Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

A couple of days ago I decided to try and memorize Crossing Brooklyn Ferry. It's 145 lines long, and so far I'm pretty good up to line twenty or so. This project may be doomed to failure (how on earth will I store 145 lines in my brain?), but it's a shocking and intimate experience to step inside the voice of the poem, far more intense than a mere reading of it could be.