It’s no secret that I love “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot. I quote it far too often (though fortunately mostly to myself) and some time ago I wrote a blogpost where I tried to convince you to read it with pictures of cats and Humphrey Bogart looking devastated. (Wow, that was in 2015..!)
I was first introduced to Prufrock by Yulin Kuang’s I Didn’t Write This series. Her video is an abridged version of the poem read out over clips of a couple at the beach. The narrator (Sean Persaud, the man in the video) has a very beautiful voice that made poem come so much more alive to me than if I had read it on a page first.
I guess I could basically add the whole series to this post, I love all of its eleven episodes so much. Not all videos feature poems, there are also adaptations of scenes from Young Adult novels. Some of the later episodes are dance-videos with poetry read over them. Very artsy and very effective. Extra favourite are Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy and Neil Gaiman’s Dark Sonnet.