Poetry Animations

Chris Higgins

Have you ever wanted to see classic poems "read" by their long-dead authors via creepy computer animation? Well, now you can! On YouTube, poetryanimations has published a nearly 250-part series of poems that feature photos of their authors, modified so that they appear to be talking. Have a look at this creepy, but kind of awesome, example, in which Lewis Carroll "reads" his poem "Jabberwocky":

A few more favorites after the jump.

Siegfried Sassoon's "The Kiss":

(See also: Sassoon's famous open letter regarding World War I.)

Robert Burns reads "Auld Lang Syne":

Totally weird, right? Check out the whole series for hundreds more.