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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 8:13am Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

If we're going to do a poem I suggest one from Oscar Wilde. They might make good imagery.


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fryfan20


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Posted Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 4:23pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

that sounds good, do you have a specific one in mind ? (not all that familiar with his poems)

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Popeye


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Posted Wed Jul 3rd, 2013 10:51pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

Are we still going for a rainbow aswell? Because I thought maybe something simple like this:

And have a poem or quote over the top.
Here's something I put together last night when I couldn't sleep, which we could maybe use:

Age is just a number
And so is your IQ
As long as you remember
Don't act your size of shoe

Not great I know but short and sort of birthday orientated.


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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Thu Jul 4th, 2013 7:21am Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

fryfan20 said:
that sounds good, do you have a specific one in mind ? (not all that familiar with his poems)

There's six pages of Oscar Wilde poems:
http://www.poemhunter.com/oscar-wilde/poems/page-1/?a=a&l=1&y=
None are birthday related but there's some good images you can get from some of the sentences in his poems.
I liked Flower Of Love but it's kind of a long poem.


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mvet88


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Posted Thu Jul 4th, 2013 8:58am Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

Prancing Jeeves said:
There's six pages of Oscar Wilde poems:
http://www.poemhunter.com/oscar-wilde/poems/page-1/?a=a&l=1&y=
None are birthday related but there's some good images you can get from some of the sentences in his poems.
I liked Flower Of Love but it's kind of a long poem.

I like the idea too but gosh, his poems are a bit on the melancholy side! I haven't read all of them but is there a 'happier' one we can use?

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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Fri Jul 5th, 2013 2:42am Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

mvet88 said:
I like the idea too but gosh, his poems are a bit on the melancholy side! I haven't read all of them but is there a 'happier' one we can use?

This one isn't melancholy:
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/amor-intellectualis/
Or this:
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/les-silhouettes/


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fryfan20


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Posted Fri Jul 5th, 2013 5:03pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

I like the rainbow apple of poppy.
mr wilde is showing the gaps in my understanding of the English language so, I'll let you all pick one

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Clive


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Posted Fri Jul 5th, 2013 5:09pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

Those Oscar Wilde ones look great - I like this first one in your last post particularly, PJ (can I call you PJ? ). Just to throw my suggestion into the mix - I think Stephen has said a couple of times in interviews and on gameshows that his favourite poets are W.H. Auden and Keats, so maybe something by either of them? We might have a similar melancholiness problem with Auden, lol, but here are a few that might work:

There's a verse from 'Lullaby' by Auden:

Let the winds of dawn that blow
Softly round your dreaming head
Such a day of welcome show
Eye and knocking heart may bless,
Find the mortal world enough;
Noons of dryness find you fed
By the involuntary powers,
Nights of insult let you pass
Watched by every human love.

Then there's this verse from 'The More Loving One', though it might be a bit cheeky as it goes on a lot about how stars don't return the admiration of humans, LOL, though it does imply that we love him:

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Or there's always Keats's 'A Thing of Beauty':

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loviliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondance, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o`er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, inspite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits.

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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Fri Jul 5th, 2013 7:47pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

Everyone may call me PJ. I'm obviously more well versed in Oscar Wilde so I have no knowledge of the rest. Although those are good suggestions as well.
Funny though- someone compared the first Oscar Wilde poem to a Keats one. I picked that one because it had vivid imagery.


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mvet88


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Posted Sat Jul 6th, 2013 4:38am Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

I love that keats poem! I dont mind what we use but I think we need to make a decision soon as its already the end of the first week of July!

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andrealein


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Posted Sat Jul 6th, 2013 10:53am Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

While The More Loving One is one of my favourite poems, I also love A Thing of Beauty by Keats and think it's maybe a better choice! I can't contribute much to the Wilde ones because I get to the limits of my English skills too - can't quite grasp the mood and all that.

But yes, we should REALLY get this going!

Popeye, I don't know if we're still going with the rainbow idea. I think so. Maybe 1so-Static would be able to help out here, too?? Putting it together, in a way that allows it to be split in postcard sized pieces etc, I mean.

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1so-Static


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Posted Sat Jul 6th, 2013 12:41pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

andrealein said:
While The More Loving One is one of my favourite poems, I also love A Thing of Beauty by Keats and think it's maybe a better choice! I can't contribute much to the Wilde ones because I get to the limits of my English skills too - can't quite grasp the mood and all that.

But yes, we should REALLY get this going!

Popeye, I don't know if we're still going with the rainbow idea. I think so. Maybe 1so-Static would be able to help out here, too?? Putting it together, in a way that allows it to be split in postcard sized pieces etc, I mean.

How do I upload an image in here?
sorry for being the class dunce

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Prancing Jeeves


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Posted Sat Jul 6th, 2013 7:41pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

I vote for "A Thing Of Beauty."


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1so-Static


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Posted Sat Jul 6th, 2013 7:50pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

see if this works

purely experimental folks -- just trying things out
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andrealein


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Posted Sat Jul 6th, 2013 11:46pm Post subject: Birthday Project 2013?

Ah cool, 1so-Static, you found out how to do it I couldn't remember. I actually think it's quite nice that way.

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