“Thanks for That”

Here’s a video I made a while back. If all goes well, this will be the first in a long series of poetry/art short takes.

This particular poem is one of my favorites by Yan Li. What caught my attention to begin with is the line “I can only help them tie their shoes”. Four years ago (when this was filmed), I was spending a lot of time tying shoes on five-year-old feet. It struck a chord.


<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/98451421″>Thanks for That</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user5276801″>paul manfredi</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>



3 thoughts on ““Thanks for That”

  1. Wonderful site. Plenty of useful information here.

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    And obviously, thank you for your effort!

  2. Xiucai says:

    You camera makes the paintings express more poetically than the poem itself. This is an interesting way of introducing an artist/poet. Like it.

  3. Reblogged this on 中国大好き and commented:
    Great video. Yan Li has been an important figure in art and poetry in China and outside for a long time. I have translated a few of his poems. I like this one for the same reason that Paul Manfredi states – having cared for small children. And the poem reminds me of Hung Hung and Duo Duo. And I like Yan Li, as I said.

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