cdrewlow


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xazothia wrote:this many comments and nobody mentioned Ginsburg? really?



I'm hoping for good Howl design, but I'm somewhat afraid that "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness." will become wootified into a zombie shirt.

citizencoyote


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Mavyn wrote:Shel Silverstein? a lot of whimsy there!



The challenge would be to top his own drawings, many of which were rather epic, but I'd love to see someone try!

ambergreen


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Does anyone know/want to illustrate one of my favorites?

Cometh white-robed Sorrow, stooping and wan, and flingeth wide the doors she may not enter. Almost we linger with Sorrow for very love.
--George McDonald

omarfeliciano


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Krisis86 wrote:And stay away from Robert Frost. Specifically that one poem. You know what I mean.



No, I don't. Please, enlighten me.

tjschaeffer


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citizencoyote wrote:The challenge would be to top his own drawings, many of which were rather epic, but I'd love to see someone try!



I don't think he can be topped, since it's his style that makes his drawings so iconic. Doing an homage to him in one's own style is probably ideal.

I know that's what I'm going to be going for!

Silverstein was the first poet who popped into my head when I thought about fun t-shirt possibilities.

no1


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j5


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no1 wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_Not_Taken_%28poem%29



Dang! I was going to do that one.


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move along

Dolemite


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I'm doing Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the heavy metal of poetry.

bluetuba


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Dolemite wrote:I'm doing Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the heavy metal of poetry.



Hell yeah!

Speaking of heavy metal poetry, do song lyrics count? Plenty of songs are pretty poetic.

And an opinion about the pop culture ban, I'm guesing stuff like poetry from LOTR and HGTTG would be fine. Woot probably just wants to avoid somebody drawing the cast of Harry Potter acting out The Raven or something like that.

You know people'll work Mario into literally any theme (even poetry illustrated!) if not specifically told not to.

"You can't just dress a Minion like Spock, and add a caption that says "Logical Me". There's a prison for people like that. Below my house."

piwerx


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an oldie but a goldie, worth the read, I will try harder to make the design wearable:


Evolution
Langdon Smith

When you were a tadpole and I was a fish
In the Paleozoic time,
And side by side on the ebbing tide
We sprawled through the ooze and slime,
Or skittered with many a caudal flip
Through the depths of the Carbrian fen,
My heart was rife with the joy of life,
For I loved you even then.

Mindless we lived and mindless we loved
And mindless at last we died;
And deep in the rift of the Caradoc drift
We slumbered side by side.
The world turned on in the lathe of time,
The hot lands heaved amain,
Till we caught our breath from the womb of death
And crept into light again.

We were amphibians, scaled and tailed,
And drab as a dead man's hand;
We coiled at ease 'neath the dripping trees
Or trailed through the mud and sand.
Croaking and blind, with our three-clawed feet
Writing a language dumb,
With never a spark in the empty dark
To hint at a life to come.

Yet hapy we lived and happy we loved,
And happy we died once more;
Our forms were rolled in the clinging mold
Of a Neocomian shore.
The eons came and eons fled
And the sleep that wrapped us fast
Was riven away in a newer day
And the night of death was past.

Then light and swift through the jungle trees
We swung in our airy flights,
Or breathed in the balms of the fronded palms
In the hush of the moonless nights;
And, oh! what beautiful years were there
When our hearts clung each to each;
When life was filled and our senses thrilled
In the first faint dawn of speech.

Thus life by life and love by love
We passed through the cycles strange,
And breath by breath and death by death
We followed the chain of change.
Till there came a time in the law of life
When over the nursing side
The shadows broke and the soul awoke
In a strange, dim dream of God.

I was thewed like an Aurock bull
And tusked like the great cave bear;
And you, my sweet, from head to feet
Were gowned in your glorious hair.
Deep in the gloom of a fireless cave,
When the night fell o'er the plain
And the moon hung red o'er the river bed
We mumbled the bones of the slain.

I flaked a flint to a cutting edge
And shaped it with a brutish craft;
I broke a shank from the woodland lank
And fitted it, head and haft;
Then I hid me close to the reedy tarn,
Where the mammoth came to drink;
Through the brawn and bone I drove the stone
And slew him on the brink.

Loud I howled through the moonlit wastes,
Loud answered our kith and kin;
From west and east to the crimson feast
The clan came tramping in.
O'er joint and gristle and padded hoof
We fought and clawed and tore,
And cheek by jowl with many a growl
We talked the marvel o'er.

I carved that fight on a reindeer bone
With rude and hairy hand;
I pictured his fall on the cavern wall
That men might understand.
For we lived by blood and the right of might
Ere human laws were drawn,
And the age of sin did not begin
Till our brutal tush were gone.

And that was a million years ago
In a time that no man knows;
Yet here tonight in the mellow light
We sit at Delmonico's.
Your eyes are deep as the Devon springs,
Your hair is dark as jet,
Your years are few, your life is new,
Your soul untried, and yet-

Our trail is on the Kimmeridge clay
And the scarp of the Purbeck flags;
We have left our bones in the Bagshot stones
And deep in the Coralline crags;
Our love is old, our lives are old,
And death shall come amain;
Should it come today, what man may say
We shall not live again?

God wrought our souls from the Tremadoc beds
And furnished them wings to fly;
He sowed our spawn in the world's dim dawn,
And I know that it shall not die,
Though cities have sprung above the graves
Where the crook-bone men make war
And the oxwain creaks o'er the buried caves
Where the mummied mammoths are.

Then as we linger at luncheon here
O'er many a dainty dish,
Let us drink anew to the time when you
Were a tadpole and I was a fish.

eeschultz


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Here's hoping we see a Shakespearean sonnet shirt!

And if you want to be grim but in a folksy way, how 'bout a little Edgar Lee Masters/Spoon River Anthology?

j5


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Hrm, I predict this is going to be a momentous poetry repository thread of monumental proportions.

move along

benjaminleebates


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Spiritgreen wrote:That's a good question. Jabberwocky is from Through the Looking Glass, so maybe that does qualify it as pop-culture rather than pure poetry? What about Dr Seuss's rhyming passages, Tolkien's poems that can be found throughout the LotR trilogy or Vogon poems from Hitchhikers? (ode to a piece of green putty...)

As usual I'm glad I'm not the one drawing the line.



I would think it's fair game. It's a character in a Poem. If something is made pop-culture later, is that really reason to ban it...?

piwerx


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j5 wrote:Hrm, I predict this is going to be a momentous poetry repository thread of monumental proportions.



One could only hope..

I could've linked to mine, somewhere if its out there, but I decided to make it easy for lazy people like me, so they could avoid the extra click.

Read or keep scrolling, your choice.

Dolemite


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j5 wrote:Hrm, I predict this is going to be a momentous poetry repository thread of monumental proportions.



Instead of filling up the page with the poem, I'm gonna rock your socks off with this:

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden

elankat


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Not sure how I feel about the "no text" part of it. It's like asking someone to write a description of their favorite painting.

yellowflower


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I'd also love to see an Annabel Lee one, but I feel like we just had one of those not too long ago? I feel like it could inspire a lot of really great shirts, though.

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/annabel-lee/

"For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea. "

yellowflower


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elankat wrote:Not sure how I feel about the "no text" part of it. It's like asking someone to write a description of their favorite painting.




I would say more like writing a song about their favorite painting. Turning one art form into another. I'm excited and intrigued by the "no text" rule this week. It'll be very interesting to see what everyone comes up with!

wootvan


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Teripie


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I am not a bit artistic, so I’ll never enter a derby. But I enjoy following derbies in hopes of seeing something that I’d design myself; if I had the talent. Do you suppose there’s a way to possibly do a take on an Edward Gorey poem?
My favorite poem of his is:

Each night father fills me with dread
When he sits on the foot of my bed;
I don't mind that he speaks
In gibbers and squeaks
But for seventeen years he's been dead.

“Anything is a great deal at some price,” Some Rutledge Guy.

mrsstudrobinson


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I wonder if anyone will be tackling The Purple Cow.

Mishvmd


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Something by Shel Silverstein???? That would be fun!!

OTOH, Silvia Plath, not so much!

Shakespearian Love Sonnets??

Mishvmd


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Mavyn wrote:Baxter Black, anyone? :D



Heh!! I forgot about him! Of course, some of those things might be publicly offensive....thinking, especially of the birth of a cow one!

Mavyn


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Mishvmd wrote:Heh!! I forgot about him! Of course, some of those things might be publicly offensive....thinking, especially of the birth of a cow one!



My all time favorite begins with

The sign upon the cafe wall
Said "Oysters, 50 cents".

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

Mishvmd


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Mavyn wrote:My all time favorite begins with

The sign upon the cafe wall
Said "Oysters, 50 cents".



Ohhhh, yes!!! I forgot about that!! Would definitely buy that one!!!!
If you have ever been honored to hear him recite his poetry.....the added dimension is amazing!

ApeLad


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Here's what I've got, based on Bad Morning, by Langston Hughes. Google it!


bad morning by Ape Lad, on Flickr

This will make three weeks in a row of tired animals. Probably because I am a tired animal, what with the new baby and all.

elankat


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yellowflower wrote:I would say more like writing a song about their favorite painting. Turning one art form into another.



Depends on the song.

amreli


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Krisis86 wrote:I love that one. I will allow this Frost poem. But not the other one.


The rest of the poem isn't nearly as awesome as that verse...


elankat


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Someone do "somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond" or, even better, "i like my body when it is with your".

I dare you.

skahfee


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benjaminleebates wrote:I would think it's fair game. It's a character in a Poem. If something is made pop-culture later, is that really reason to ban it...?



I was also wondering that. Would love to use some JRR Tolkien poetry...

skahfee


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Ok, so this is what I've got, this is my first shot at a Derby, so be kind!


Fire and Ice by SkahfeeStudios, on Flickr


Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

-- Robert Frost

wvquizzer


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Sheldon Vanauken please? "the gap" or "the sands" would be amazing!

rogue8402


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Mavyn wrote:Shel Silverstein? a lot of whimsy there!



I would love a design based on one of his! This reminds me of when I was a kid.

jsee1218


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Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy

We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

With wonderful deathless ditties
We build up the world's great cities,
And out of a fabulous story
We fashion an empire's glory:
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample in empire down.

We, in the ages lying
In the buried past of the earth,
Built Nineveh with our sighing,
And Babel itself with our mirth;
And o'erthrew them with prophesying
To the old of the new world's worth;
For each age is a dream that is dying,
Or one that is coming to birth.

shikausstan


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skahfee wrote:Ok, so this is what I've got, this is my first shot at a Derby, so be kind!


Fire and Ice by SkahfeeStudios, on Flickr


*Poem*



I think this is pretty good for a first derby. It looks like you have some gradients on your design so before submitting make sure they are halftones(If they aren't already)

xpenguin


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Can someone do Your Catfish Friend by Richard Brautigan - I love this poem!

If I were to live my life
in catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
of my affection
and think, "It's beautiful
here by this pond. I wish
somebody loved me,"
I'd love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
at peace,
and ask yourself, "I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond? It seems like
a perfect place for them."

zaydabarros


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Man... A Derby I know absolutely NOTHING about. Are poems in Spanish allowed? 'cause Mario Benedetti is my man!

scfrome


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There are strange things done in the midnight sun,
By the men who moil for gold...

Robert Service please?

dfunk29


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Krisis86 wrote:I love that one. I will allow this Frost poem. But not the other one.



Love that poem! My only hope is that the shirt/s do it justice.

dfunk29


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yellowflower wrote:I'd also love to see an Annabel Lee one, but I feel like we just had one of those not too long ago? I feel like it could inspire a lot of really great shirts, though.

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/annabel-lee/

"For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea. "



I would too, another one of my favorite Poe works, but I suspect it wouldn't get too many votes unless it was pretty clever.