Group Poem XVI

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Audiendus
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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:38 am

I have modified line 15 so as to preserve the rhyme scheme.

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
But cellphones now replace them, so
The need for accessoires is gone.

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:10 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
But cellphones now replace them, so
The need for accessoires is gone

The camera's now ubiquitous, it seems
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:50 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

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
But cellphones now replace them, so
The need for accessoires is gone

The camera's now ubiquitous, it seems
And cheap prosaic images abound

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:33 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
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
But cellphones now replace them, so
The need for accessoires is gone

The camera's now ubiquitous, it seems
And cheap prosaic images abound
Adieu to savoir-vivre and all it means
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby Audiendus » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:22 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
But cellphones now replace them, so
The need for accessoires is gone

The camera's now ubiquitous, it seems
And cheap prosaic images abound
Adieu to savoir-vivre and all it means
For Time's great spool can never be rewound.

THE END

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:57 pm

BRAVO, BRAVO, WELL DONE
-----please, draw me a sheep-----

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby saparris » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:25 pm

Thanks. We should all get together for a group photo!
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XVI

Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:58 pm

You and Audiendus sitting on thrones.
Me on the ground in front bowing, and the others
standing behind with laurel wreathes on their heads.
-----please, draw me a sheep-----


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