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Daily Lit Deviations for December 2nd, 2012
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Fumes by KaitForest
Good concrete poetry uses an image to reinforce
the content of the poem. KaitForest has done an
excellent job of crafting a sensual, tender love poem
around the image of a candle flame in Fumes.
Featured by thetaoofchaos
Rebound or TurnaroundFour months ago you worked across the room from me
six hours a day
five days a week
and I thought, "I'd like a man like that."
Except I already had one nothing like you,
and integrity trumps all.
Two weeks ago
it all changed.
Suddenly I was by myself in the bigger picture,
and with you in the smaller one--
across a table for yet another friendly lunch,
another forty minutes of secretly feeling sixteen.
I watched your shy eyes smile in that different way
and wondered if it was moving fast
or just moving closer to home.
and real laughter combine
to make unfamiliar deja vu.
I remember this,
or at least remember what I wanted once
before I traded it for what I thought I needed.
You think I'll be sick of you soon.
"Anytime now," you laugh as you kiss my forehead
and I close my eyes so my sense of touch
overtakes everything else.
You don't want what everyone wants,
the quick satisfaction of lust dressed as
You don't want the lust at all, and
that scares me.
Rebound or Turnaround by euphoria
The easy, almost conversational facade of
these verses draped over the heavy muse of fear
feels like a metaphor for life itself.
Featured by xlntwtch
MellificaThere's something weird about this wasp.
It's duller, fuzzier than all the others he's seen, and warmer too, somehow—something about it just seems nicely warm. Like wax from a candle just snuffed out. Soft, creamy.
The bug's wriggling around non-stop in the Pohutakawa blossom, really getting into the thing, the dusty red tendrils shaking all over the place: like it’s looking for something in there. He's never seen any wasp so keen on a flower before.
This bore further investigation. Reaching inside his jacket, the boy fumbles at the inner pocket's embroidered mouth, until his fingernails scrape glass. The little field snack jar slips out with a pop. Eyes held fast on the strange bug, he unscrews the tin lid.
The fuzzy wasp crawls up the wall of its little glass cell.
Odd little thing. What sort of bug was it, exactly? Doubtless his parents wouldn't be much help here, even if they did have time to listen. Grandpop mig
Mellifera by pseudometry
A fascinating, near-poetic vignette.
Not much can be written here without ruining
what's revealed to readers.
Featured by doodlerTM
Poker in Purgatory I once sat around a table in Purgatory with three of the world's most wonderful artists. We played a game of poker, sipping the finest wine and discussing the means by which we had died.
Van Gogh spoke solemnly, and with an aire of apathy. I suppose that apathy was appropriate, being that his life had been ended by his own hand. As he folded his hand, he spoke of fits of brilliant madness, unbearable to any human, which both fueled his art and forced the gun to his head. I asked, after a time, if he knew how lovely the world had found his work since he'd died and he said that he did not. "It's amazing how often that happens to an artist," he went on. "Perhaps, then, suicide was for the best." He puzzled, though, over why it was that his death suddenly made his passion into something beautiful and note-worthy. "It's a goddamned shame, sir," he mumbled into his cards, "the way society will torture a man.
It was disease that took Dali, I found. An awful fit of pneumonia
Poker in Purgatory by Weird-and-proud-LOL
Ever wondered what it might be like to play
poker with Van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Salvador Dali?
Me neither, but this story by Weird-and-proud-LOL
gives a glimpse of what it could be like.
featured by lombregrise
Les vertiges sylvains - Chant d'Automne by Stolvezen
A beautiful visual poetry about
autumn and the rainy days. Image by
the poetess herself.
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