Poetry that Moves a Room

I bet a lot posts over the next few weeks will start with: “At Hutchmoot…” So I’m not going to do that. See how I already didn’t do it?

Now. At Hutchmoot, Andrew and Sam gave a fantastic session on poetry. Andrew mentioned how it was listening to a poem live, and the effect it had on the room, that got him interested in poetry. My mind immediately flashed to a poem that did the same for me. Though I saw it on YouTube (not live), it struck me just how engaging poetry can be.

This is a humorous poem and appropriate for the October/Halloween season we’re entering. I give you “The Day the Saucers Came,” composed and read by Neil Gaiman: