top of page
This page is a collection of high quality poetry videos and spoken word performances we consider to be worth a look and listen. Hope you enjoy them!
Charles Bukowski - Bluebird (best version)
there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him I say, stay in there I'm not going to let anybody see you there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I pur whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke and the whores and the bartenders and the grocery clerks never know that he's in there there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him I say stay down, do you want to mess me up? you want to screw up the works? you want to blow my book sales in Europe? there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too clever, I only let him out at night sometimes when everybody's asleep I say, I know that you're there so don't be sad then I put him back but he's singing a little in there, I haven't quite let him die and we sleep together like that with our secret pact and it's nice enough to make a man weep but I don't weep do you?
Aiya | Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Finals 2019
Poet: Aiya Meilani (IG @aiyapapayaa) After months of preliminary rounds with over 200 young poets hailing from the SF Bay Area, 12 finalists stepped up to the mic at the Sydney Goldstein Theater on April 6th for a night of spoken word poetry at 2019 Teen Poetry Slam Finals. Top Scoring Slam Finalists: •Samuel Getachew, 16 y/o, Oakland (IG @samuelgd) •Aiya, 19 y/o, San Leando (IG aiyapapayaa) •Jayvyn, 15 y/o, San Francisco (IG @jayvyn.naeem) The top six finalists will head to Las Vegas, NV to represent the Bay Area at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival in July 2019. www.BraveNewVoices.org. Youth Speaks Facebook: http://facebook.com/YouthSpeaks Youth Speaks Twitter: http://twitter.com/YouthSpeaks Youth Speaks Instagram: http://instagram.com/YouthSpeaks
The Raven (Christopher Lee)
Goodbye my Love (May 27th 1922 – June 7th 2015) Thank you for the movies, the songs, the memories. Thank you for all. Thank you for being the best and thank you for being my hero. I will always love you my hero. God please give him back to me :( :( :( _________________________________________ Please don't forget to subscribe, like, comment, and share. :) anyone who want to know whats the name of the background music is I don't know the background music was already in the reading when I bought it The Raven written by Edgar Allan Poe Read by Sir Christopher Lee "I do not own the audio rights in this video. This is only a Fan made video." Thanks for watching :) Wow 1 million views. Thank You all so much *.*
A Poem To A Friend With Depression
This is the second poem that I have ever published. The video is shot in various locations in Thessaloniki, Greece. The characters and the themes of the poem are fragments of my own life and experiences and it was written in hopes of providing comfort to people in similar positions. I want to thank my friends for doing a few cameos in this production and for supporting me in this project. I hope you enjoy it, Internet Friends. Forever Humbled, A kid with a camera 🔰Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/illneas 🔰Find me here 🔗https://www.instagram.com/_illneas/ 🔗https://www.facebook.com/illneas/ 🔗https://twitter.com/illneas 🔗https://open.spotify.com/artist/6RXfBqGg0YwfM7jVCTq79W?si=hyG3S2oXTH-7HW_pIsH_zw Second channel 🔗https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3urbsMSDr9XmgtnFdWZe_Q 🔰References -The narrator is Tyler https://www.artstation.com/sunshine-tm -The music LO.OSE - Cover Of The White Wall https://open.spotify.com/track/7stLp0NmYJHKNxCsQLoT91?si=97da365f15b04f68 🔰Communities -https://discord.gg/kfxthmS3F4 -https://www.facebook.com/groups/2314655172176122/ -https://www.reddit.com/r/searchingformeaning/ 🔰My equipment: I film handheld with a Panasonic Lumix G80 https://amzn.to/2uGqmQZ GX80 https://amzn.to/33e5Tye 📷Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Lens https://amzn.to/2vr9P3N 🔰A Poem To A Friend With Depression by illneas Where did you hide your smile? Is it beneath your tongue or did you hide it on a drawing you made years ago? Is it trapped behind the glass of a framed picture or did you hide it in a shoebox under your bed? where you keep all those objects... ticket stubs, poems, pebbles from the seaside we visited I wish you left your room more often or at least you allowed me to visit you You said "the odyssey of our lives could be more than an oscillation between the things we didn't choose" Therefore I shouldn't worry about you When we were kids you used to give all your favorite toys away and I thought maybe this is what happened to your smile You simply gave it away I asked your parents about it and they told me that they did everything they could I asked your friends about it and they told me it's impossible to help a friend with depression You used to gift your smile to everyone so proudly until the day you didn't The memory of you radiating happiness is fading The best poems are hidden under a bed in a shoebox maybe like your smile Yesterday a stranger smiled at me I smiled back at them And for some reason, I knew Dear Friend, I wrote this poem to tell you that I found your smile
bottom of page