It all started with this animation/short film by Bradley Bell:
In which he interpreted “The Laughing Heart”, a poem written by Charles Bukowski, and spoken by Tom Waits. This should have been an easy cut-and-paste video/text post on my Tumblr, where I usually store quick-strike things of interest and inspirational value. But part of the being of what has been a product of a Poetry class back in my Undergrad/University days just couldn’t let it go and be done with. The textual format just didn’t have a resounding echo to me as it should.
A part of me just wanted much more to come out of each line.1 “Much more,” but not too much; though I have always been intrigued with a little bit of concrete poetry.2
- What is a line in Poetry? [↩]
- What is concrete poetry? [↩]