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Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Fri May 31, 2013 5:24 pm

This will be a poem about photography – its history, current state, types, features, social effects etc, together with any personal views, recollections, anecdotes or witticisms.

It will be of 20 lines, in iambic pentameter, rhyming ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH IJIJ. As the early history of photography is particularly associated with Frenchmen – e.g. Niépce and Daguerre – line 1 and every third line thereafter (i.e. lines 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 19) shall include a French word/phrase commonly used in English. This should be shown in bold.

Here are the title and first line:

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Technology has made us all blasé
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Fri May 31, 2013 10:20 pm

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:50 am

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:50 am

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:03 pm

Then film came next along the trek
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:52 pm

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory
Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:14 pm

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck,
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:39 am

Note: Before you add a line, please check to be sure that it is in iambic pentameter, which has 5 stresses (da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM). Iambic pentameter occasionally drops an unstressed beat, as in the new line below, but alway has five beats).

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
(AU-di-EN-dus, GET us BACK on TRACK)
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:03 am

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
(AU-di-EN-dus, GET us BACK on TRACK)

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:08 am

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
(AU-di-EN-dus, GET us BACK on TRACK)

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
Could capture our best moments contre-jour
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:21 pm

I have also changed the eighth line:

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
And polychrome trumped white-and-black.

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
Could capture our best moments contre-jour
But lacked a meter to decide how bright
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:02 pm

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
And polychrome trumped white-and-black.

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
Could capture our best moments contre-jour
But lacked a meter to decide how bright
The light should be to make the image sure
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:18 pm

For the sake of symmetry, I have decided to make the fourth stanza 8 syllables per line, like the second.

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
And polychrome trumped white-and-black.

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
Could capture our best moments contre-jour
But lacked a meter to decide how bright
The light should be to make the image sure

These days no add-on is de trop
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:41 pm

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
And polychrome trumped white-and-black.

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
Could capture our best moments contre-jour
But lacked a meter to decide how bright
The light should be to make the image sure

These days no add-on is de trop
Cases, lenses—on and on
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby LukeJavan8 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:18 pm

THE CAMERA

Technology has made us all blasé
About the nature of photography
The old flash powder, plate and darkroom tray
Are now the bric-à-brac of memory

Then film came next along the trek
Pushed the most by Eastman Kodak
Dont le film made the rest a wreck
And polychrome trumped white-and-black.

That magic box of wood or Bakelite
Could capture our best moments contre-jour
But lacked a meter to decide how bright
The light should be to make the image sure

These days no add-on is de trop
Cases, lenses—on and on
Replaced by cellphones alas and alack
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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