vpoem #3

This third effort is another ekphrastic response to free footage I happened to stumble upon. XStockvideo has about 250 short HD stock footage clips about which the site says:

“Download as much as you want. No fees, no catch, unlimited downloads. Here you can find that perfect little freebie for your next project. All the videos are free to download and free to use in your projects for commercial or personal use.”

As I did with Hubble artists’ impressions for vpoem #2, I downloaded several clips that visually appealed to me and wrote the poem for them. Different colors of ‘smoke’, different views of goldfish and different views of a wine glass made a nice way to introduce and then restate themes & characters and helped unify the whole. As with the last one, once I had the footage in front of me, the text pretty much wrote itself. The guitar music is Shy Dreams by XL Funky at Sound Cloud (whom I first discovered via Dave Bonta in his recent videopoem, Reprieve).

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

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