No smilies, no avatars, no flashing gifs. Just discuss the issues of the day, from last night's telly via football to science or philosophy.
Started by Bromio on Aug 10, 2014 8:11:27 PM
The single most beautiful line in poetry is...


I want to create an image based on a single line of poetry but I need your help to determine what that line should be. Once done the image will be submitted to the Graun as part of an assignment so fame and riches await for the lucky co-contributor*.

* This may be a slight exaggeration.

HelenDamnation - 10 Aug 2014 20:19:59 (#1 of 232)

I nominate Philip Larkin on religion:

That vast, moth-eaten musical brocade

Created to pretend we never die.

ArchieSwert - 10 Aug 2014 20:38:37 (#2 of 232)

Ô toi, le plus savant et le plus beau des Anges,

Dieu trahi par le sort et privé de louanges,

Ô Satan, prends pitié de ma longue misère!

--Charles Baudelaire, Les Litanies de Satan

Post by deleted user
SlasherBindman - 10 Aug 2014 20:44:41 (#4 of 232)

Auden - 'We must love one another or die.'

PolishMark - 10 Aug 2014 20:46:58 (#5 of 232)

Ye are many — they are few

Shelley, The Masque of Anarchy

Bromio - 10 Aug 2014 21:37:42 (#6 of 232)

Wonderful! Thank you all - I think I'll end up working on more than one. For clarity in a single image I think Slasher's Auden will be the one I tackle first but I'd like to work with them all. We'll see. I'll post the results here as I work (nothing today though!).

Any new suggestions welcome still.

Post by deleted user
Bromio - 10 Aug 2014 23:14:02 (#8 of 232)

Hmm...this wasn't what I had in mind at first at all but still. Very much a work in progress and just a first attempt. The postmark is supposed to reflect the poem's title and his location when the poem was written.

Bromio - 10 Aug 2014 23:26:59 (#9 of 232)

Of course, I need to change the date from July to September as well but maybe you get the idea.

Bromio - 10 Aug 2014 23:44:20 (#10 of 232)

And that's it for this evening:

balkanwise - 10 Aug 2014 23:48:31 (#11 of 232)

because i love you

and i love you

o elytis

thismorning - 11 Aug 2014 02:16:57 (#12 of 232)

Hey Whipple (Bromio is not working for me yet, keep thinking it's name of some "Shakespeare" character from some lost play...there is [3] new book which is made of photos of the envelopes Emily Dickinson wrote a lot of her poems on (with a short pencil kept in a pocket of her dress), the contra is that she seems to have written not for the conventions of the printed page but used "space" inventively between words to open up meanings...Here is a conveniently short poem from an envelope postmarked c. 1865--->

will try to indicate her expanded space between individual words with [2]

[2] But [3] are [2] not

all [2] facts [3] Dreams

[2] as [3] soon [3] as

[2] we [4] put

[3] them [4] behind

[2] us -

MonsoonBloom - 11 Aug 2014 07:05:32 (#13 of 232)

It was the best of times it was the worst if times.

Post by deleted user
DejaLu - 11 Aug 2014 08:11:50 (#15 of 232)

Annihilating all that's made/To a green thought in a green shade.

smiggy - 11 Aug 2014 08:13:49 (#16 of 232)


And deeper than did ever plummet sound

I'll drown my book

The Tempest

slumbermonger - 11 Aug 2014 09:08:55 (#17 of 232)

What would the world be once bereft

Of wet and of wildness, let them be left

Oh let them be left, wildness and wet

Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet

wickeltisch - 11 Aug 2014 09:10:53 (#18 of 232)

Three trees on the low sky, and an old white horse galloped away in the meadow.

T.S. Eliot

I love "The journey of the Magi" for the mental pictures it evokes. It's like a lot of photographs following each other.

Post by deleted user
Post by deleted user
Check Subscriptions
Home » Arts