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The architect
11-07-2013, 07:54 AM,
#1
The architect
His dad built their house and therefore he had to design it himself. That means he was an architect.

Maybe his dad wrote the poem with the kids on their many adventures every summer.



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11-07-2013, 08:03 AM,
#2
The architect
I don't think his dad wrote it though, because he actually says he did without mincing words.
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11-07-2013, 08:10 AM,
#3
The architect
I wonder if the comment might have more to do with drawing. I thought it was an odd conversation(odd in that didn't fit)when he spoke about his friends(Doug and Michael) at the CW signing needing illustrations in their books. Maybe that goes back to the Rockwell connection.
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11-07-2013, 11:14 AM,
#4
The architect
Without over thinking it: the difference between an artist and an architect is in the detail. An architect makes something very complicated look elegant and simple, yet every part has a purpose.
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11-07-2013, 11:35 AM,
#5
The architect
I believe an architect wrote TTOTC too.
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11-07-2013, 01:47 PM,
#6
The architect
Excellent, muset. A functional and aesthetic purpose. In architecture, as in the poem, there is design, integrated within itself, married to its site.



SYand42lbsHeavier,

Halogetter

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11-07-2013, 01:50 PM,
#7
The architect
At the Collected Works event Fenn said, "It took me 15 years to write the poem. I’ve changed it so many times and I’ve said before that I didn’t write that poem…it was written by an architect…each word is deliberate."



At the Moby Dickens event Fenn said, "The poem in my book is something that changed over and over again. When you read the poem it looks like just simple words the...but I guarantee you, I worked on that thing...I felt like an architect, drawing that poem."



When I heard him say it the first time at Collected Works, it sounded new...like he was trying the metaphor out to see if it fit with the way he speaks and writes...a trial balloon. By Moby Dickens, it sounded a bit more refined, like he had tried it out a couple more times since Collected Works.



Both my daughter and my son-in-law are architects. I asked them to look at the quotes, and I asked them to look at the poem and tell me what they thought.



Basically, their response was, "Architects don't draw. Draftsmen do. And writing a poem is nothing like architecting an enclosed space."



I think it's Fenn taking liberty, and playing, with the language. I think he uses "architect" (as a noun) in the same way a "builder" would use a box of lego blocks and a set of instructions (blueprint) to get to a finished project. All the pieces, of various sizes, shapes and colors have to fit together in order to complete the project.



In his case, I'll hypothesize, the "blueprint" was in his head, and took 15 years to get to a synchronous finish.
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t.


Toby Michael Younis
http://www.tyounis.com
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11-07-2013, 02:19 PM,
#8
The architect


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<b>Quote from tyounis on November 7, 2013, 1:50 pm</b>

At the Collected Works event Fenn said, "It took me 15 years to write the poem. I’ve changed it so many times and I’ve said before that I didn’t write that poem…it was written by an architect…each word is deliberate."



At the Moby Dickens event Fenn said, "The poem in my book is something that changed over and over again. When you read the poem it looks like just simple words the...but I guarantee you, I worked on that thing...I felt like an architect, drawing that poem."



When I heard him say it the first time at Collected Works, it sounded new...like he was trying the metaphor out to see if it fit with the way he speaks and writes...a trial balloon. By Moby Dickens, it sounded a bit more refined, like he had tried it out a couple more times since Collected Works.



Both my daughter and my son-in-law are architects. I asked them to look at the quotes, and I asked them to look at the poem and tell me what they thought.



Basically, their response was, "Architects don't draw. Draftsmen do. And writing a poem is nothing like architecting an enclosed space."



I think it's Fenn taking liberty, and playing, with the language. I think he uses "architect" (as a noun) in the same way a "builder" would use a box of lego blocks and a set of instructions (blueprint) to get to a finished project. All the pieces, of various sizes, shapes and colors have to fit together in order to complete the project.Hi Toby, I studied both drafting and architecture, drafting is fixed and ridged, architecture is creative art.



In his case, I'll hypothesize, the "blueprint" was in his head, and took 15 years to get to a synchronous finish.
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11-07-2013, 02:24 PM,
#9
The architect
Architecture is art, writing is art.
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11-08-2013, 07:58 PM,
#10
The architect


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a "builder" would use a box of lego blocks and a set of instructions...
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Good one Toby. I was going to use a similar analogy. The given poem is like a box of lego but with no instructions. You can make lots of stuff, but only one construction will use every piece and look correct when it's done.



Just like Rubik's Cube, you'll know when you get it right.



I need to draft in an architect... Wink
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