Liz Lochhead introduces and reads her poem, 'View of Scotland / Love Poem'. She explains that, when asked about making a film to accompany the poem, she made the point that she had gone to a lot of trouble to create images through the words used; a film would perhaps be unnecessary or inappropriate. Key words in the poem are picked out and displayed as it is read.
This clip would be valuable to anyone studying this poem or poetry in general. Is Liz Lochhead right in wishing to resist a visual interpretation of her poem? In which circumstances can pictures (still or moving) add to a poem? Why have the makers of this clip selected certain words? Students could be asked which words they would select for special treatment.