Friday, March 20, 2009

Text Flows has partnered with TextTelevision to offer TextFlows, an alternative approach to reading and experiencing poetry. By converting text dynamically into Flash animation, poems are revealed phrase by phrase through motion and light, and at a pace controlled by the reader. The simplified words and crisp motion fixes one's attention on the subtleties of language, increasing involvement, engagement, and understanding.

Robert Frost's Mending Wall is here.

A goodly selection of other poems can be found here.

Something there is about just the text

black on white

scrolling slowly enough to read

the poets voice comes forth silently

you hope for no interruptions

until it finishes