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Songs for Our Theme this Month: The Poet
This month, Tweetspeak is celebrating “The Poet,” and in musical fashion Seth Haines has compiled this playlist featuring some of the world’s greatest poets and songwriters.
Seth has attempted to pair spoken-word poems with songs in a way that creates a series of “couplets.” Save for the introductory couplet (Marsalis/Peyroux), each couplet attempts to explore a particular theme. For instance, the Ignatow/U2 explores themes of war, hubris, and colonialism. The Lowell/R.E.M. couplet explores themes of freedom, of eternity.
When taken together, the couplets form a larger story, a sort of over-arching theme. Do you see it? Take a stab in the comments. Also, feel free to leave us your favorite poetic musical picks.
Photo by kejoli, Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post by Seth Haines.