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Daily Lit Deviations for May 7th, 2012

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

You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.</b>

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 pullingcandy.</b>

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

Poetry

Suggested by: SilverInkblot

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

The Ballad of MulanThe sound of weaving, woman's chore--
Mulan weaves on before the door.
But now the shuttle's noise is drowned
By Daughter Mulan's sighing sound.
"Who, my girl, is in your thought?
What memory has your mind caught?"
"No one is in Mulan's thought,
No memory has Mulan caught.
The night before, I saw the post
The Khan sent out to build his host.
In scrolls of twelve did they proclaim
The characters of Father's name.
But Father has no eldest son,
And Brother's not the eldest one.
So I shall buy a saddled horse
To take his place among the force."
Now to the East for valiant steed!
Now to the West for saddle's need!
Now to the South to take the reins!
Now to the North, the whip remains!
At dawn she bids her kin farewell,
At night she camps by Yellow swells.
No cries from family find her ears,
The Yellow River's flow is all she hears.
At dawn she leaves the Yellow waves,
At night those mounts of black she braves.
No cries from family find her ears,
The neigh of foreign horse is all she hears.

From the suggester:  “This was just all kinds

of fantastic. I can't imagine trying my hand at

translating something into another language,

nevermind keeping the meter stable and rhyming

all the way!”  I agree--the story of Mulan's journey

has never been more real to me than after reading this piece.

Suggested by: Kaz-D

Featured by: TwilightPoetess

From the suggester:  I love the ideas behind it,

that a whole piece evolves around teeth.</i> 

With the use of unique similes, vespera

makes readers ponder--and respect--their teeth.

Prose

Suggested by: saevusWinds

Featured by: SilverInkblot

:thumb288251829:

Blueblood: The Beginning by ClichedSerendipity

Suggester: "Written by a new deviant to the deviantart

community who is only 14 years of age, "Blueblood"

offers an interesting idea with dialogue and imagery

that tells you just enough to keep reading and that

leaves you wondering what will happen next."

Suggested by LadyofGaerdon

Featured by doodlerTM

MomDear Mom,
I still have nightmares of your bones in my hands.
You left me for the ocean with five gray pearls in my palm, heavy things that left my hands dirty with soot and pieces of you. I gave you away, gave you all to the water except what bits of you lay dead on my chest, heavier than what you left in my hand.
This weight has never gotten lighter.
I wish I could tell you your little girl has learned to breathe carrying the weight of a dead woman, of the lies she's told you, of a locket just bigger than your thumbnail –but, her heartstrings simply snapped under the strain. With the press of treacherous fingers against my stomach and down my throat, I killed her just beyond your reach, right on the other side of the wall. That night, I spilled her down the drain, with dinner and yellow bile. I bled her dry, wasted her away with my bones until those dusty bits of you around my neck were more alive than I was.  I stood at five foot five, seventy two, the space between my

From the suggester: "Beautiful and horrible,

all at once. AlloenDreams has such a way

of seeing the poetic in all things, and bringing it

to light for the rest of us." I agree wholeheartedly.

Foreign Language

Suggested by lombregrise

Featured by shebledgreenink

Reminiscence d'un Bleu d'Hiver by Stolvezen

The suggester said "Soft and melancholy, splendid!"

and I personally enjoy the matching of poetry to visualization.

For more information, including how to suggest a Deviation

to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitDeviations.

Thanks so much for supporting the lit community and this project!

~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~

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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Stolvezen May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I don't beleive it :faint:
Thank you very mutch :bow::rose::bow:
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ClichedSerendipity May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. O.O Wow, I... Thank-You!
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Kaz-D May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconlit-twitter:
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)
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