Love on a Night Like This is a film by Kate Sweeney for Josephine Abbott’s third placed poem in the National Poetry Competition 2013, commissioned by Filmpoem and Felix Poetry Festival in association with the Poetry Society.

From the National Poetry Competition judges: 'This poem, built on motion, powerfully presents the balancing act of loving another human being. It depicts both the simplicity and enormity of that act, and our powerlessness in the face it, reduced as we are to "sea-birds in the teeth of a gale." We loved the atmosphere and detail – that plastic pot skittering on a path, birds "made helpless as plastic bags"... This is a poem in which the personal and universal, the minute and the enormous, do more than co-exist: they are one and the same thing.' {Julia Copus}

Please do consider taking the time to watch the other films in this series at filmpoem.com and poetrysociety.org.uk

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