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Greetings, all, and welcome to my sixthFABULOUS FRIDAY FEATURE
I've decided that now that I've got this fabulous year-long subscription, I should take the opportunity to get the word out about other deviants and their magnificent work! If you've got someone you think should be featured in next Friday's Feature, send me a note with a link to their gallery and I'll take a peek
Be forewarned: I found so much great stuff this week that this is a BIG FEATURE! Please consider taking the time to look through everything!
I'd also love to hear about other features, particularly themed ones. I'll list those in the bottom section to help spread the word! The same goes for contests or news articles!
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queen anne's laceshe visits me
and strings together
stars and little wings
with queen anne's lace
to repose upon the breast
of my regret.
I don't want anyone to know
my lonely stage is let
only to silhouettes
and sad little photographs.
a youth cast in wax,
a shade of days and glass.
she's a firefly storm tonight
she brightens heaven's boughs
she is jasmine and a slight night chill.
I'm afraid, but I will make my move.
perfect pictureI took your fingers between mine like
a paint brush. Beneath the stroked skin I wove
your veins into lace.
And in your shoulders a wire coat hanger
with white masking tape so I could write my name
and hang it in the clothes-wrack art gallery
where I'll be able to find you again.
In a gunmetal sort of way
I dressed you up
and we drank together in the breaking Mosses downtown.
I tagged your bare chest and we
fell over the slippery rocks by the river and
floated, breathing in the brownish foam.
It's a photograph presented to
the north-side jury, smug and staring down pointed beaks.
"That one obviously fell a bit too far."
And they go home to pristine art on their walls
while the artist lives on the street.
Jonquil Dreamswe adorn the floor
warm black lace and butterflies
autumns breath condemned
fishing for hearts with lace and not nettingtake one - in which burned bread is beautiful
They're crumbs in the road, toast-speckles that spin and skirt and we
drive past, like we always do, the radio singing
white noise against my black humor and you say
you say I'm getting better, and I think no, I am better
I am better, I say and you say no
and I say
I'm fucking exemplary
and you ask who Exemplary is and I tell you it's me and I think
somewhere we got lost in the words
And I'm not all that keen on admitting to you that sure thing, dad,
I'm fucking myself
but mostly I'm just fucking myself over.
take two - in which you think about animated movies
You're sitting in the front seat of a car but you are also sitting in the back seat
of a car because you are at once a child and a real person
and you say
as you climb in and tuck your bag away and turn on the radio
and he says "soup" like he promised he would years ago and you think
algid.i am going to tell you about lace,:thumb178829408:
the way of hexagons and parabolas.
this is it: tomorrow, i will teach
you how to paint, like skies and
trees, and fingernails, though you
will tell me you would much rather
be taught poetry. i will tell you that it's
so, you wrap my hair in gum leaves
and read like the romans. i can not
understand, because beauty is
irrelevant. why you tell me that my
palms are wonderful, i will never know.
you will ask me again to be taught
poetry. i will tell you that it is
so, you pull my finger tips to your
you breath like the autumn and glass
jars. i will tell you then, and only once
so you will listen, that lace, and hexagons,
and parabolas are irrelevant.
i will say,
i do not believe in poetry.
Trees in the DarkSodium backlights make
marigold colored hydrangeas
and Queen Anne's Lace claws,
painting their silhouettes
in the empty spaces
between stamen and petal.
Queen Anne's LaceI stole the Queen's lace
Held it for ransom in the
Back seat of my car.
We realized that the
Wild flowers weren't as graceful
When they had been tamed.
I fell for the Queen
They gave her the guillotine
Amidst morning dew.
She was too damn beautiful for her own good.
Music for DrowningI've got both hands around her neck and I'm squeezing and squeezing. My knuckles blue, beneath the white lace gloves, fingernails drilling semicircles into my palms like fallen eyelashes. Make a wish, blow the lash away.
The laminated paper cracks, creases, her face lines and warps, an aging in seconds she'll never experience. She looks so happy. The other half of the picture contains my other half, he looks so happy. I've torn the sheet in two, but her hand's still on his shoulder, a ghost, a scar, a heartbeat.
It's so funny; we have our little words, our morals, our parameters and they protect us, we believe in them. Close our eyes and what hurts us doesn't exist. I knew. I knew all along, the night when the feel of his eyes on my woke me up; the weight of unspoken words. He looked right through me and I asked him, 'Do I look like her?' he didn't answer, but he left that night and came back the next day. No pink roses or kisses for me. So young, so second best, so consolation prize.
A warm breeze caresses my skin,
Reminding me of summer;
Of soft grass
And white lace.
I started hating myself slightly
A slice of skin,
As opposed to,
Layers of lace, that bloomed.
Community News, Features, and Fun(ny) Things
My Edgar Allan Poe-themed feature got FEATURED! (See Pimps and Whoas below.)
DDs Aren't PerfectLooking at a positive trend in lit DDs.
Probably the biggest demand authors on this site have is for more constructive feedback. And guess what? One of the ways you do end up getting some great advice is when you get a sitewide feature.
Here are a few quotes from great critiques seen in October's DDs, and yes I have chosen sentences that are offering constructive feedback rather than positivity, so don't assume these critics were pointlessly harsh. I've left them anonymous just in case, but if you recognize your words here, please understand they're appreciated!
I'd suggest incorporating more turns of phrase to keep the language fresh.
I feel as though the action around the beginning of the fire could be a little more clear, and perhaps the setting, too.
I think with a little more condensation, you could make a greater impact upon the reader.
I think shorter would work better, because then you're not adding more 'filler', and shorter sentences work to increase intensity.
Pimps and Whoas - November 7, 2012Pimps
Official dA News
DeviantART Holiday Card Project 2012
Ch. 4 - Odyssey Prompt Released
The Art Department - Train Your Brain Contest
Site Update - deviantART muro and Sta.sh
Creative Grants Update - Subm
25th Birthday Contest!I'm Turning 25!
In honor of my quarter century (25 years old!) I want you to tell me what you want to accomplish by the time you are 25. If you are already 25, by the time you're 50. Older than 50, 75. Older than 75, 100. Also, if you're older than 75 you have mad props for being here.
The Catch: You can only use 25 words, and I want them to be poetic. You can use whatever format, but you have to use exactly 25 words. And they have to express your wish in a poetic manner.
The Details: Upload your entry to the correct gallery, then send the thumb or link to me in a note titled "25th Bday Contest". I will be counting words, so make sure you get exactly 25 or it will be disqualified. You can enter as many times as you wish.
The Prize: Three winners will receive 250 points each and a feature in my journal. Each entrant can win only once.
I'm Looking For: Words that inspire, create desire, make
Inner Divinity Contest Winners!Greetings, everyone! I am here today EXCLUSIVELY to feature the winners of my group Wordsmiths-Guild's Inner Divinity Contest.
But first of all, I do want to let you know that if you have not had the opportunity to, you can read all of the contest entries in the contest folder: http://wordsmiths-guild.deviantart.com/gallery/39247216
You can also go look at the original results blog post here:
Original information on the contest can be found here:
So here are the basics...
This contest is all about celebrating inner divinity. Poetry, at least for me, is always about the spiritual on some level. In this contest, I invite you to try to explore an aspect of your spiritual self by writing from the perspective of a deity of some kind.
Place yourself in the mindset of the deity. Feel free to explore a new situation from the perspective of that deity, to compare yourself to the deity, to retell a myth or legend in that deity's place, WHATEV
Holiday Card Project 2012
It's back! With the goal of bringing a little cheer to patients in the hospital during the holiday season, the deviantART Holiday Card Project connects deviants from around the world and applies their tremendous artistic abilities in designing and creating uplifting holiday cards.
In past years, the Project has received more than 5,000 cards sent in by more than 1,000 deviants from 50 different countries/political regions. Cards were then divvied up and distributed in-person by deviantART members to local Los Angeles, CA hospitals, with additional cards given to various hospitals in the U.S. and abroad for hospital staff members to hand out to patients.
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is simple: do something nice for others. However, if you're looking for even more incentive, every deviant who submits a card will be given a free one-month Premium Membership to deviantA
Love dA Lit: Issue 101Note: So. Much. NaNoWriMo news. Thank you so much again to everyone for supporting Love dA Lit, I'll be posting all the reasons why deviants Love dA's Literature Community [in an article] sometime next week! Now only 99 more weeks until Love dA Lit turns 200.
Welcome to the one-hundred first issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
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Fantastic Feature Tuesday #18This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during my
travels across deviantART. this is only a small sample of a vast amount
of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic
writers. Each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery
based on structure, impact and word usage. I will never feature the
same person twice, so check out these wonderful writers now while you can!
Please this news article so that it will be read by more people!
And the land became brown sharp points of death...Before we get down to business, I (AzizrianDaoXrak) would just like to say HI AND HELLO THERE! I'm so pleased to be a new admin here and I'm super excited about the prompts! Feel free to come to me if you need a question answered or need help whoring out your artwork ;D I do a feature every Friday and am always looking for lovely pieces to showcase!
Prompt responses will be accepted from November 1 - November 25. After which, your doting admin team with rummage through them and select one to be featured for the month of December.
Critiques will be accepted over the same period (November 1 - 25), and we'll also select the best critique to feature as well.
Now, the rules:
open to members and non-members
must adhere to group submission guidelines
+ group icon and prompt included in description
+ a link to a recent critique you've done on something in the group gallery must be included
Responses will be ev
Community Portal: November 4thNews
Love dA Lit: Issue 101
If you'd like to have something added/mentioned in this journal or the article please send me a note!
About Love dA Lit
Love dA Lit aims to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
Love dA Lit is published every Sunday, by IrrevocableFate via news article, and the Community portal will be updated in accompaniment with it!
Nichrysalis would like you to send him DD suggestions!
The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXVIWelcome to volume twenty-six my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!
The premise here is simple. Below you will find an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants here on DeviantART, all of them suggested by you. In this article, you will also find a variety of other things of interest, including:
This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring the talented DrippingWords. She has offered to answer a few questions as well, to tell us a bit about what inspires her writing and which piece in particular she favors.
Additional information about our upcoming events, including a special critique Q and A session in our official TheLadiesofLit chatroom. And we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you.
Our “meet our contributors” section. Be sure to
Vintage Christmas Short Story ContestHalloween is over, and for many of us, that can only mean one thing: time to get excited about Christmas! Let us begin with a few definitions from good old dictionary.com.
9. representing the high quality of a past time: vintage cars; vintage movies.
10. old-fashioned or obsolete: vintage jokes.
11. being the best of its kind: They praised the play as vintage O'Neill.
(If you don't know what Christmas means, I suggest you look it up yourself.)
To put it simply, this contest is open to short prose fiction that fits the theme of Vintage Christmas.
To go into a little more depth, this could mean a number of things. We all know, for example, that nobody did Christmas like the Victorians, so perhaps a little Dickens or Alcott homage is in order. We also know that Christmas is better the younger you are, and any writer who can recapture that magic will surely bring
The Secret Santa Writing Contest [closed]update: THIS IS CLOSED.
THIS CONTEST IS BEING SPONSORED BY iskarlata, WHO HAS PROVIDED THE POINTS AS TOP PRIZES
I am dedicating this CHRISTMAS-THEMED writing / visual art poem / prose contest to promoting two of my writing groups! Please join, as they are both in need of more writers. I promise I'll read your stuff.
Deadline: Christmas Day, December 25th, 11:59 PM PST
(Feel free to donate anything you want! If you would like me to, I'll feature you on my page and the group's for 1 year or however long you want.)
Llama from me, my other account, TurquaticTurtle, Kymira12, LightOverpowers58, xXPandaBlossomXx, psto1464
1 year feature on my page and all my journals, journal feature from TurquaticTurtle, Kymira12, TouchedVenus, LightOverpowers58, rainylake
Short stories/poems from me, Fackio-Zally, Kymira12; poetry commissi
Coming Soon: whenever I get around to it - a wendigo
Coming Soon: The Dream-Makers - Part III (Not a chance in hell!)
Just up: Spirography and the Gift of Pyrokenesis
Coming soon: Whatever strikes me
100 Poem Project
Current progress: 59/100
Also note that the terribly sweet SayaStarshine took a look at my list and decided she wanted to do it, too! She is using the same topics as me, and you can find the link to her stuff here.