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Some of you may not know that apart from literature, my other passion is music. I love listening to it, and I especially love playing it. I am happy to present a new Versification Series, “Ramifications.”

Unfortunately, a lot of published poems get lost in the ether. For the RAMIFICATIONS Series, I personally choose a Versification published piece and translate it into my own musical interpretation.


What I mean by this, is that I compose a piece of music which expresses how the writing makes me feel, and I perform that music with the camera rolling. The poem is also on the screen for you to read along.


Your interpretation may differ from mine, and that’s okay! Because of this, I always experiment with varying styles of music to bring new meaning to the poem.


For me, poetry and music have always gone hand in hand, and

I think RAMIFICATIONS is a great way to expose people to the idea that each

person interprets and enjoys art in a different way. A poem that

causes me sadness may evoke happiness in someone else, and vice versa.

Poetry for RAMIFICATIONS is chosen by invitation only. I hope to

see your work in Versification and perhaps I can play some chords

to your words.

Happy reading.

- rami obeid