Sarah Kay: "A Bird Made of Birds"
Сара Кей: "Пташка, що утворена з пташок"
A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool. Full bio
Double-click the English transcript below to play the video.
who is a fellow poet.
Він, як і я, - поет.
on a hook from the ceiling,
that the heart of a blue whale
що серце синього кита
can stand up fully inside of it.
людину в повний зріст.
the poem you were planning on writing."
який ви тільки плануєте писати".
I was horrified.
I'm trying to invent new metaphors!
Я намагаюся знайти нові метафори!
that hasn't been discovered yet.
раніш небачену красу.
is always going to get there before me?"
a uniquely poet problem,
унікального поетичного стилю.
feels especially big
that some of you may have seen.
яке ви, мабуть, теж бачили.
every couple of months.
кожні кілька місяців.
that are called starlings,
called a "murmuration,"
just a big cloud of birds.
просто як велика хмара з птахів,
a quick video on their phone
свій телефон коротеньке відео
як безформна куля,
where the birds shift,
written the poem
it didn't fill me with despair.
в мене відчаю, як раніше.
to invent something new.
не винаходити щось нове.
to what the universe is showing me
в те, що мені показує всесвіт
to what the universe offers,
що він пропонує,
but point at the flock of starlings
указати на зграю шпаків,
in inherited choreography,
виконуючи успадкований танок,
is as large as a house
є розміром з будинок,
to fit a person standing.
умістити людину в повний зріст.
inside a flower,
не в змозі описати його.
you can stand up inside of.
де ти стоїш у повний зріст.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERSarah Kay - Poet
A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool.
Why you should listen
Plenty of 14-year-old girls write poetry. But few hide under the bar of the famous Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan’s East Village absorbing the talents of New York’s most exciting poets. Not only did Sarah Kay do that -- she also had the guts to take its stage and hold her own against performers at least a decade her senior. Her talent for weaving words into poignant, funny, and powerful performances paid off.
Sarah holds a Masters degree in the art of teaching from Brown University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Grinnell College. Her first book, B, was ranked the number one poetry book on Amazon.com. Her second book, No Matter the Wreckage, is available from Write Bloody Publishing.
Sarah also founded Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool. Project VOICE runs performances and workshops to encourage people to engage in creative self-expression in schools and communities around the world.
Sarah Kay | Speaker | TED.com