To His Coy Mistress[es]i. earl and lady grey
you have often graced me with your soft-spoken company, bergamot blossoms adorning your dark hair, fragrant as your steamy exhalations. you remind me of simple home and something untouchably elegant, pale and supple when i dress your skin with pallid cream and soften your thin, graceful hands. on a bleak winter evening, snow glittering by lamplight, you are a royal pleasure: a warm complement.
i will lay you on the finest saris, those embroidered with gold threads and flawless diamonds that shimmer like your black eyes. you are the champagne of my harem, floral yet astri
On being a haterDear Mr. and/or Mrs. Hated On,
I am writing this to apologize for my less than cordial remarks in regard to your artistic merit. I mistook your art as subjective; I believed that all people may have a wide range of aesthetics based on instrumentation or the assertions that come out of your mouth. It is my fault for assuming the nature of our ambitions is susceptible to improvement or that the messages you perpetuate are somewhat debatable.
Dear Mr. and/or Mrs. Hated On,
I would also like to apologize for giving what I deemed an honest assessment of your behavior. You are absolutely right when you say that it is none of my bu
|I do Critiques at request, so feel free to ask I love to be helpful. If you ask for a Critique, I'm usually on it in within a few days. You do not need a Premium Membership to ask me for constructive commentary, though you may need thick skin - Critiques are never personal, but nor are they about being nice. It's about improvement That said, if you can't handle criticism, don't bother asking for it. It's a waste of everyone's time.|
I feel like I'm best at Critiquing literature, but I'll at least look at most anything except horror/gore. I've also done quite a lot of photography Critiques, so I have some experience there as well. Generally I prefer shorter literature - I'm afraid I'd rather not read Chapter 27 of your novel
100 Critiques in less than a year. Next year my goal will be considerably more reasonable
DD's and Daily Lit. Deviations!
Absolute HorizonMolly Steinberg can bend light. I would know. I'm dating her.
Recipe for Disaster196 Nations
Sensationali. a person of vision
Some Lovers III died on a cold
It's There When You Aren't LookingEliza slapped her library card on to the faux-wood counter. "I want this one!"
Drowning in Reverse II vii. I still have your phone.
Off TopicIt takes twelve minutes
InfernoSeptember is a sultry tangle
GreyI like the color grey;
Niu eoa EinEin
I'm deeply honored to have been featured so many times times by this wonderful literature group. =DailyLitDeviations does so many wonderful things for the literature community - I'm happy that they even took the time to notice my writing at all Thank you all for the lovely comments
And of course I'm honored to have received two Daily Deviations. I never expected one, but
Recycled DreamsI was halfway down the second floor apartment stairs when I realized I'd left my left arm on the table.
SuperimposeHe doesn't look like a gymnast. He's all button down shirts and frazzled grey hair framing wire spectacles, a picture perfect professorial archetype down to the very tips of his frayed shoelaces. But he was a gymnast once, or so he tells us, and I believe him because he smiles like he knows something while he's chatting before class.
Escape VelocityF = G(m1m2)/r2
I've Been Featured!
It's something that surprised me as I delved deeper into the literature community - people actually liked what I wrote! As someone with chronically low self-esteem, it means a lot to me to have been so well received by the community - every "thanks for the fave" and comment reply is genuine
Featured here by #theWrittenRevolution.
Featured here by =bowie-loon123 as part of her Daily Lit. Deviant series!
Over here by the always lovely ^3wyl
I was Interviewee number eight in `Kneeling-Glory's Demonstrably Deviant Interview Project
Here by ~helice93 for donating a Premium Membership Hope you enjoy it!
A special feature from =DailyLitDeviations
Featured by `LadyLincoln in her Ladies of Lit. series
Interviewed in The Saturday Spotlight
And many, many times by #SixWordStories
BG from ~monxcheri
News Articles I've Written
The Visual Novel: Video Games as a Literary MediumWhat is it?
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.
Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.Well, the color poem form I introduced to dA was a rousing success, but interest of late seems to have died down. So I'm back with a new form for you all, something exciting and new, something different, something that I will probably make into a contest once I get some points in the bank. You ready?
I do Critiques upon request, though I've been known to dish them out occasionally for no reason at all Feel free to ask if you'd like me to look over something for you!
I'd like to be able to have enough points to make donations to contests, help people extend their Premiumships - I love being helpful
All You need to know about DD's
Suggest one today!
=DailyLitDeviations has been having trouble garnering suggestions lately: why not help them out?
Using HTML on dA
On of the most helpful resources I've found. I refer back to it frequently
Using Font on dA
Because I'm a sucker for formatting
Useful for features!
BG from ~monxcheri
Because I've been slacking in my reading for a while now. I've got to get back into the habit. A * denotes a reread. Reccomendations welcome!
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
*Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies
*The King in the Window by Adam Gopnick
Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
Momo by Michael Ende
*The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky
Marcelo in the Real World by Franciso X. Stork
The Pull of the Ocean by Jean-Claude Mourlevat
*East by Edith Pattou
The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip
Black Unicorn by Tanith Lee
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Difficult Loves by Italo Calvino
The Last Baby Angel by Sam Brown
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Survival of the Beautiful by David Rothenberg
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
Other People's Love Letters by Bill Shaprio
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
Really Useful: The Origins of Everyday Things by Joel Levy
A Collaboration with Nature by Andy Goldsworthy
Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock and Roll by Marc Dolan
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Electric Daisy by Motomi Kyousuke
Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You by Karuho Shiina
Pandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
Stitches by David Small
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
Robot Dreams by Sara Varon
Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
BG from ~monxcheri
A list of games I need to play/ complete. I have two PlayStations (2 and 3) and a DS XL, all of which I love far too much. A * denotes something I plan to replay.
Currently Playing: Jake Hunter
Spyro: A New Beginning
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
*Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
Ratchet and Clank
Kingdom Hearts: 352/8 Days
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
BG from ~monxcheri
with thanks to frosttwo roads diverged in a soulless dawn
and you pull over,
idling on the shoulder of route 50.
it's a polaroid morning and
the world is as grainy
as your eyes,
and one million miles
is not far enough.
it plays back, filmstrip,
blurred along the length of
and here you are:
facing a choice between
this loosejointed, hollowbodied
this is what
ButtonThere's a reason you're called Button,
because names aren't just something to be
thrown around with reckless abandon
so I'll give you the reason:
buttons hold things together,
they make use of holes in the fabric
with tiny threads as their only tethers
rather than simply giving up and letting go;
they're small, but they are also incredibly tough and
they might get scratched and chipped,
but that never stopped a button from holding on
and even with all of this, they still manage to be as cute as-
yes that's right- and perfect friends, too
because no matter what happens they'll never give up on you.
So I thought I'd let you know just how grateful I am
(and how greatful you really are), that I'm proud to be friends with
Car RideRaises volume.
It's still too quiet.
weight of the worldand suddenly--
it was like the world decided that
it didn't want to carry its burden any longer,
so it shifted the weight
into the hollows of my bones
and told me that
it was my problem now.
Someone Smokes.Sistine was supposed to be named after the Chapel, even though her parents aren’t religious. It sounds nice, her mother chirped after she was free from the membranes and amniotic fluid of the womb, still damp to the touch. Neither knew at the time that her mother had really gotten the name from a stripper she’d run into during a drunken night in her early twenties. The original Sistine wore Lucite heels and underneath her trench coat only had pasties stuck to her nipples.
This Sistine is not like the first. She wears flats when she’s out walking the sidewalk and is only willing to show an appropriate amount of cleavage w
Post-ItI like to write my words down on post-it notes
in barely legible print.
Writing the words so closely together
that you hardly know where one word ends and the other begins.
Making each small page seem like a giant secret
that should be stored away in drawers and at the bottom of my purse.
Do not read these messy notes,
for they hold too much of me.
It is 4:03 and I exist.
My nail polish is chipped away to white specks and borders and I don’t know why I do this. Paint them to peel them, create for the sake of destroying.
I destroy everything.
It’s an unconscious compulsion that I don’t notice until everything is in tatters - and still smaller I’ll make them. Break down until they only exist because matter cannot be destroyed, the bits are somewhere.
All things are somewhere.
Different LanguagesPoisoned waters can
Be the sweetest and most clear
And rain clouds pure white
just a littlei love you just a little, today.
the way your eyelashes rest against your cheeks as you sleep,
morning light soaking into your face and
highlighting your sun-kissed skin and soft angles.
the way you squeeze your eyes shut tight for a second
before you open them,
almost like you're trying to wish yourself back to sleep.
the way you smile, even if it's not at me,
even if it's at the little message on your cell phone
reminding me that you weren't even mine to begin with.
i love you just a little, today,
but it's more than i can ever hope from you.
behind the doorSchrödinger's tiger
has a lady's gentle mien
and dagger-sharp teeth.
A bottle, a piece of paper, some wordsThings that remind me of you:
The night sky.
The rumbling of thunder that follows lightning.
When my music, for some reason,
is on shuffle and I hear a song
that I used to listen to
two or three years ago.
Dark blue, grey and black.
Black, yellow and grey.
How my fingers get harder to move,
yet still I carry on typing,
and the muted excited happiness
that moves under the keys.
… … …
I think of you day to day
and how you crumble under my
hands in the strangest fashion –
not beautiful, but something like it.
I can watch the shards fall for
and every time I blink you’ll
Pictures of a LilyOnce upon a time there was a young girl named Lily who had freckles on her legs that formed starry constellations over milky skin and almond eyes which were always wide open whenever she found a pebble the shape of a petal or a bug with more legs that she could count. She and her parents lived by a cottage near the woods, along with many other people who had found home there as well.
Like all people in that special, secluded place, Lily had a shadow that talked back to her and took her photos all day, in a process so magical and otherworldly that it was shrouded in secrecy and only the shadows knew about. All Lily had to do was to carry an e
What's That Mean?
That means I keep an eye out for the best literature on dA (specifically prose). If you think you have a suggestion for me, read on!
What is =DailyLitDeviations?
DLD is a group dedicated to promoting the work of Literature artists on deviantArt.
By showcasing one featured DLD per day the Literature Gallery Moderators provide the community with a showcase of excellence in Literature. In contrast, we will be showcasing excellence with a series of literature pieces each day in a News Article to serve the community. We are a diverse group featuring 5 pieces of quality literature every day.
In such a large community many writers feel that their work goes unnoticed. The DLD is here to help change that!
How do I suggest a DLD?
Please see this page for the general guidelines and this page for other Admins you can suggest to. Please only suggest a piece to one Admin at a time to avoid any confusion.
Okay, but what if I have a suggestion for YOU, SilverInkblot?
Top right corner - send me a note! Here's the rundown:
Please send no more than two suggestions at a time. This makes it easier for me to keep up.
I can feature Prose or Poetry, though I try to focus more on Prose. We have lots of Poetry Admins who are very dedicated to their job and our Prose is sometimes lacking.
Please include a thumb and a description of why you think this piece deserves to be featured. It doesn't have to be a full critique - a few sentences will do nicely!
Yes, you can suggest yourself! If you deserve it, you deserve it! But please don't send me your entire gallery - remember I have to actually READ everything sent to me.
All the Admins have a certain style they enjoy. I myself like reading flash fic and prosetry, so I'm more likely to feature things with those qualities. However, I WILL read and consider anything sent to me. I do have to ask though, that they are standalone pieces - not chapters. I can't accept fanfiction either.
BG from ~monxcheri