The poet, Shane Koyczan, takes a more “rationalistic” and archetypal view of the Gods, but I find his view on the Titan Atlas, particularly his modern relevance, to be fascinating. Just as interesting is his retelling of the age-old story of the Earth Mother and Sky Father. How is ancient myth relevant to our currant environmental crisis? Just watch. Koyczan’s poem is very moving and gives hope in what can otherwise seem like a hopeless situation.
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Reblogged this on The Codex of Poesy and commented:
I’ve loved Shane Koyczan since “To This Day”. He was my gateway to spoken word poetry performances still being a thing, and even becoming something new with crowdsourced contributions in digital media. I’m reblogging this as a bookmark! Going to listen/watch this as soon as I can!
“To This Day” is amazingly powerful. I’m glad you’re passing it on! People need to see this work.
I’m so glad you were as touched by this poem as I was. Thanks for sharing!
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