Best Woven Truth- Spoken Word Poetry

Best Woven Truth is a collection of my favourite quotes from my favourite spoken word poems. You see, I have been an artist since I was 6 years of age, first a dancer for a decade, which I still am, because you never stop being an artist. Then, a storyteller, a poet from the past five years. So the idea of amalgamating my love for the stage and my love for writing and expressing myself meshed perfectly in Spoken Word. Here are some of the lines that have, and will continue to, hit my core whenever I revisit these poems:

Prism, Andrea Gibson

“They say the womb is where we learn love is knowing the cord that feeds you could at any moment wrap around your neck.” (1)

How to Unfold a Memory, Sabrina Benaim

“See, I only doused myself in gasoline when you handed me that match because I was tired of being a metaphor. I mean, why is it always about burning?” (2)

Doc Luben – “14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes”

“How can something be there, and then not be there? How do we forgive ourselves for all the things we did not become” (3)

Olivia Gatwood – “When I Say That We Are All Teen Girls”

“What is more teen girl than not being loved, but wanting it so badly that you accept the smallest crumb and call yourself full?” (4)

Victoria Morgan – “How to Succeed in Heartbreak” (CUPSI 2015)

“Kiss as many people as you need to get the stamp of his lips off of your brain. Go to museums, realise other things have history too.” (5)


 

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THIS CONTENT. IT IS OWNED BY BUTTONPOETRY AND THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. I am solely posting these in order to share some of the words that have inspired me.

If you enjoyed reading these, and further listening to the poems by clicking on their titles that will direct you to their videos on youtube, please like this post, share, comment your favourite lines or any other spoken word poetry you like, and follow my blog for more poetry content.

Love,
Taru.


(1) ButtonPoetry. “Andrea Gibson – ‘Prism.’” YouTube, YouTube, 27 Aug. 2017, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6-HpnlcafY&t=25s.

(2) ButtonPoetry. “Sabrina Benaim – ‘How to Unfold a Memory’ .” YouTube, YouTube, 15 Jan. 2017, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ufVWYrKPM4.

(3) ButtonPoetry. “Doc Luben – ‘14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes.’” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Nov. 2014, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy4cEW15SdE.

(4) ButtonPoetry. “Olivia Gatwood – ‘When I Say That We Are All Teen Girls.’” YouTube, YouTube, 23 Jan. 2018, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHaCKwYCFZs&t=25s.

(5) ButtonPoetry. “Victoria Morgan – ‘How to Succeed in Heartbreak’ .” YouTube, YouTube, 22 June 2015, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dET5qvaS7jk.

 

8 thoughts on “Best Woven Truth- Spoken Word Poetry

    • I love Sarah Kay, I forgot to mention her here apparently. I love almost all her performances, I cannot even pick one as my favourite. Although, I really like to revisit “The Type” and “Montauk” ever so often. As for Shane Koyczan, I will definitely check him out. I am glad you liked this selection! 🙂

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      • I haven’t performed yet, I want to someday in close future. Though, I love poetry slams or any place where I can resonate with anyone who does the same art form as I do, like dance workshops and completions. Do you like going to poetry slams?

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      • That’s so exciting! I think slam poetry is the most powerful way to keep poetry relevant today for the layman and outsiders. I rarely go to events though, as I’m particularly picky. It takes a lot to find something that truly resonates with me, even online.

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      • Aw, I feel so privileged to have won you over! Let me write my college app on this accomplishment haha. And I do agree with you that slam poetry is the best way to keep poetry alive in a world that is slowly losing the importance of poetry from their lives. Actually, to think of it, 2 years back I swore to myself I could never write poetry because it was just ‘not my thing’ and look at me now picking up solely poetry anthologies in bookstores and writing poetry the same way I breathe. As I said in the post, you just never stop being artists, even if I can’t dance anymore because of my injuries, I can still be a storyteller, if not through my body, then through my words.

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