Friday, July 31, 2009

A Poetry Friday Video: Two Poems for Jack

I have spent quite a bit of time in the past two weeks learning how to make videos with photographs that I have on my computer. It's been fun figuring out how to put a video together with pictures, text, music, effects, and transitions--via the trial and error method. I'm learning!

For Poetry Friday this week, I created a special "doggy" video with two poems for my daughter's dog Jack, a rascally yellow lab. He's a lot of fun to be around!

Here is my first Poetry Friday video: Two Poems for Jack

At Political Verses, I have another Sarah Palin post. It includes a link to William Shatner performing an excerpt from Palin’s farewell speech as poetry on the Conan O’Brien Show. Here’s the link to that post— Sarah Palin: A Farewell Speech and Poem.

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem by Paul Zimmer entitled Dog Music.

Sylvia Vardell is doing the Poetry Friday Roundup this week at Poetry for Children.


Andrea Murphy said...

I am SUCH a sucker for dogs! Thanks for sharing Jack.


Elaine Magliaro said...


Jack is such a character! It's fun spending time with him. I never had a dog as a pet when I was growing up--so I'm enjoying all my visits with him. This weekend I'm babysitting Jack's brother--Rudy the cat. Rudy's a rascal too!

Mary Lee said...

That Jack and his sticks! And his MUD! What a life!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Mary Lee,

Jack LOVES the water and mud! He also loves chewing on sticks--and almost any other material objects he can get into his mouth...TV remote controls, cell phones, socks, shoes, and on and on and on.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Fun. I'd like to learn that one day, too.

Thanks for the other links. Off to watch Shatner!

jama said...

LOVE this video featuring Jack! Wow, he must feel honored to have poems written about him. I can see why he inspires you. I imagine Rudy is demanding equal time :).

Elaine Magliaro said...


I hope you enjoy the Shatner video. BTW, Shatner was on the Conan O'Brien Show reciting Palin "tweets" as poetry.


Rudy seems to think he's a dog. One day, he pushed the screen out of the kitchen window above the sink in Sara's kitchen and jumped outside! He's a devil just like Jack.

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi, Elaine. LOVE your first attempt at a poetry video! Thanks for joining our Poetry Friday round up too. Always lovely to connect with you!

Elaine Magliaro said...


It's a lot of fun making videos. It's been a really rainy summer--so it seemed like a good time to sit inside and learn something new on the computer