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Bring your candle to glitter again by Itti Bring your candle to glitter again by Itti
"Found poetry" (or "blackout poetry") is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions.
(From Wikipedia.)

Text reads:
unlock the moonlight,
forge a chain,
bring your candle to glitter again.


This one was a bit different. Once I'd thought of "unlock the moonlight, forge a chain", for some reason the cadence of what I had so far made me want to look for a rhyme. And then I had to make it go round in a circle =p

I think this is my favourite so far. I like that it could be metaphorical or literal (obviously not real-world literal, but fantasy literal) and I like the way the rhythm (and rhyme) makes it sound like a spell or a chant of some kind.

It almost seems like the first verse of something...?


More here.

Edit: It's a photocopy, guys. Please stop asking! :giggle:
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Given 2012-08-15
Bring your candle to glitter again by =Itti ( Suggested by LadyofGaerdon and Featured by BeccaJS )
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

As part of :iconthetitlepage:'s Found Poetry: Titles as Art project, I've used the title of this wonderful deviation in a poem here:

Tell Me What You've Gone and Done Now

Thank you so much! :heart:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by =DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.… Congratulations on your DD!

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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AnnaMarie2013 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I've never seen this kind of work, but I like it. Congratulations on your DD. :D
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ridergal126 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow that's so cool
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HARDIYANTII Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I came across your poem on Wil Wheaton's Tumblr, that's seriously amazing! :faint:
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Writer
You got reblogged by Neil Gaiman here! Congratulations, that's amazing! :wow:
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I adore this, and the book you chose for it too. The poem is beautiful and glides gracefully through the words. The only thing I might point out is that I missed the 'a' at first - it gets lost in the black lines and disappears a bit. Still, a very beautiful and moving piece :heart:
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Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you have a good point about that. If I still had the original I might go around the outline a bit more strongly (especially on the right), but I think a better remedy would have been to make the circle a bit bigger, so more clear white space around the a. I'll bear it in mind for next time :)
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree that a bigger circle for more white space would be the best fix for the problem :nod: Still, I think this is one of the best found poetry pieces I have seen! Congratulations on the DD, you deserve it :la:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks :)
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Congratulations on the DD! I can't believe Neil Gaiman re-tweeted this! So incredibly awesome! :w00t:
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Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! :D And thanks :hug:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Writer
:hug:
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I would adore a series of wallpapers like this. :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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gonzos-real Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Loved how you had to follow the lines.
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aupre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
very philosphical

andy warhol said it

in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes
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HoudaShams Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :)
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OnlySoledad Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This is actually a thing?! Black out poetry. It has a name. I am not alone!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's called "found poetry" on deviantART - there's a whole gallery for it.
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Retelloratraybell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love that book and very nice
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XxXXzZ Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very simple, but very very pretty. (and, for the record, I loved that book.)
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Vampire-Hinata-112 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a lovely poem.
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av1an Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
very simple, but very inspiring!! congrats on the dd <3
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :huggle:
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Larkynn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how "again" happens to be italicized. It adds to your found poem.
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it changes the emphasis a little, doesn't it? :)
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PavelZakarovRomanov Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how did u do this?
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Jakit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
wonderful!! really well done ^_^
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is absolutely brilliant!:clap:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you :blush:
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome! i had no idea such poetry even existed :la: i'm having fun browsing the category :D
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cardnial-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   General Artist
I've done this before but goodness knows where I put mine.. it's beautiful, am envious I didnt think of it LOL
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Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have another go! :)
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cardnial-wolf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
^_^
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome~!
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Neoseraph24 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I've not got anything great to say (besides, I've personally not worked out how to analyse/evaluate Found poetry..) but I really like the simplicity of 'bring your candle to glitter again' - it's hopeful and cool and implicit. Good work on both composition and style (i.e. finding the words, and designing the blackout)
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Itti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :huggle: Now I've heard that phrase so often I'm starting to think I didn't write it...! Thanks for your kind words :huggle:
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Rawanduz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Brilliant xx
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Itti, you've done it again! You are marvelous. I love this one...
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: Done what? :hug:
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Made a perfect piece! :huggle:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww::huggle:
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larouxdevil Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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ragamuffin009 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing. Just amazing.
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structure-of-chaos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, I love it! :)
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Starvingartist648 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
this is so cool :D:D:D
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:dance: Congratulatons!!
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Varsa-svasa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I love it! Plus the book is Neil Garman's Stardust. I love that book!
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