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If poetry is presented to you over an image are you more likely to read it? 

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33 deviants said No
35%
23 deviants said Yes
15%
10 deviants said I cannot answer polls because they make me itch

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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, images presented with poetry tend to make me LESS likely to read the poem. That said, I have combined a few poems with photographs, and I have a friend who incorporates my poetry into her artwork.

I think for poetry itself, it depends what you see as your end goal with the poem. Poems that are written over the top of an image should really, to my thoughts, be the sort of thing you would be willing to hang on the wall.
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ActsofArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agreed
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Nods. I agree. If its over an image it should be considered hangable art, or it shouldnt be on an art site? I dont know its so confusing!
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It is. Maybe we should fire it! Can we fire things just for being confusing? :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Fuck yes.
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HadrianR Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Generally don't read poetry, so if there is a photo with it there's a chance I might read it to see how the photo and the poem work together...but even then I mostly don't get it anyway.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
:nod:
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can not answer polls because they make me itch if I can't find the right option for me. ;P

Pictures often really do attract more attention as they can be perceived extremely fast, almost without thinking. That is kind of hard wired into our brains, probably because in ancient times, a tiger you actually see has always been much more dangerous than a poem about it. But I think it depends on the poem and the picture. They have to resonate and increase each other's meaning. A bit like it does not make sense to put just any sculpture beside a picture in an exhibition. You would choose a sculpture that fits.

Do not just add any picture to a poem (or vice versa), that will hurt both artworks. Only combine them if they really fit, where maybe even made for each other. Some poems might be so stark in their meaning, that a picture fitting to it would be too much to bear. Some poems just need the space to unfold their full meaning. They can go much deeper. You have to decide for each separate artwork if they fit or not. If you are not sure you can still add a link to both of them.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well if you ever feel like trying it out, you could ask others to aid you. If you feel you got a poem that needs visual support, why not make it a competition? It might also be interesting how others interpret your poem in visual form.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
The poll wasn't for my personal decision making. I was just curious. I find it interesting. Obviously a part of me is interested in providing as big an audience for my poetry as possible, but I'm just not very good at visual art. haha. But the poll question was mostly curiosity.
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