Ode to negatives

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  1. JamesD

    JamesD Between darkrooms

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    O negatives, how pulchritudinous thou art!
    A place for you exists always in my heart
    I was with you, from exposure's start
    and through development, post-spooling in dark

    Now you hang, from drying line high
    Drip-drop, drip-drop, drip-drop! 'til dry
    Your time for contacting now draws nigh
    As I arrange you 'low enlarger light

    Your print is beautiful, if I get it proper
    Perfect neg, yielding perfect print, a real show-stopper
    Each viewer views, and becomes a jaw dropper
    I'll steal their dropped jaws, 'til stopped by copper.


    Okay, I was entirely too bored at 3:30 am, while my negatives were drying. What better time, I thought, to write some awful poetry to inflict upon my fellow forum-members?
    :twisted: :greendev: :whip:

    I'll stop now, before someone :hertz: gets after me :playball: :blackeye:. Or worse, :gun:.

    Anyone want to :delete:?




    :mrgreen:
     
  2. stingray

    stingray TPF Noob!

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    I really like it. Simplistic but... ¨jaunty¨!
     
  3. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No. You don't get to delete any poem about negatives with the word "pulchritudinous" in it. :lol:

    In fact, I may make it a sticky. :twisted:





    Thanks for the laugh; I loved it, okay? ;) :hug:: Weirdo.
     
  4. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think that I shall never see a negative as lovely as a tree.
    But then a tree, reversed, is somewhat Zen:
    And what is 'lovely?' That's beyond my ken!
     
  5. JamesD

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    Oooh... that'd be my first sticky!

    Glad to be of some entertainment value :mrgreen:
     
  6. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    I knew there was something odd about you kiddo... (poet spit)...

    Definition of poet... (One who takes a hundred words to say the sun is shining....) rofl

    All kidding aside nice to see your writing.
     
  7. JamesD

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    Don't worry, Charlie, I only write bad poetry. It's much easier than writing good poetry, and so much more entertaining!
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    If I hadn't read the rules today (the one that says we can't say bad things about digital photography...) I would say that poetry to me is like digital photography to me....ect ect ect
     
  9. terri

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    I think you should write some more, James. :D I like it!
     
  10. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Absolutely James write more, you can be the poet laureate here...im serious dont stop cause I tease you.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Write about how Charlie follows the rules, even the ones he doesn't agree with! :thumbup:


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  12. JamesD

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    Nooo.... must.... resist.... temptationnn.....! :taped sh:
     

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