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02/04/2020 01:49:51 AM · #1
There is more about this man than CATS. He Had a large body of work "cats if you will But something else from his work may tempt your juices ..
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Message edited by author 2020-02-04 01:57:01.
02/04/2020 10:44:51 AM · #2
I second this nomination. And while it is true that nothing else he's done can quite compare to the cultural and intellectual impact of CATS 2019, there actually is quite a bit of imagery in his poetry that might inspire you. Hollow men, yellow fog, claws on the ocean floor, and the occasional hippopotamus. Here are some juicy examples:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/44212/the-love-song-of-j-alfred-prufrock

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44215/rhapsody-on-a-windy-night (sound familiar?)

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44214/preludes-56d22338dc954

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52564/sweeney-among-the-nightingales

https://allpoetry.com/the-hollow-men

and if you're extra brave, enter here:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47311/the-waste-land

and finally, if you want to understand why you should be taking photographs in the first place, you can read this:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/69400/tradition-and-the-individual-talent

02/04/2020 01:02:45 PM · #3
Originally posted by posthumous:

and if you're extra brave, enter here:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47311/the-waste-land

I've wondered whether that helped inspire Dylan's Desolation Row:

Praise be to Nero's Neptune
The Titanic sails at dawn
Everybody's shouting
"Which side are you on?"
And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot
Fighting in the captain's tower
While calypso singers laugh at them
And fishermen hold flowers
Between the windows of the sea
Where lovely mermaids flow
And nobody has to think too much
About Desolation Row.
02/04/2020 02:15:40 PM · #4
I'm on board with this one :-) Standard or Extended?
02/04/2020 02:36:37 PM · #5
yes.
02/04/2020 03:32:28 PM · #6
Oh yes. So much imagery

The Waste Land; fire sermon. Not sure I'd be able to do it justice though!

I'm not an Extended person (perhaps that's why I'm only 5'2") but I do think his poetry lends itself to some extra magic.....

Message edited by author 2020-02-04 15:34:32.
02/18/2020 02:31:56 PM · #7
If anyone needs a source it looks like most/all works are available for free download at Project Gutenberg:

www.gutenberg.org
02/19/2020 03:33:33 AM · #8
Already spent too much time on this challenge. Hopefully, the final result will be on the level

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