Sonnet 23 by John Milton
Recited by Ian Richardson, from the 1984 TV series “Six Centuries of Verse,” directed by Richard Mervyn
Anonymous Anglo-Saxon poem
Film by Stuart Lee (including the reading and translation)
The anachronistic contrast between modern ruins and Anglo Saxon language and costume is extremely effective here. Kudos to Mr. Lee, and I hope more Anglo-Saxon poetry videos are in the offing.
Poem by Lizzie Whyman
Film by Alex Kinsey
Another video interpretation of the poem, an animation by Charlotte Johnson, is also worth watching, though unfortunately embedding has been disabled. Watch it here.
Both videos were commissioned by New Writing North.
Poem by Gaia Holmes
Film by Sharon Keighley, with narration by Lela Keighley
Thanks to Michelle at Peony Moon for bringing the work of this fine English poet to my attention.
Poem by Deborah Buchan (text here)
Film by Dawn Furness
Film by Philip Shotton
Both these videos were “commissioned by New Writing North, the literature development agency for the north east of England.”