I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –
I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – Resources
This one is a little bit more "arty." Black and white, with a sort of collage of images and videos inspired by the poem. Really quick, and an interesting take on the material.
This HD video puts you close-up with a fly. Like really, really close. Maybe even too close. If you aren’t much of a fly fan, this probably isn’t for you. Still, they’re actually kind of cool-looking when you get this close.
A weird but fun little animated movie based on this poem. Not to give anything away, but the animator takes the last moment a little further than even Dickinson does. Yuck.
Always good to hear someone else read a poem aloud. Keep an ear out for this woman’s inflection and emphasis. Do they change the poem for you?
Here’s another person reading this same poem. How does it change the effect? This happens to be a man reading. Does that make a difference for you?