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Cute Alert! (via Uphill Writing) August 22, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Word Play, Writing & Writers.

This is an amazing post of a 3-year-old reciting a poem much more complex than Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

At times, his inflections and pauses are so dead on that I doubt the original author of Litany could top his recital.

You will find the words to the poem posted in the comments section of Rik’s post ~ thanks, Loreen. 

I watched the video first without the words, and then read the words as this little guy recited Litany . . . while playing with toy animals.  Amazing.


Cute Alert! - Cute Alert! OK, OK, I know.  Today is my Blogger’s Holiday.  I typically do not post on Sundays, but I stumbled across this amazing video this morning. I’ve watched it a number of times, and am amazed at what a three-year-old boy can do. Without further ado… Litany, by Billy Collins as you have never heard it before… Read More

via Uphill Writing


1. aardvarkian - August 22, 2010

Love it!

nrhatch - August 22, 2010

Cute kid, huh?

And talk about multi-tasking while performing in a recital!

2. theshaumbragame - August 22, 2010

Little by little we seem to be seeing more very young people with advanced abilities, Jackie Evancho being another example. I think we’re going to have to get used to seeing limits defined by age, both old and young, disappear.

nrhatch - August 22, 2010

Nowadays, there are more ways to spread the news when someone has a jumpstart on his or her peers. Even way back when, Mozart started composing and performing at age 5.

Whether or not they are appearing on the scene more often, child prodigies fascinate me.

We are far from unlocking all the mysteries of the mind.

3. akka3 - August 22, 2010

3 year old – amazing! Thanks for posting this.

nrhatch - August 22, 2010

It took me about 3 seconds to decide to re-blog Rik’s post. What an amazing little guy.

4. Mstrongair - August 22, 2010

Super cute! And the faces he makes! A very lovely boy!
Thanks for sharing this, Nancy. (And Rick too)

nrhatch - August 22, 2010

He’s darling. He must be a hoot to chat with at that age. : )

5. Paula - August 23, 2010

It just doesn’t get any better than this! Not only does he recite, he clearly understands many of the nuances of that elegant verse. Thanks so much for posting, and know that I have “stolen” it and posted it on my Facebook page. Thanks also to Rik!

He reminds me in a way, although our Matt was somewhat older at 12, of his heartfelt recitation of the poem “Invictus!”

nrhatch - August 23, 2010

That’s a wonderful poem to recite. Loved the movie, Invictus, as well.

6. booksphotographsandartwork - August 23, 2010

so very wonderful! love it.

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