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Ronna Bloom turns a poem into a moving tribute to a friend

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Poet Ronna Bloom has created a moving tribute to a late friend in the form of a short, simple film and accompanying poem, called "Radiance".

Ronna created the film in memory of her friend Frank Lawson, and describes it as a way to "say goodbye to him. And to anyone you have to let go of, including yourself".

The video is a simple dark waterscape, almost invisible, with the soothing sound of waves. The text of the poem runs along the bottom of the video. It's a dreamy, surreal piece that anyone who has lost a loved one will relate to.

Check out this unique and creative application of a poem, transformed into an assurance that we are not alone when we grieve.

You can see more of Ronna's work, including her book Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement (Pedlar Press) by visiting her website.