Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Inspire Me Wednesdays: Week 31

First of all, congratulations to my good friend JAN for winning the ArtRocks paper contest! 
Contact me to choose your prize! Thanks to all who entered. xo

A couple of days ago, I decided that the topic for this week's Inspire Me Wednesdays would be one of my favorite poems (the first verse is in the picture above!) by e.e. cummings. I love this poem because it is  joyous and grateful. (The full poem is at the bottom of the post!!)

Naturally, I turned to my old friend Google to find out a little bit more about the poem. While doing this, I discovered something awesome.  First, I found out that a composer put the poem to choral music. Then I found out that a high school choir in Japan sung this song in a competition and won. (I throughly enjoyed this video. Check it out!)

Afterwords, I found out that Eric Whitacre (the fellow who composed the music ) was also the conductor of a "virtual choir", in which people all over the world sing his composition in their room in front of a camera, and then he puts it all together as a group. The actual visuals of the video aren't the best, but the
concept is wonderful and the music is worth taking a listen to.

I hope you are as inspired by this as I am!
Have a great Wednesday,


i thank you God for most this amazing 
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything 
that is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of eyes are opened)

-e.e. cummings

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