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At Home With the War Poets by Trouserpress At Home With the War Poets by Trouserpress
This is my favourite poem out of all the stuff I've written during my break. I'm going to adapt it as a two-voice piece (it became evident whilst writing it that it was heading in that direction, but I couldn't be bothered to start again and divide it up) so I'll probably upload a photocopied and annotated version in the near future which shows how I want it performed. 'Rah. Please please let me know how you like this one, 'cause I think it's dripping with potential.
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At Home With the War Poets by *Trouserpress: typewriter poetry, and simply a lot of fun. ( Featured by PoeticWar )
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SusurrusInGrass Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Because everything else has been said, I simply want to know...

What font did you use for this?
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Trouserpress Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007   Artist
I used a typewriter.
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t3h-flan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Quintessentially, Ha!
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bRoKeNgRiN Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This poem is all over the place! Yet. . . I love it. :) It's like a constant barrage, banging down at the door. Funny. . . it goes with some of music I was listening to earlier. . .^_^ Anywho, I definitely think you've got something going with this. Hope you write some more soon.

Ciao. ^_~
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Trouserpress Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006   Artist
I'm sure I will.
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waishas Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006   Artisan Crafter
This is an amazing(ly random) piece of poetry...
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Trouserpress Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006   Artist
I'll try not to rant, but seriously... this is NOT RANDOM. I deliberated over every last damn word of that piece. I didn't just flip through a dictionary and pluck words willy nilly, y'know? People always call my work "random" and it's utterly incorrect. I know you meant no harm, but this misuse of the word random is a severe pet hate of mine and I couldn't let it slip. I'm sorry.

Glad you enjoyed it anyoldhow.
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twin-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Random
Lack of predictability, without any systematic pattern.

By that definition, I'm calling that piece random. To the reader there is no predicitability.
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Trouserpress Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006   Artist
But it's full of patterns! Okay, so I bend them a bit, but the patterns are there. Besides which, random means more than "lack of predictability". But let's not get into this, please?
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twin-dragon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, however things are almost always decided in the eyes of the viewer. One person may find it deep and insightful, while the other may find it a heap of rubbish. Neither is wrong, neither is right. Just because you don't find it random at all dosn't mean that everyone else won't find it random either.

Also, you're the artist, you know the subtle feelings you had when you wrote this, what made you choose the words you did, and so on. We're lacking the emotional connotations and memories that you attached to this. That's part of why people see art as random.

Just my two cents.
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