Poetry by captions

I love constraints
They foster creativity. Here I got the idea of using the captions from flickr photos as lines to compose a short poem. It’s all humanity inside these lines. No other words nor anything artificial added.

Read the poem first: Text only will offer one view. The photos later will almost certainly change it. Ah the Internets!

PLEASE COME BACK I AM SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE
The doctor says I am ready. (For the last time)
Like the Flowers I Am Fading
I Don’t Know How Old I Am
go on, i am listening

Got it? Yes, a cc search on Flickr for “I am”.

A story of me

PLEASE COME BACK I AM SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE

PLEASE COME BACK I AM SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE (by Leo Reynolds on Flickr, Some rights reserved)

The doctory says I am ready. (For the last time)

The doctor says I am ready. (For the last time) by centrifuga*teatrante, on Flickr, Some rights reserved)

Like the Flowers I Am Fading

Like the Flowers I Am Fading by Thomas Hawk, on Flickr (Some rights reserved)

I Don't Know How Old I Am

I Don’t Know How Old I Am by Thomas Hawk, on Flickr (Some rights reserved)

go on, i am listening.

go on, i am listening by Chuckage, on Flickr (Some rights reserved)

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About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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6 Responses to Poetry by captions

  1. antoniovantaggiato says:

    Wow, thanks –one of the best things about “studying” is the inspiration you get from teachers and fellow students! Let's go with poetry!!

  2. Potters4 says:

    Poetry with images = powerful … fantastic idea

  3. Jim Groom says:

    I agree with my man Hector, this is awesome, and I am glad I bookmarked it. This is an amazing assignment for anyone, but #ds106 will definitely be stealing it.

  4. Jim Groom says:

    I agree with my man Hector, this is awesome, and I am glad I bookmarked it. This is an amazing assignment for anyone, but #ds106 will definitely be stealing it.

  5. Jim Groom says:

    I agree with my man Hector, this is awesome, and I am glad I bookmarked it. This is an amazing assignment for anyone, but #ds106 will definitely be stealing it.

  6. this is awesome. i hope it catches on. very creative, cheers!

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