Poems have been recorded (audio and video) thousands of times. But to show how one art – film – can create an almost wholly new understand of a familiar form, see what The Passion Film Company did with “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” (And there was a lot of good and interesting poetry this week.)
Like it does every year, the Morgan Library in New York has the original manuscript of A Christmas Carol on display. The Dickens House Museum in London has an exhibition about Catherine Hogarth, the wife of Dickens who bore all of his children and whom he eventually pushed away. And Historic UK has an interesting story about Dickens and ghosts.
A Dilbert cartoon from 26 years ago may have predicted the winner of the 2016 presidential election. And the alleged involvement of the Russians.
Wonderful photographs, intriguing “blue jean” art, and Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith singing “All is Well.”
A Merry Christmas to all! And God bless us, every one!
Love is Like – Robert Rife at Altarwork.
A Family Gathering – Carri Makin at Curator Magazine.
10 Tips on Titles for a poem or poetry book – Mary Harwell Sayler at The Poetry Editor.
For the Children of War – Ana Lisa de Jong.
Dana Gioia – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
Differences in Design – Chris Galford.
The Nature of Love – Aaron Belz.
T.S. Eliot’s ‘Prufrock’ on Film – via Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper. And Australian actor Daniel Henshall talks about his love for the poem.
Let It Be: An Advent Poem – Sandra Heska King.
How to Write and Deliver a Great Speech – Simon Lancaster at Professionally Speaking.
The Best Christmas Lights – Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on View at the Morgan to Jan. 8 – Antiques and the Arts Weekly.
Putting Christmas Back in Christ – Hannah Ploegstra at GoThereFor (Hat Tip: Tim Challies).
Art and Photography
Eastman Kodak Building – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.
These aren’t paintings. They’re collages made out of blue jeans – Diana Shi at The Creator’s Project.
In Fronds – Tim Good at National Geographic Your Shot.
Raw nature in all its beauty: Photographer of the Year winners – National Geographic (via BBC).
A Day in God’s House in the 1850s – James Faris at Gentle Reformation.
Meeting Christ in community – Peter’s story – The Community St. Anselm.
London 1924 and 2014 – a hybrid video – Londontopia.
A Dickens of a Good Ghost Story – Historic UK.
The forgotten wife of Charles Dickens (Hat Tip: Janet Young).
You need to go back to school to learn English – Lennox Morrison at BBC. (Hat Tip: J of India).
Life and Culture
A Dilbert cartoon from 26 years ago – Scott Adams.
Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith Sing “All is Well”
Illustration: Old Man Reading, lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton.