Tuesday, August 24, 2010

An Incredible performance of "Litany" by Billy Collins

If you've read this blog for very long, you know that I love poetry.  Dan sent me the link to this today and I had to share it.  It is so much more than a little child memorizing something adult.  He really seems to "get" it and he rolls the words around like an old master.  Enjoy.


quiltcat said...

That is phenomenal! I never was good at memorizing things, and now even less than when i was young, so his skill is amazing to me...as is the fact that he recites with such feeling...he clearly knows what he's saying! I've played this over and over again. What an inspiration to expose young children to good poetry.

Dana W. Fisher said...

I completely agree, Cat. Listening to it just makes me happy. I have a feeling that he is an incredibly intelligent little boy.
All the best,

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow - he is amazing. And yes, it was a joy to listen to. Thanks Dana.

Dana W. Fisher said...

I'm glad you liked it, too, Mary.