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Tasks / Poetic Imagery

Choose a favorite poem. Now go out and take a photo to accompany every line. All the photos must be original, and they must not have been taken before reading this task description.

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15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: The University of Aesthematics
Created by Loki

Terms: photography, poetry, newplayer, lokimadeit, dcnom

9 completed :: 111 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by teucer on August 25th, 2008 9:07 PM

Awesome task.

In fact I now intend to level zero it. Soon.

EDIT: Also, somebody should multitask and combine a very epic completion of this with The Oddyssey.

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posted by teucer on January 30th, 2009 6:32 AM

Man, I totally forgot to level zero this. I guess I will just have to level one it instead. Possibly today.

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posted by rongo rongo on March 6th, 2009 6:28 AM

Oh yeah. If someone did this for a long poem, like the Odyssey, there would be the fascinating problem of how to present documentation of thousands of pictures without simply including them all in the praxis. That is an interesting challenge.

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posted by Bex. on August 26th, 2008 3:06 AM

I think I just did this a little.
Before I knew you'd made this task. Maybe I'll have to do it full throttle now...

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posted by done on August 27th, 2008 10:30 AM

please approve!!

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posted by Amoeba Man on January 31st, 2009 10:56 AM

Interesting. Do songs count?

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posted by Lincøln on January 31st, 2009 12:03 PM

If songs count, then I've already done it.

Very nice.
posted by Waldo Cheerio on February 3rd, 2009 1:40 AM

That took me this long to work out. I had never heard that song before, but it is there all right, and constrained down to Glasnost events to boot. Well done.

I will only be voting for completions at least as awesome as Lincoln's old one -- you get the benefit of taking your photographs after picking lyrics, rather than the other way around though.

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posted by \OCEAN\ on February 3rd, 2009 3:58 PM

I've a good inspiration for this task. However, I'd need a second person t appear in th photos.

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posted by Ben Yamiin on February 11th, 2009 10:24 PM

could be good for Africa.


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Poetic Imagery by Rin Brooker February 18th, 2009 4:17 PM

tori ga sora o miageru youni hana ga tsubomi o hodoku tori ga habata koutosuru youni hana ga ha o shigeraseru tori ga tobitatsu youni hana ga sakisomeru tori ga utau youni hana ga niou soshite hito ga kotoba de tori no youni tobi hana no youni s...

15 + 73 points :: 4 comments :: 19 votes
Poetic Imagery by Flitworth June 6th, 2011 6:12 PM

I think Dorothy Parker is who I would be with more talent and less therapy.

15 + 61 points :: 0 comments :: 14 votes
Poetic Imagery by sami April 17th, 2009 2:49 PM

a sa lute to e.e. cummings

15 + 47 points :: 3 comments :: 12 votes

Click 'Larger' to see our proof. -RD

15 + 36 points :: 3 comments :: 9 votes :: 2 collaborators
Poetic Imagery by Jill Ellen May 9th, 2012 11:08 AM

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. By Walt Whitman. When I heard the learn'd astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting...

15 + 24 points :: 2 comments :: 6 votes
Poetic Imagery by Libris Craft July 7th, 2012 8:12 PM

Rilke's poetry has fascinated me since I discovered it. I'll probably never read it in the original German, but the amazing construction and deft imagery shines through the translation. For this task, I chose "As Once the Winged Energy of Delight"....

15 + 21 points :: 6 comments :: 5 votes

A sunny Oregon Saturday, a library book sale, a drive in the south hills... Barter Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings, And children's faces looking up, ...

15 + 20 points :: 0 comments :: 5 votes :: 2 collaborators
Poetic Imagery by cody April 24th, 2011 1:30 PM

I Would Steal Horses (Sherman Alexie)

15 + 12 points :: 0 comments :: 3 votes

Flip through the pictures to view the poem. It went many years, But at last came a knock, And I thought of the door With no lock to lock. I blew out the light, I tip-toed the floor, And raised both hands In prayer to the door. But the knock came...

15 + 9 points :: 1 comment :: 3 votes :: 2 collaborators