Daily Lit Deviations for February 12th, 2011
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The Glass BeesWatching kids going down the long slide
to happiness on the spines of literary classics,
fortified with university degrees
and an eye for semantics;
I think of a beehive populated with glass bees,
buzzing endlessly in pollen thoughts
of a priori logic and feminist criticisms.
This hive is transparent, a reflection of nature in glass;
Better for the machine, and more efficient too.
But transparency is a complaint
Saved for children who can't hide their class.
Instead with these kids; he's reading Salinger
And she's reading Woolf;
And they're pushing prams off the backs of broken bank-cheques.
The bees never tire of their toil
The Glass Bees by ~AstuteEyes
Warning: reading this poem could infuse the reader
with a sense of utter disenchantment with the so-called
"deep thinkers" of the modern world. Life feels entirely
more banal after perusing AstuteEyes' take on the state of
things. This is captivating with its sizeable dose of
Featured by =bowie-loon123
Myocardial Infarction +I like to press my fingertips together
I like to
I can feel my bones through my skin, and the violet-blue translucency
Of my veins running within
I like to take the stethoscope and listen to someone else's heart
Because it makes me feel like I'm
A part of something
Into their selves their soul my call
I like it when someone else places their hands over my chest and feels it expand as I breathe in
And breathe out
Because that, without a doubt, proves that I am alive
Or that at least my body continues to survive
Collar sternum ribs encasing
Myocardial Infarction by *maidenofwar
A very effective picture is painted in this piece. The
reader will be left with a lingering feeling of vulnerability
and breathlessness thanks to hard-hitting metaphors. Everyone
knows how it feels to want to live and *maidenofwar
identifies this powerfully.
Suggested by ~shebledgreenink
Featured by ~the-photographicpoet
Dressed Up in Her Mary Janes Here's to living like movie scenes,
the lights not unlike movie screens. Confident with the coughs in my lungs
and the laughs are all hung like tinsel scintillating
off the over-the-top black frame glasses of the cashier-
And until then I never watched a watchtower burn but somehow learned that fire really does work.
And the inconstant constellations of fluorescent bulbs, floor providing the improvising shadow dances
off the walls. Off the walls, they called us, balled us into fists, fistulating and complicating the veins and patterns on our wrists.
The ice I slipped on,
and these lips unkissed on, are only reasons t
Dressed Up In Her Mary Janes by ~TheDeathofAramis
~TheDeathofAramis has developed a lyrical, abstract
style that seems just about impossible to imitate, displayed
beautifully in this piece.
Featured by: *SadisticIceCream
Hawking RadiationAs he walks into the church, Thomas leaves the main lights off. He should start setting up for the Wednesday service—he's preaching about perseverance, mostly to inspire himself—but he just can't care. The only light comes through the small stained glass windows on the west side of the building. Everything is shadow and mystery, age and polished wood. Even in this cherished place, it's so easy to lose himself in the darkness, so easy to focus on his problems instead of his faith.
Cloth rustles. He isn't alone. Thomas looks toward the front of the church. She... she can't be here. This isn't real. Quietly, he walks down the center
"Hawking Radiation" by *SkysongMA
*SkysongMA presents a story about how religion and
science, embodied in two former lovers, clash -- and then come
to mingle once again. The author's quietly graceful writing style
will draw you in, and her fascinating take on the two battling
fields will keep you reading to the end.
Featured by `GrimFace242
A Shattered Dream by ~Magic-fan
Not your typical love story; but that doesn't take the impact away.
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