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The Swimmer - Mary Oliver

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CyprisThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 19, 2013 at 11:53 am
Wow! Very nice.That was wonderful, i wonder where you got your inspiration? Is there a story behind it?
 
timshel-streetThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm
Thank you so much :)
As far as inspiration, I made the video for my creative writing class last year. My teacher  asked us to choose a poem to study in depth, so I picked "The Swimmer" by Mary Oliver (which is one of my favorites.) My main goal was to capture the tone/mood of the piece - for me the poem has always been about depression, so I was trying to recreate the feeling of drowning as opposed to swimming (hence the rain overlay, the black and white, the blurring, etc.)... (more »)
 
SydBrown said...
Sept. 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Oh my goodness your video is amazing and I truly could cry dear nice job!
 
timshel-streetThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Thank you so much :)
 

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