I don’t know if I have ever watched a TED talk that I didn’t like. All of them are great and leave me thinking. Though I like them all, there are a few that stand out, and I think that this talk by Sarah Kay may be one of my all time favorites.
In this talk Sarah doesn’t only talk about Spoken Work Poetry, she shows how it works and the impact it can leave on those who participate by either sharing or listening. Her performance is not flashy or overly dramatic. It is rather plain, but she manages to cut strait to the soul and make the listener feel what she is saying.
Those that know me would say that I only like the talk because I am an English teacher, but I don’t think that what she says applies solely to poetry. This is a powerful message about trying new things, understanding the world, and leaving a mark, no matter how big or small.
Honestly, there is nothing I can say here that will add to what she says. Her message is powerful. Enjoy!