Sunday, August 28, 2011

World's Best Poetry Reading

OK, you people are falling down on the job. I mean, seriously. Why didn't anyone point me toward this clip of an adorable three-year-old boy reciting Litany by Billy Collins when it came out last year?

Ohmilord. One more reason to love poetry. And parents who read poetry to youngsters.

His inflection on some lines is absolute perfection ... especially at the end:
But don't worry, I am not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.

Your creativity assignment for the week: Memorize a poem. One more way to own it.

2 comments:

Le Grand Lapin said...

I am humbled and filled with pure joy. Awesome.

Anna said...

So good. I needed to know that poetry was real. Thanks for sharing this. I feel better.