Moving Poetry Concept

As humans, we do not only convey meaning through the words themselves, but also through various non-verbal signals such as the volume and pitch of the voice, body language etc. During a reading poets try to influence those non-verbal parameters in such a way that they create a great experience of a poem. The idea of this page is to translate this audio-experience into the visual sense by adding emphasis and additional meaning through movement.

Whatever. Let me see something mooooving!

In other words: Sound is translated into vision.


The moving poem is animated by a combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). While HTML is used to give structure to a text (this is a heading, that is a paragraph etc.), CSS is used to manipulate the visual appearance of the structure elements (headings are bold and 20pt, paragraphs are 12pt etc.).

Recently CSS has evolved further and is now capable of creating basic animations. According to this technology is by now supported by all current browsers except Opera Mini (See here:

HTML and CSS create a formatted webpage.


I'd be happy to get feedback of any kind. What do you think about the moving poem? Do you have something related that you would like to share? Feel free to email me: