishedness. It’s an unexpected connection you made, but I think it works.

(The poem originally appeared at Escape Into Life.)

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9 thoughts on “Bonta video poem – “the wanderers’ blessing”

  1. [...] April. Fortunately, Nic saw the logic in my seemingly strange choice, as she wrote in an email and subsequently blogged: I would never have thought of pairing the footage and the poem, but the footage speaks to the [...]

  2. Maureen says:

    Extraordinary pairing! It works in such an unexpected way.

  3. Dick says:

    Perfect. Such a striking poem and so well served by Dave and his two friends!

  4. Haunting and deeply engaging, both the video and the poem.

  5. beth says:

    It’s strange and wonderful. I wouldn’t have thought of the pairing, either, but it works especially well I think because these are such strange and foreign little creatures, unknown to almost all of us.

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