"Autumn Movement" Carl Sandberg

Julia Paulet

I cried over beautiful things
knowing no beautiful thing lasts.
The field of cornflower yellow
is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year,
the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes
and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come
in the first spit of snow
on the northwest wind,
and the old things go,
not one lasts.


Comments on Julia Paulet's version of "Autumn Movement"

10hcarson: What a fantastic idea. Pairing poetry with dance and music really emphasizes the meaning in the poem. I can tell that a lot of effort and thought was put into the way she wanted to express the words. The different pattern of the notes in the music paired well with each line of the poem. (Beautiful dancing,? too!)

scmj10488: Julia's beautiful extensions help the piece flow smoothly. The opening arm movements model the leaves on a tree swaying in the wind. Her turns are clean and crisp, deliberate as leaves floating towards the ground. Even? the color choice of her leotard is reflective of the images illustrated in Autumn Movement.

gij0: Excellent composition, the movement flows with the? music, and the music matches with the rhythm of the poem. Julia has definitely achieved harmony between the three artistic mediums.