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Sat, Apr 29, 2017 6:51 AM

Live Poll: One Movie, One Poem (Suggestions welcome)

A few weeks ago, coincidentally during National Poetry Month (April) in the United States, a film about poet Emily Dickinson, 'A Quiet Passion', was released. (The famous Emily Dickinson is widely considered to be one of the best, and most influential, poets ever.)

Imagine that you are stranded on an island, literal or, because we're talking about poetry, metaphorical, and you are given only two representatives of the arts and entertainment: one poem by Emily Dickinson and one film. Which movie, from the list below, and thematically related poem, would you choose?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls069762441/?publish=save
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/5dbmQcJwRSM/


(If you would like to suggest a movie for any of the poems already in the list, please feel free; if you would like to suggest a film and a poem, see a list of selected poems here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/emily-dickinson#about)

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4 y ago

wow rubyfruit...what an amazing and beautiful concept...

being a poet myself, i so appreciated your passionate connection to a story and a simple verse...

and it is so hard to choose, but...i have to say the one that truly struck me (along with the photo chosen), was american beauty 'in this short life'...

thank you for this...

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Ruby,

I like the concept behind your poll suggestion. I will have to review and think about Emily Dickenson's before I can offer any suggestion.

In the interim:

I suspect you already knew that all of Emily Dickenson's poems can be sung to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas".

For example:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/47652
Because I could not stop for Death
By Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility –

. . .

Here's a YouTube video that illustrates the point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK0DKHCqwpA

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CHILDREN OF PARADISE

Love's made of acid irony
Yet as sweet as pearls of honey

Feelings never imitate, nor do they deviate,
Yet the way between hearts never is straight.

Love is a tyrant of many disguises...
... always commands and never compromises.
Is the true master of our ill-fated lives,
And when it perishes, through jealousy survives
... for the flame of hate in indecent symmetry,
 is only the rotten fruit falling from love's tree.

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4 y ago

Don't forget the discussion link. :)

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an "it's been updated and completed" bump

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4 y ago

hey ruby...

congratulations on going live...

once again...great poll....

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