Just Another Love Poem (ASL Poem)

Watch in high-definition. Captions not provided but look below for rough gloss. The performance took place on February 18, 2017, at the Deaf Meets Def Poetry Jam in Loving Cup.

Image description: Eric Epstein is standing on a stage, wearing white pants and blue button-up long-sleeves with holes. The background is curtained with projected text “Loving Cup.” There is also an orange spotlight behind Eric, who is white. He is signing “MODIFY-HEARING.”

Gloss: I POEM/EXPRESS ONE TWO RHYME-DOWN/READ-DOWN DON’T-NEED HEAR MODIFY-HEARING TWO STARE MUSIC THAT YOU FOOTSTEP CONDUCT-BATON THAT YOU MOVE-EYE PIANO THAT YOU FLIRT RESIST TAKE MY HEART SPREAD/SPLASH HEART-ROCK BECOME SAND SPREAD WIDE WOW I OPEN-UP TOGETHER CANOE WATER BOAT CLOCK TUBING SPLASH SPIN/TRAVEL SEA IMAGINE ISLAND WE-TWO-GO SECOND TIME LOVE. YOU WANT [YES] WANT [NO] BALANCE MY HEART OUTBALANCE BEAT ALL POUND/WEIGHT MAYBE STOP. YOU LOOK-OUT GULLIBLE SEA LOOK-OUT BYE BYE CLEAN-HAND LEAVE. I HEARTBREAK CRASH BREAK-THROUGH CRY RAIN FALL-IN-LOVE/HIT-ROCK-BOTTOM TIME GET-UP AGAIN GRASS BLADE CUT TAPE WING FLY FLY LOVE-YOU LOVE-ME ETERNITY THAT SUN THAT MOON MOVE-PAST-EACH-OTHER THAT YOU THAT ME MOVE-PAST-EACH-OTHER NO-MATTER YOU RUN-AWAY/ADVENTURE ETERNITY NO-MATTE I-LOVE-YOU I POEM/EXPRESS ONE TWO RHYME-DOWN/READ-DOWN DON’T-NEED HEAR MODIFY-HEARING SUGGEST WHY-NOT TWO-OF-US.

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