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Daily Lit Deviations for March 5th , 2012

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

You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

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

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

of your pieces featured by DLD please note damina.

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

Poetry

Featured by: LadyofGaerdon

MapsRed and blue and green and black veins stretch
across pages, spider-webbing out across expanses,
across golden fields, green pastures,
and evergreen blanketed hillsides
that reach towards mountain tops.
The cardinal nor the rose can claim us.
We are more free than these boundaries insist upon,
free to break through their dashed lines;
it's all just an illusion, like so much else
between destinations and dreams.
We speak of wants and desires so freely
until we submit to being folded into creases,
never neatly, and always with a struggle
to open up and expand beyond outstretched arms.
Our seams will never touch like this, never flourish
into roots of family trees in gardens of our choosing.
I wish the wind would whisk us away on clear currents,
and toss us to fate and chance; hardships be damned!
Why do we never take our chances one step further,
testing the strength of our confines?
--
1/27/2012
Copyright © 2012 Jen Fowler
All Rights Reserved

Using the title as a not-quite metaphor,

the author expertly shows us both the

exhilarating and constraining aspects of maps, distance, dreams.

Featured by: LadyofGaerdon

Like a withered lullaby, this poem

speaks of childhood wonder lost,

but still glimpsed, just out of reach.

Prose

Featured by: doodlerTM

GoldenThe wooden creak and bump of wheels on cobblestone slowed.  Benjamin slid open the curtains on the carriage window and sighed.  The country house they had pulled up to was completely dark – it had the look of an abandoned building.
Elizabeth had forgotten.  Again.
He shouldn't be surprised.  None of his friends would be.  They all heckled him mercilessly about his parent's choice for his bride.  She was unconventional, absentminded, and completely uninterested in royal affairs.  But despite her many flaws, he had found himself caring for the woman.
Which, of course, led his friends to tease him all the more.
He pushed himself off the seat with another sigh and stepped out, nodding slightly to the carriage boy who held the door open for him.  Raising his voice, he called out into the crisp night air.  
"Elizabeth!  Hello!  Is anyone home?"
A ghostly face appeared in the att

Usually I don't like romance stories,

but this one is told in crisp dialogue and

includes a flowing plot with a surprisingly sweet ending.

Featured by: shebledgreenink

Did You Bring It? by ElfFriend1

In a delightful twist on the plot twist

technique, this piece ends... well, let's just

say it's more delightful than you'd expect.

Suggested by: lonely-bird

Featured by: SilverInkblot

it's a quick drive to where we live.I know you don't believe in beautiful things. In fact, I know you don't believe in much of anything. I swear that's okay, because what I'm asking of you isn't meant to be built on blind faith – it isn't meant to be a split second decision. I'll give you the time you need.
Everything is brighter from the passenger seat of your old four door sedan with the black paint chipping off the front bumper, rust eating through the edges and corners of the doors. I've never seen so many shades and tints of green as I have curving around the sides of these country roads with you – too fast, too slow, too here then gone. When you drive fast enough, the entire world disappears. It took us a weekend and all of Wisconsin, and you still won't tell me where we're going. It's okay though. You could be my home.
Lake Superior always comes in cold. The water laps at your ankles, freezing your skin, sending a quick chill through your bones. It reminds me of you with your too cold fingertips against

From the Suggester: "I think it is a beautiful,

understated piece of writing, very lyrical and

peaceful, with a devastating undertone to it."

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Prepared by: SilverInkblot

Daily Literature Deviations is a group that is dedicated to bringing literature to the forefront of the deviantART community. We attempt to accomplish this by daily featuring Literature artists from around the community that deserve the recognition, but are not getting it.

Each day we will feature 5 deviations from the Literature categories in a News Article. In order to support the artists that we feature, we ask that you :+fav: the news article as well as check out the individual pieces. We understand that each day you may not be able to check out each and every one of the pieces. We just ask that you make an attempt to help support the growing Literature community and these artists.
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MaxPoe Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
this is so great. is there a possibility to join?
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IWasOnceLikeYou Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
:clap: excellent, once again.
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Avallynh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so, so much for the feature, =LadyofGaerdon. much obliged.
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asquick Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Really lovely surprise this morning - thank you so much!!
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much for the honor! :heart:
I'm delighted to have my poem recognized along with these other fantastic works.
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