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Daily Lit Deviations for February 17th , 2012

We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!

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Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!

:pointr: For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one

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We will include you and your piece in a special recognition news article. :pointl:


Featured by: spoems

caminoi am full of war song sadness.
gathered to you in disguise i
am past you, i who lived beyond
the path, beside your route, your
a roar on the moors,dwarfs my lonely
i am casting
myself upon the edges of those
lanes you touch
weary lover
i am a broken tourist low
with dissent, i can
travel no longer with only my
bones and conscience, even
if i am dismissed by you,
i would cross the hardened steppe,
to come upon the highest land
and trawl the eastern shore
for the sound of you in a moment
yes, how is it that you have thrown
yourself so far away from me,
what was it that compelled
you to become there,
even now
in the nightstillness i am
soaked up with longing,
perhaps i should not keep
my slow wander, perhaps i have
gone too far now, perhaps
i am forgotten in all too
dull a litany from one of your
thousands of ways through.
i extend my roots to you, across
however many shifting lines
it takes, i am spread so far i
bend like fire entangled in the bleak
wind, if you would only s

A poem of windy highways, both those taken

and eschewed, and how one can be defined

by the choices borne by the open mouths of roads.

Suggested by: TheLunaLily

Featured by: LadyofGaerdon

Says the suggester: "The author had complete

control of this poem, and made the words flow and

snap back in the the most wonderful way that commanded

the attention of the reader."


Suggested by: Rieal-Dragonsbane

Featured by: SilverInkblot


"Dust Devil" by TheTerrorOfTheDeep

Consider this twisted romance our late

Valentine's gift to you. The relationship between

the characters is oddly sweet in a disturbing way

Featured by: doodlerTM

ars est mortem1.
The artist left his work unfinished and went to bed. He was soon asleep, and while asleep he died and went to hell. Contemplating the dark aesthetics of the river Styx, the artist boarded Charon's boat and crossed over into hell actual.
Brushing aside drifting ghosts, the artist trod the wide, smoothly paved road to Hades' palace. There were no guards at the door, and the artist entered immediately, attempting bravado.
Good evening, the doorman greeted him politely.
Good evening.
Hades is waiting for you.
The  artist began to feel nervous. He had never been on friendly terms with Hades. He followed tremulously as the doorman guided him up three flights of black marble stairs. The walls were hung with paintings, mostly depicting the Olympians in chains. Mediocre, the artist decided.
He is in this room. The doorman left.
The artist vacillated on the doorstep, pretending to examine a statue of Cerberus. Low grade, he thought. The statue snarled. Th

I can't believe that this piece hasn't already

been featured. The author of this bit of fiction

manages to weave in mythology to create a

beautiful story with a surprise ending.

Featured by: SilverInkblot

Short? Yes. Simple? Yes. But like all the

best parables, it leaves an impression.

Which one of these writers are you?

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to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitDeviations.

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~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~

Prepared by: SilverInkblot

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fairlyflawed Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love these things; thank you for sharing them. :love:
EAT-MY-PAINTINGS Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I can't seem to find the ones from before now, when ever I search for them, it goes back to like October 2011 but not recent ones. Do you have a list somewhere where I can see all the ones from this month?
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
[link] <--look for "Journal history" on the bottom right of the screen.
EAT-MY-PAINTINGS Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, sorry I missed that ^^;
Thank you :D
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
You're welcome :)
Lunulae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much for the feature!

I'm a little curious, though (and I know I must sound absolutely bizarre--but I'm definitely not complaining :D) about getting featured so soon after my first DLD two weeks ago, despite the two month 'waiting-period.'

Thanks again! :heart:
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Yeah, that was an oversight. Your piece should have been put in a folder to be saved for 2 more weeks. Our rule is that you can only be featured once every 30 days. But we are human. Le sigh. :)

You're welcome!
Lunulae Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
I'm very glad you're human :p
spoems Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012   Writer
It's only a one month waiting period. And it was probably just an oversight. It's usually a sign that an artist is popular with suggesters and admins, ;)
Lunulae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Writer
:B Thanks for the clarification. I was wondering because I once made three suggestions in a row that were by someone who had gotten a DLD in the last couple of months, which was like: :frustrated:
spoems Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Writer
we publish the previous DLD features in the group dev ID's scraps. you can always find a link to the current and past month's DLDs on the main page, if you want to check them before making a suggestion. thanks for supporting :icondailylitdeviations:
Lunulae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Writer
:D I know, it was just extraordinary bad luck, where one person got featured the very day I suggested them (before the article came out, of course), and then another had pulled down their piece...
Birdkiller Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Holy cow! Thank you!
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Moo! (Holy cow for "You are welcome!")
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