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The best art is made
By those who care not for fame,
But who love their craft.

In a perfect world,
The Bard's name is a secret,
But his tale is known.
In truth, I got this idea from a song called The Bard's Song by Blind Guardian.
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Go listen to it.
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
your work has been featured here: [link] please go check out the other pieces & have a nice day :heart:
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Writer
Brilliant amici! Thank you!
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that second verse.
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Writer
Grazie. In all honesty, I know many do not agree with it, so I was debating on whether or not to put it in... but then I decided to hell with their opinions. I have my own, as well as the right to express them.
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely! :thumbsup:
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silentnature Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the first verse. Well said.
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
Grazie amici.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are you sure you didn't mean "The Bard's Song" by Blind Guardian?
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
Actually... Yes I do! I was thinking a lot about the game lately, so that might explain the error. As for the blind part... Yah, there is no excuse for that.
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spearofhope Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed, with all my heart.
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
Grazie amici.
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Music is a wonderful place to draw inspiration from :D
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
I agree. Many of the pieces I write either come from music, or can be sung to the tune of the piece that I drew inspiration from.
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
have you made a prompt journal for glory be? :D I bet you would get a lot of song suggestions that way.
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
Actually... *Checks Watch* No. No I haven't. I just joined Glory Be if I am correct, want to get familiar witht he rules of the group before doing anything.
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vespera Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh :heart: read our most recent journal and let me know if you have any questions - I'm going to go through it later and answer any additional questions! :D
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, I like this, the truth in it. But, I guess, to the people who believe the best art is the most popular their idea is different? But I agree with what you said.

Interesting way to wrap it up though. Hmm, if his tale is known, does that mean it is popular? Despite that his name is unknown?

Thought provoking ^_^
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
My opinion is this. Fame and glory should not be the bard (or any artist's) goal. Their passion to sing, (or write, or paint) should be enough. If it isn't, then the piece is lifeless, no matter what the outside looks like.
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You said it! -claps- It's not about popularity, but doing what you love. Sure its nice to be known for your work, but we don't do this for the name, we do this because we love this.
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I must say that I do like this immensely. Mostly because I agree with the first stanza. Popular things may be popular because they are produced by popular people, but the most touching things and loved things are loved because the artist put eit heart into their cradt.

So I do like this very, very much my friend, keep up the amazing work!
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TheAmericanRealist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
'Tis a shame that some people fall victim to conformity, and trends. Just because something is popular or famous, does not mean that it is good, and just because it is relatively unknown, does it mean that it is bad. Time is the true test of all things, and if what is popular, and well liked today, as well as hundreds of years from now... well, that says something doesn't it? It means heart was put into the piece.
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Sutsuki-Sensei Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
You speak (type?) nothing but the truth.
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