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Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:01 UTC+1 No.5190906 Report

Hi /lit

Im looking for something very specific.

Poets who create a visual picture with words.

Anyone know whos work i should be checking out?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:05 UTC+1 No.5190924 Report

>Im looking for something very specific.
>Poets who create a visual picture with words.

All of them? Yeah.

I have a specific answer to your specific query: all of them.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:13 UTC+1 No.5190962 Report


I grabbed the first random shakespeare poem i found on google.

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never.
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blith and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

To me this is not painting a strong visual picture.

whereas this by oscar wilde does

The seasons send their ruin as they go,
For in the spring the narciss shows its head
Nor withers till the rose has flamed to red,
And in the autumn purple violets blow,
And the slim crocus stirs the winter snow;
Wherefore yon leafless trees will bloom again
And this grey land grow green with summer rain
And send up cowslips for some boy to mow.

But what of life whose bitter hungry sea
Flows at our heels, and gloom of sunless night
Covers the days which never more return?
Ambition, love and all the thoughts that burn
We lose too soon, and only find delight
In withered husks of some dead memory.

when i say visual picture, i mean it creates a clear visual image in your head from reading it
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:28 UTC+1 No.5191018 Report

I'm trying to conceive of a situation in which words (which were understandable to the reader) would NOT produce a visual picture. Some sort of machine intelligence? Aliens? Ghosts?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:43 UTC+1 No.5191062 Report


ok if thats the way you think then what poet creates the strongest visual images?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:44 UTC+1 No.5191066 Report

I forgot how garbage Shakespeare is.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:45 UTC+1 No.5191069 Report

Imagist poetry. Google a list of poets.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)06:48 UTC+1 No.5191079 Report

Based on the terms the OP uses I don't think what they're looking for is literally "an image." Because what made / makes imagism unique is that the entire poem is basically one image that nothing really happens with. This is cool and all, but I feel like OP's looking for vivid sensory description.

Ray Bradbury.
Cormac McCarthy.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:15 UTC+1 No.5191321 Report

utter shit
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:25 UTC+1 No.5191344 Report


shakespeare or wilde?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:32 UTC+1 No.5191361 Report

Not a huge reader of poetry but Babits really fires my imagination. Thats in large part a function of his mood striking a similar chord in me.
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:34 UTC+1 No.5191368 Report

Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:38 UTC+1 No.5191379 Report


Just looking him up but all im finding is memes,

why is this guy a meme?
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:40 UTC+1 No.5191384 Report

what are you talking about

post some
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:43 UTC+1 No.5191391 Report

Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)08:45 UTC+1 No.5191393 Report

he has a following on tumblr because he was an attractive person and leo dicaprio played him in a shitty biographic
Anonymous 07/26/14(Sat)20:18 UTC+1 No.5193577 Report

yes. its me, myself.

what would you like to see?

This is how i describe my writings; "painting pictures with words".

no, its not all of them. To paint a picture with words, you must know that an idea and a concept are vastly unique forms of thought. and a concept requires no thought, but feeling. much in the same way you cant see nothing; you cant think a feeling beyond your own understanding of what you feel.
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