Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

09 September 2011

Sarah Kay on TED Talks

Sarah Kay is a spoken-word poet. This talk was shared with me via David and Natalie, and listening to it is worth every one of its eighteen minutes.

There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline / no matter how many times it’s sent away.

"It’s not just the adage write what you know, it’s about gathering up all of the knowledge and experience you’ve collected up to now to help you dive into the things you don’t know.
I use poetry to help me work through what I don’t understand, but I show up to each new poem with a backpack full of everywhere else that I’ve been."

And stick around for the poem with which she finishes her talk.