Ride the Red Line Haiku: A Poetry Film by Brian Kirk

We’re all about bringing poetry to the masses here at Poetrystuff and one form becoming increasingly popular is the poetry film, where striking visuals complement the mood and tone of the poet’s words. So popular has it become that there are now Poetry Film festivals springing up around the world, including one right here on our doorstep — the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition, now in its third year.

So when a shiny new poetry film landed in our inbox, it set Poetrystuff’s stanzas all a-flutter. We’re delighted to share Brian Kirk‘s poetry film, Red Line Haiku, describing his regular commute on the Luas, the sights, sounds and landmarks encountered along the way.

Commissioned by South Dublin Libraries as part of the Red Line Book Festival 2015, and filmed on the Luas, with Chinese film maker Bao Zhu, who is currently studying television operation and production in Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Red Line Haiku was screened at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, in October, as part of the festival.

A paean to the lines that cross the city, sit back and enjoy its beautiful imagery and brooding atmosphere.

Luas Photograph by TheWandererPhotos.com