Robert Francis recites his poem, "Paradox"

Image

Robert Francis - raspberry poem.mp4

Title

Robert Francis recites his poem, "Paradox"

Subject

Francis, Robert, 1901-1987
Poetry

Description

Robert Francis recites his poem, "Paradox," while standing by a raspberry bush. This clip is from the raw footage filmed for the "Robert Francis: Through the Looking Glass" documentary.

Creator

Skillicorn, David

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1979

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

From the Robert Francis Collection

Language

English

Type

Motion pictures

Original Format

1/2 inch EIAJ-1 tape

Duration

27 seconds

Compression

MPEG-4

Producer

Union Video Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Director

Filmed by Fain Gildea and David Skillicorn

Transcription

A raspberry often
hides itself even
while publicizing itself.

Red deep red
yes, but half-
concealed in leaves.

What raspberry picker
does not know
the teasing paradox?

The same paradox
that I myself
(forgive me) am.

Citation

Skillicorn, David, “Robert Francis recites his poem, "Paradox",” Digital Amherst, accessed December 5, 2019, https://digitalamherst.org/items/show/1935.