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dulce et decorum est by Aadore dulce et decorum est by Aadore
drawn in opencanvas.
inspired by Wilfred Owen's ''Dulce et Decorum Est'' .

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Dulce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of disappointed shells that dropped behind.

GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!-- An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.--
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
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Shelby-TabulaRasa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Amazing poem, and truly epic artwork that you've done to go along with it. Wow.
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biroo87 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional Photographer
always liked that poem - it's so powerful in the images it evokes, and your canvas reveals exactly that mood.
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runofthemill Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
Wow! J'adore! Great piece, great execution. The dirty, desaturated colours really make you feel the tired and demoralized state of mind of the soldiers. Makes me want to say "My Friend, you would not tell with such high zest... the old lie"

Bravo
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Aadore Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
thank you so much!
i appreciate your comment.
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C-Puff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005  Professional Filmographer
One of my absolute favourite poems! and I loooove the way you captured it! :#1:
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2005
thanks =)
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Yazzy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
Wow....this looks so awesome!! How did you get it to look like an old film?
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005
thank you. i used some brushes i created, then played with shadows in opencanvas. ^^
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RushDevil Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
Osti que c'est fort !!! Rien d'autre à dire ! :D :clap: :wow: :thumbsup:
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
merci beaucoup =D c'est très apprécié
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TitaniumDream Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
wilfred owen is was an amazing poet and I think you really captured the atmosphere in this piece.... well done
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
thanks a lot, it is very appreciated. =)
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powderdsugar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
oh i love it!
i thought it was a photograph at first, then i was like "hmmm when was pat ever at war in order to take this picture?"
i'm a bit slow i suppose. anyway, this is awesome my friend!
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2005
thank you =)
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Freaklett Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
Ahh Patouuuu x.x
I Luff it.
I Know You're Outside Right Now But I Shall Tell You In A Post Anywho.

Bah So Good
Props

-raises brow-
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
thank you!
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balbuzard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
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Vraiment malade!!!
Tant le texte qui est parfait a la situation que le dessin en tant que tel!
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Aadore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
heh, merci beaucoup c'est très gentil.
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