"Have you ever done Spoken Word poetry?"
We never know from where, or from who, inspiration is going to strike. For episode 2 of Wander Where This Goes, which seeks to follow curiosity, and find what lives behind a question, inspiration came from a combination of a week in Israel, a question from a friend, and a stranger on a train in London.
In today’s episode, I talk about:
- My first attempt at Spoken Word poetry
- Slow breath
- Peace & Philosophy
This is the woman on the train.
I took the photo on my train ride in London, on the way to the airport to come back to the US. As she sat peacefully... I mean real peacefully, the entire trip, it moved me to write and record this Spoken Word piece.
What is Spoken Word?
Poetry Foundation describes Spoken Word art as performance that can encompass or contain elements of rap, hip-hop, storytelling, theater, and jazz, rock, blues, and folk music.
Characterized by rhyme, repetition, improvisation, and word play, spoken word poems frequently refer to issues of social justice, politics, race, and community.
Enjoy, and let me know if you'd like to hear more!
Here is an incredible example of how powerful Spoken Word can be...
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