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Daily Lit Deviations for April 25th, 2012
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Featured by `Kneeling-Glory
What You Aspire ToYou want never to be confined to shelves.
You hope they will keep you in coat pockets,
in purses and mouths. You hope they will needle you
into their arms, their hips, their shoulder blades.
That they will scrawl you in paint on alley walls,
on the whitespace of billboards, on bathroom doors
and trashcans. That they will scribble you down
on napkins and the backs of coffee receipts,
and that they will leap up on banisters and balconies
and scream you out at passersby.
You hope they echo you forever.
You hope they speak you out loud,
loud like a siren or a child wailing, like a train car
divorcing its tracks under the earth,
What You Aspire To by ~GabrielGadfly
All those who write aspire to immortality in
some way. This poem, with vibrant imagery and a fulfilling
closing line, approaches the subject beautifully.
Suggested by: *sleyf
Featured by: =TwilightPoetess
pixie dustpeter pan and i
some sort of understanding.
he was hovering around
my bedroom window
when he saw me crying
and i said, i'm turning twelve tomorrow.
that's when he offered
his hand and a little pixie dust
his hair was wispy, his cheeks i guess
still held a little baby fat.
and i couldn't help but notice the small
tinge of regret, the sense of neglect
that no child should ever feel.
maybe his eyes held all the wisdom in the world
all the secrets of the fairies,
how to reel in the little boys
how to build a family
and the terrors of being alone.
and now i'
"12" by =HillsOfMyst
From the suggester: The connection with the innocent
unreal, and the real here is superb. This brief meeting
with a character, who for so many symbolizes carefree
childhood fantasy, is handled with the subtle more
down-to-earth undertones of realism in the
description of him as a character.
Suggested by: !Elsie-Black
Featured by: =LadyofGaerdon
Kitsune WeddingAnd skyscrapers fold so easily, after all;
I'll put one in my pocket, to be warm like a croissant,
tasted gently with the coffee sweet and bitter on our tongues
Under sunshowers I stay inside
I watch the trees sway giddy, drunk with glinting happenings,
and I trace your picture with a thumb, a picture in my copper heart,
a picture of your smile and threads of red within your beard
How we grew: you fit your ears now, a handsome man. I have
some grace, at least. When you tell me I'm not ugly
I believe it
Smile, then. Thunderstorms deserve to be lauded,
a peace to enfold you gently, when you arrive, and I will watch. You
are the fort
Kitsune Wedding by *Judah-Leonardo
Says the suggester: "This poem uses gorgeous imagery
to express the joy of a family member returning home,
and uses a staggering combination of powerful
metaphors and subtle phrasing."
Suggested by: =LadyofGaerdon
Featured by: =SilverInkblot
Christmas in Hell by ~TMCanada
Says the Suggester: "A whimsical,
fun, sweet little story."
Suggested by ~91816119
Featured by ~shebledgreenink
Candidate: Chapter One (part 1, edited) by =andrewpom
The suggester said: "A short extract but
a powerful piece captured with intricate language
that promises for an exciting read."
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Prepared by: `Kneeling-Glory