Departure by Cynthia Cox

Texas-based poet Cynthia Cox drew on a couple of public-domain films for this piece, which she blogged about at mareymercy.

Finding the footage for this one was a bit of a bear, as it always is at the Internet Archives because their method of categorizing and organizing material doesn’t work with my brain. I found the video of Saunders dancing first, and “Romance Sentimentale” came along a few days later. Once I had those two pieces it was just a matter of splicing them together. Music was another matter, as I changed my mind twice when putting the visuals together, then two more times when I layered the poem audio over that.

Read the rest (includes the full text of the poem).

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    mareymercy 12 December, 2011

    Thank you Dave!

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