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English, Art Center Promotional Video

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Voice Over • Elearning
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Description

Reading and recording of a beautiful ode written by the late poet Mary Oliver, featured at Helsinki Center for the Arts in Finland. Pieces of poem used in promotional video about the centre.

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English (North American)

Voice Age

Young Adult (18-35)

Transcript

Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
You do not have to be good. You don't have to walk on your knees For 100 miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting, over and over announcing your place in the family of things. That beautiful poem is called wild geese and was written by the wonderful late poet Mary Oliver.