111,870,625 Videos Watched

Age Filter: Click to Set

Embed Video
Embed Video:
URL of source video:
Simply give the URL and we will get the embed code automatically, if we support embedding from the site.

"Epitaph on the World" Poem by Henry David Thoreau

Please wait...

Some content viewed on WatchKnowLearn is hosted by other websites.


Not Right For WatchKnowLearn

Remember to Rate

Not Right For WatchKnowLearn
WatchKnowLearn ratings are intentionally harsher than what you might find on YouTube, for example. Most of our videos have been imported by people who want to use them with kids, not by the creators of the videos. We take a hard-nosed attitude toward quality. Four and five stars should be reserved for really excellent quality. Three stars isn't bad. Two is often watchable and shouldn't be ruled out.

  • 5 stars = Exemplary.
    Unusually helpful and well produced. Do not overuse this, please; it is not the standard rating for decent work, as it is elsewhere.
  • 4 stars = Very Good.
    Very helpful but not among the very best; adequately produced, at least.
  • 3 stars = Usable.
    Reasonably helpful, perhaps a bit amateurish in production or has some other problem; there is nothing wrong with a 3-star rating for amateur work!
  • 2 stars = Some Merit.
    Minimally helpful; not completely worthless or inappropriate; you can see how it might be useful to some people.
  • 1 star = Not Right for WatchKnowLearn.
    Not at all helpful, not educational, poorest quality, etc.; you can't see it being useful to anyone.

More help with rating

Add To Favorites
Add To Classroom
Add video to Featured
Flag This Video


From YouTube, produced by Greg Rohwer-Selken
A reading of the poem "Epitaph on the World" accompanied by images and music in a slideshow.  Words on screen.  (1:28)
Ages: 17 - 18 License: Proprietary Owner: c. 2004 Greg Rohwer-Selken Found by ronna_37
  • Unless changed, the Finder is the person who uploaded the video to WatchKnowLearn.
  • The Finder is allowed to "lock" information about the Owner and Producer (so other accounts cannot edit this information). The Finder field should match the Owner field when a video is entered in a contest.
  • As owner of a video, you can have finder rights transferred to you.
Simply click "Request Finder Rights" and an e-mail will be sent to the current Finder of the video. The Finder may then transfer rights to you. If he or she does not, bear in mind that an Administrator will see the refusal of your request and will be able to review it.

More help about the Finder field

History [show]

Loading history...

Comments (3)
Please make your comments on videos positive, and not just negative.

People work hard on educational videos, and we want to encourage them to make more!

  • Profanity (curse words), sexually suggestive remarks, and other such obviously inappropriate comments will be deleted immediately, and are grounds for immediate expulsion. Remember, children use this website.
  • Personal criticism on project forums and in video content is not allowed and will be deleted immediately. Any violations of this rule could result in expulsion from the project so please, no insults or other negative personal remarks.
  • Very harshly-worded criticism of content will also be deleted promptly. Please use your vote to express your harshest feelings. Repeated violations of this rule can result in expulsion. If you must criticize another person's hard work, then be nice about it.
If you want to comment, please sign in

begamatt on 08/20/2010 10:50 PM wrote:

How neat Greg!  Thanks for commenting.  As a science teacher, I don't spend much time in the poetry section of our Watchknow directory.  But thanks to your comment, I have discovered a new video from the "back shelves of the internet!"  :)  Thanks.

LarrySanger on 08/19/2010 10:59 AM wrote:

It's not bad at all.  Welcome, Greg!

tired007iowa on 08/19/2010 01:41 AM wrote:

Wow!  Someone actually found my video lurking in the back shelves of the internet and I get to be the first to comment on it.  Anyway, I'm glad that it will find some use.  I created it for a class project in college and put it on my website and youtube as simply a place holder of sorts.  I know its not great or even good by my standards but I hope that someone finds its useful.  Thank you Ronna_37 for discovering it at bringing it here.  It made my day to find this.