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National Poetry Month

9th April 2007 (03:16)
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(Meme from petzipellepingo). April is apparently National Poetry Month (but in which nation?), and anybody reading this should celebrate by posting a poem in their own LJ.

I decided to be different and create, well - it's sort of a vid. But because it uses a poem rather than a song as its lyrics, it also uses still images rather than video clips to support them. Which also means it took me a few hours to create rather than six months - cunning, eh? The poem is Yeats' 'No Second Troy', which was (indirectly, by way of Sinéad O'Connor) also the inspiration for my first actual vid. In this case, however, it's a look at Buffy from Spike's point of view.





































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Posted by: hobgoblinn (hobgoblinn)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 04:10 (UTC)

Beautiful poem, and even more beautiful images to go with it. Thanks for sharing this. Well done.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 12:08 (UTC)

Thanks. I keep re-reading it myself now. (It has much more impact all together than when I was working on the individual images in turn).

Posted by: petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 09:03 (UTC)
chosen buffy by beneathgulmissy

Beautifully done and most appropriate poem to photos.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 12:13 (UTC)

Thanks! I think it works both ways; the pictures help illustrate what the poem means, while the words are so obviously about Buffy (rather than this Maud Gonne person) that I think Yeats must have got his hands on an advance sneak preview of the season 7 DVDs.

(And an advance sneak preview DVD player. And the right electricity supply to run it with.)

Posted by: hesadevil (hesadevil)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 16:09 (UTC)
eavesdropping Spike

HG Wells arrived just im time with that time-machine thingy.

Nice marriage of words and images.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:31 (UTC)

"So, Mr Wells, you've invented this time machine contraption, eh? And what wonder did you bring back from the future? A cure for tuberculosis, perhaps? A weapon so frightful it makes war too terrible to contemplate? A...hmm. A shiny silver disk? With the words "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" written on it?

"Hmm.

"Er - you sure you don't need a nice long rest, old chap? Let me, um, call for help; you just sit there peacefully - no, don't get up, you're not well..."

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 13:13 (UTC)
it was only TEH SEX by crackers4jenn.

Just gorgeous!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:19 (UTC)

Thank you!

Oh, wait... you mean the poem, not me? Ah.

Well, thanks anyway. :)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 13:52 (UTC)
swimming

Awww... Perfect combination of words and visuals. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:19 (UTC)

Glad you liked it!

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 16:45 (UTC)
effulgent

That's beautiful, both the images and the poem (I do love season 7).

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:20 (UTC)

Thus confirming your good taste. :) Thanks!

Posted by: the_nite's_gurl (the_nites_gurl)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 18:45 (UTC)

Wow! That's really awesome!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:20 (UTC)

Thanks!
:)

Posted by: yourlibrarian (yourlibrarian)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 19:36 (UTC)
Chosen: andemaiar

Great idea. I once saw someone do something similar with an icon set, it worked quite well.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:22 (UTC)

Darn. Everything's already been done before. :(

Glad you liked it, and thanks.

Posted by: yourlibrarian (yourlibrarian)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 23:15 (UTC)
Gunn grin: literati

LOL! Well it's certainly true of fanfic -- it's generally not what you do, it's how you do it that makes the difference :>

Posted by: Liliaeth (liliaeth)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 21:11 (UTC)
Buffy heart

Very nice combo, very much a description of Buffy.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2007 22:23 (UTC)

Isn't it just? Thanks!

Posted by: Herself_nyc (herself_nyc)
Posted at: 10th April 2007 02:15 (UTC)

Lovely. Neat idea.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th April 2007 18:26 (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: louise39 (louise39)
Posted at: 12th April 2007 00:18 (UTC)

No Second Troy
Ingenius use of pictures and poetry.
Thanks.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th April 2007 19:39 (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 7th December 2009 21:55 (UTC)
Buffy - Braver Than You

This is lovely. Oh, Buffy, how I adore thee.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th December 2009 02:11 (UTC)

Only three days overdue, I just got a comment notification of this. :-/

Thanks!

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 10th December 2009 05:27 (UTC)
Buffy - Hee!

What? You don't automatically check two years old entries for new comments? Oh, silly British man.

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