This haiku video uses footage of one of London’s best steel bands as they practiced for the Notting Hill Carnival last month. (It’s not the first videopoem I’ve made with shots of the carnival. Some of you might remember this video from 2107.)
A quick, silent videopoem made with text-on-screen from the latest erasure poem. I’m indebted to a friend, Rachel Shaw, for commenting on the footage I’ve used here — a shot of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, which I posted to Facebook last night — that it was “weirdly beautiful with the sound off. Like anemones and seaweeds waving in the current.”
This comment was much in my mind as I selected lines for the erasure poem, which lo and behold turned out to be just the right length for a half-minute video. Enjoy.