harzack


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Re: There will be poetry!



This design is based on a poem by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, a famous 19th century Spanish poet who wrote "Rhymes and Legends" on which is the poem. Below I show the translated poem and a link to the original.

RHYME IV
Do not say that, exhausted of its treasure, there is
lack of subject matter to silence poetry;
we may not have poets; but there will always be
poetry.
As long as the kiss ignites the heart with
waves of light,
as long as the sun dresses the torn clouds
with fire and gold,
as long the air carries perfumes and
harmonies in its lap,
as long there is spring in the world,
There will be poetry!
As long as science does not discover
the origins of life,
and in the sea or in the heaven there is an abyss
that cannot be calculated;
as long as the always advancing humanity
does not know where it's heading;
as long as there is a mystery for man,
There will be poetry!
As long as we feel that the soul rejoices,
without the lips laughing;
as long as we can cry without the tears
blurring our vision;
as long as the heart and the brain
continue struggling;
as long as there is hope and remembrances,
There will be poetry!
As long as there are eyes that reflect
the eyes that look at them,
as long as the lip responds sighing
to the lip that sighs,
as long as two confused souls can
in a kiss feel themselves,
as long as there is a beautiful woman,
There will be poetry!
Original:
http://www.poesi.as/gabrim04.htm

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavo_Adolfo_B%C3%A9cquer

Hope you like it

roysterer


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Re: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings



I don't think I realized before seeing the entries in this derby how difficult it must be to represent a poem visually.

This is one of the few that I could actually recognize without the title. Well done.

cherylrobinson


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Very nicely done - love it!

lepyan


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Re: The Highwayman



Great poem & nice work
gmv

sinespe


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Re: Little Miss Muffet



The gentleman spider wins it.

lepyan


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Re: Fog by Carl Sandburg



One of my favorite poems:
Fog

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Carl Sandburg

However, it does bring back memories of handwriting assignments in Elementary School.

wirdou


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Wow! what an amazing illustration!

jabascus


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Re: Narcissus



I don't get it.

jabascus


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Catcher in the Rye

I've gone with a few ideas and still nothing looks right. I started with dream catcher made up from a baseball glove and highball glasses dangling on rye grass where feathers would be.

I'm done if anyone wants to use this go for it. My brain be fried.

naomiderrebe


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paxdomino wrote:Thank you :-) Have you heard the version sung by Loreena McKennitt? Gives me goose bumps!



I love Lorenna's version! It's beautiful. The only real shame is that she left out 3 stanzas, one important to the plotline of the poem. alas.

ibaitxo


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Re: There will be poetry!



Wow AMAZING

tarmawolf


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Re: That is not dead which can eternal lie...



"The Nameless City" is a horror story written by H. P. Lovecraft in January 1921 and first published in the November 1921 issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. It is often considered the first Cthulhu Mythos story.

This is a freaking AWESOME shirt, but it's not a poem.

MadamAtom


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Re: Tell Tale



Can we sneak it in based on this?

Telly Taley Heart

Gmansocal


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Re: Air Quoth



Nice job for my fav poem...

packrat011


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So far there's nothing yet for my favorite poem, Ozymandias. If only I could draw...

bairdmandust


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tarmawolf wrote:"The Nameless City" is a horror story written by H. P. Lovecraft in January 1921 and first published in the November 1921 issue of the amateur press journal The Wolverine. It is often considered the first Cthulhu Mythos story.

This is a freaking AWESOME shirt, but it's not a poem.



I'm glad you like my shirt and are a fellow Lovecraft fan.

The shirt refers to these specific few lines of poetry found in "The Nameless City", and not to the entire story itself. From Wikipedia: The protagonist of "The Nameless City" states that "it was of this place that Abdul Alhazred the mad poet dreamed of" the night before he sang his unexplained couplet: "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die."

Some of my favorite poems are found tucked away within larger literary works rather standing alone, from stories like The Hobbit and The Jungle Book.

pepeman


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Re: Dream Within A Dream



This is one hell of a design!! Great job! if this wins I want to $$ buy!!

pepeman


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Re: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.



This is such a cleaver and unique deisgn!! Really inspires me to create..


omarfeliciano


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megan1978


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Re: Miles to go Before I Sleep



I love this - it's my favorite poem and a wonderful representation!

lisonallie


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Re: Pure Imagination



I wanna buy it, I hope it fogs soooooon

sheens


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Re: I know why the caged bird sings



This has to be one of the most beautiful shirts on this site. I would even buy this on an Anvil shirt! (But AA would be better - hint, hint!)

cookie1328


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I love it! Nice job!

devynf


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Re: Tell Tale



Please hang on to this design. Hopefully there will be a Derby it will fit into. I love it! Job well done!

robfuz


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Re: Joyce Kilmer TREES



Another Killer Tee From Pepe! Well Done!

dijay


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Re: There will be poetry!



Amazing work!

SteveBook


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Re: Hippopotamus, by Ronald Wallace



Hippopotamus

I am tired of wallowing
in this mud and my own hide.
If I were a poet
and not a hippopotamus
I could be anything I wanted.
A gazelle, for instance.
The word springs from my mouth,
grows graceful
legs and muscles:
gazelle, gazelle
it dances on its syllables.
Excited by flies,
I waddle over to my thick wife,
full of the secrets of poetry.

--Ronald Wallace

mistermevans


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whoa, another Michael Evans! gotta support my doppelgangers

jasneko


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Re: Fire and Ice - Robert Frost

Looks amazing omar! So well done.

samandliz09


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This shirt is poetry.

I heart it.

samandliz09


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My favorite poem of all time.

samandliz09


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MY FAVORITE POOOEEEEMMM

colinlepper


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bluesplot wrote:Love you design, it's just beautiful.
By the way, Cummings NEVER gave titles to his work; so they're all cataloged by the first line of each poem.




Yup That would explain it lol, I have seen some poems with names of his, guess I never realized it was just the first line used a title =P also explains why it was so hard to find the full poem and not just the individual quote

viridiancat


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Thank you! I felt that a simple design will go well with the simple joy expressed in the poem.

tigerfox77


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Re: Air Quoth



gimme! If this makes it in it will be the first derby shirt I buy.

jasneko


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Re: The Writer

Wonderfully executed!

Jessara


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Re: Where the Sidwalk Ends



Sidwalk ends? Is it where Sid stops walking? Good concept, bad spelling.

bumatt421


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Re: Little Miss Muffet



Along came the Planters Peanut and sat down beside her,
and frightened Ms. Muffet away.

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jasneko


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Re: I know why the caged bird sings
omarfeliciano wrote:I'm glad to see a design of yours in the Fog. Very nice!

Aw thank you omarfeliciano! No longer in the fog, but I appreciate you saying so!

lonelypond wrote:I really like how the notes turn into leaves and flowers; very spring as well.

Thanks lonelypond! The weather is a bit cold right now where I am, but hoping for more spring weather soon =)

sheens wrote:This has to be one of the most beautiful shirts on this site. I would even buy this on an Anvil shirt! (But AA would be better - hint, hint!)


That is quite a compliment - much thanks sheens!