A one time performance during the 5th Annual Dead Poets Slam at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 8:00 pm in the Reisinger Concert Hall.
From the SLC Event Calendar:
Students will embody and present the work of dead poets in a lively, theatrical context. Performers include: Jade Foster, Jorge Monterrosa, Meg Plunkett, Sonnet Graham, Natalie Park, Shannon Houston, Davin Searls, Hadley Franklin, Molly Jo Gorevan, Emmalea Russo, Lindsey Bontempo, Gary Ploski, John Powell, David Clark, Arielle Narva, Judith Chiriqui, Josh Schneider, Melissa Bayer, Jennifer Hanks, Jake Schneider, and several faculty guests. Poems to be performed include work by Anne Sexton, John Donne, June Jordan, Yehuda Amichai, Marina Tsvetaeva, Miguel Pinero, John Berryman, Frank O'Hara, William Carlos Williams, and others. Organized by Jeffrey McDaniel and Sonnet Graham.
By Robert Browning
The rain set early in tonight,
The sullen wind was soon awake,
It tore the elm-tops down for spite,
and did its worst to vex the lake:
I listened with heart fit to break.
When glided in Porphyria; straight
She shut the cold out and the storm,
And kneeled and made the cheerless grate
Blaze up, and all the cottage warm;
Which done, she rose, and from her form
Withdrew the dripping cloak and shawl,
And laid her soiled gloves by, untied
Her hat and let the damp hair fall,
And, last, she sat down by my side
And called me. When no voice replied,
She put my arm about her waist,
And made her smooth white shoulder bare,
And all her yellow hair displaced,
And, stooping, made my cheek lie there,
And spread, o'er all, her yellow hair,
Murmuring how she loved me--she
Too weak, for all her heart's endeavor,
To set its struggling passion free
From pride, and vainer ties dissever,
And give herself to me forever.
But passion sometimes would prevail,
Nor could tonight's gay feast restrain
A sudden thought of one so pale
For love of her, and all in vain:
So, she was come through wind and rain.
Be sure I looked up at her eyes
Happy and proud; at last I knew
Porphyria worshiped me: surprise
Made my heart swell, and still it grew
While I debated what to do.
That moment she was mine, mine, fair,
Perfectly pure and good: I found
A thing to do, and all her hair
In one long yellow string I wound
Three times her little throat around,
And strangled her. No pain felt she;
I am quite sure she felt no pain.
As a shut bud that holds a bee,
I warily oped her lids: again
Laughed the blue eyes without a stain.
And I untightened next the tress
About her neck; her cheek once more
Blushed bright beneath my burning kiss:
I propped her head up as before
Only, this time my shoulder bore
Her head, which droops upon it still:
The smiling rosy little head,
So glad it has its utmost will,
That all it scorned at once is fled,
And I, its love, am gained instead!
Porphyria's love: she guessed not how
Her darling one wish would be heard.
And thus we sit together now,
And all night long we have not stirred,
And yet God has not said a word!
The Holy Land Journey DVD.
When you read about the cave at the end of Ephron's field, do you ever imagine what that
actually looked like? Ever wonder if the field is still there? Do you envision the garden as you
read Jesus' prayer? Or visualize the path thathe walked as he carried the cross?
It is difficult to picture the surroundings inwhich Jesus and all of his biblicalpredecessors lived and preached, especially so if one has never seen the drastically different landscape, wildlife, and architecture of the Middle East. And while it's good for children to let their imaginations wander, adults reallyshould know just how and where suchimportant events took place. That is why The Bible Land Shop commissioned the creation of three separate, feature-length films that carry one through the stories of the Bible and the history of the Holy Land.
In "Holy Land Journey" our guides begin from the very beginning of the Bible: follow in the footsteps of the Children of Israel, travel to all of the locations where Jesus sojourned and preached, to the sites of his arrest, crucifixion, and burial, through the Roman, Crusader, Turkish, and British occupations, right up into modern Israeli life. Educational and inspirational narration tells the stories of each holy place in the words of the Bible along the way, transforming what might have once seemed like distant and ancient episodes into very real, very modern lessons for the present.
It is a good thing to have read the Bible. But it is a hard book to know unless one has been to its home, has seen what it witnesses. "Holy Land Journey" turns the printed text into a living one so that you can not only now imagine it, but actually experience it.
Experience. . .
• The journey of the Children of Israel: the desert dwellings of the Patriarchs and the
modern Bedouin, Sodom and Gomorrha on the Dead Sea, Mt. Moriah, the burial cave of
Machpelah, Rachel's burial site, Joseph's tomb at Nablus, the path of Moses, the Jordan
River at the crossing into the Promised Land, Deborah at the Valley of Jezriel, Mt. Tabor
of the Canaanites, Sampson and Delilah's Ashkelon, David and Goliath's Valley of Elah,
the Tower and the City of David, King Solomon's Jaffa Port and Eilat, King Ahab's
Megiddo, and King Herod's Temple and castles;
• The life of Jesus: Nazareth (Zebulun) and its modern carpenters, Bethlehem and the
Church of the Nativity, the Temple steps ascended by Joseph and Mary, John the
Baptizer's Ein Kerem and its many churches, the Mountain of Temptation overlooking
Jericho, the site of the wedding at Cana, the pools of Bethesda and the church of St.
Anne, Bethany near Jerusalem, the modern day Good Friday and Easter processions
through the gates of the Old City, the Mount of Olives, the money-changers' courtyard at
the Temple, the rarely seen interior of the Dome of the Rock mosque, Samaria's well and
nearby church, the fishing village of Capernaum, the planes of Megiddo, Mt. Tabor and
the Church of the Transfiguration, the glorious churches that dot the hills above the Sea
of Galilee, the Galilean synagogues of Jesus' day, the site of the Last Supper near Zion
Gate, the garden on the Mount of Olives and the nearby chapel that remembers Peter's
betrayal, the place of the meeting with Pontius Pilate, the stations of the cross (Via
Dolorosa), and the tomb in the garden where the angel announced ". . . he has arisen!"
• The period of occupation: the destruction of the Second Temple, revolt and Roman invasion at King Herod's fortress, the resulting mass suicide at Mt. Masada, the Roman empire's Caesaria, the city of Avdat built by Roman converts, the seat of the Sanhedrin in
Beit Shearim, home of the compiler of the Mishna, Yehuda HaNasi, Moslem conquest and Hebron, sacred sites of the Moslems in the Holy Land, the Moslem palace at Jericho, the Crusader fortress in the Golan Heights, the Turkish conquest and Wadi Kelt, the site
of Napoleon's defeat, Sir Montefiore's Yemin Moshe and the birth of modern Jerusalem, and Allenby entering through Jaffa Gate to herald in the era of the British Mandate during World War I;
• Modern Israel and her neighbors: ancient sites of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the rose-colored city of Petra, Jerash, Amman, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and modern life, traditional dance, music, and customs in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Mt. Tabor, Nazareth, theMount of the Beatitudes, Capernaum, Eilat, the Sea of Galilee, Haifa and port, the Golan Heights, Jaffa, Mt. Zion, and the Mount of Olives.
Directors: Reuven Dorot
Title: Holyland DVD
Locations: 90 locations
Narration: 7 languages
Format: NTSC, PAL
Language: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Doko Media Ltd.
Run Time: 110 minutes