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:bulletblue: cursive lines Featured 7/3/2013!
:bulletblue: balloons and fairy wings Featured 6/2/2013!
:bulletblue: Untitled Featured 1/28/2013!

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My Favorite Quotes

"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sound; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why."
- Percy Shelley


"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which gives value to survival."
- C.S. Lewis


"...if eyes were made for seeing,
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being..."
- Emerson


"...then the windows failed - and then
I could not see to see -"
- Emily Dickinson


"...I said farewell to a childhood, a world, a secure and sun-warmed existence and past that was over and done with and gone away for all time."
- Howard Fast, April Morning


"Love looks not with the eye, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
- William Shakespeare


"My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane."
- Robert Frost


"There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect; No. 2 admits you to his admiration; No. 3 carries you clear into his heart."
- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

Would anyone like it if I posted pieces of poetry in Japanese? :ashamed: 

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MistressofQuills
Rachel
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
I am a writer: I give life to emotion, voice and vitality to ink and paper, and paint images that even the blind can see, all the while keeping company with characters that only I will understand and befriend. I am an artist in every sense of the word, taking everything creation has to offer and creating something new and unique with it – something all people can appreciate, something that can touch every heart. I write so that people can appreciate the beauty of story and rhythm.

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Interests

Hey So I'm Going to Japan... IN TWO DAYS!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 7, 2015, 11:48 PM
Yeah so that's happening xDD haha 

Sorry this is such a tiny update... I don't have time to write more, but I thought you all should know that I'll be uploading some new poetry soon, and that I'll be out of the country for a couple of months! Yeah, expect some writing after that hahaha

Anyways, I miss you all!!!!!! Love you!!!!!!!!!

  • Listening to: Clash of Kings on audiobook while I pack xD

Journal History

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the sounds of storms
cause forms
to wander freely in my head

but the wild of your storms
cause those forms
to dance freely instead

my heart aches, love
when the sounds of your storms
die to the dull red of dawn
and our night is left alone
bereft of the forms
flitting in my head

for then those storms
and the soundless forms
are still, silent and dead

so on those restless morns
we chase new storms
and forge love instead
we used to dance, you and I:
you with your piano fingers
and dice knuckles,
me with my stutter
and veins like spidery tattoos

I used to shudder when you sang;
it always sounded as though
the music caught at your throat
the same way a sob did:
bursting past the hitch
with just as much force,
all the tremulous emotion,
but none of the tears

I used to ask you,
do bilinguals dream
in only one language?

and you would smile,
all eye crinkles and baby dimples,
and say, sometimes dreams
aren’t structured by language,
so no – sometimes we dream in three.

and I would frown,
trying to remember my dreams.

you used to complain
that your eyes were boring
compared to mine of cobalt or navy
or ice or storm or sea,
depending on what the sun
decided to reflect off of that day;
but I always smiled and protested –
with that raven hair and olive skin,
your eyes were glittering obsidian
in the evening glow of distant city lights
or milk-chocolate on a cloudy day
or luminous coffee at high noon
or (my favourite) sometimes even amber
in the low-angled light just before sunset.

Right now I’m trying to remember
if you’ve ever actually played the piano –
if, in fact, your fingers have played
anything other than me;
I’m wondering how I missed the fact
that one of your knuckles
is more like a marble than a die;
I notice the times your voice cracks, now
and it makes me flinch;
I don’t ask you to translate anymore,
even though you still tell me your dreams

now when we dance,
our steps are less like harmonies
and more like dissonant chords:
notes that try so hard to work together,
but don’t quite succeed
and just manage to fail

but
I still look for the amber in your eyes
I still like weaving my knuckles with yours
I can still laugh when you attempt to sing

and
maybe your baby dimples won’t disappear;
maybe you’ll forget your eyes aren’t blue;
maybe I’ll learn to dream in three languages;

and maybe we can learn to play the piano
together
stutter and waltz
Sooooooo I'm kinda really proud of this one lol I worked really hard on it and I'm really happy with how it turned out ^_^ I submitted it as an assignment for my poetry class last quarter and although it's free verse, the form is Retrospective-Prospective. I won't explain beyond that because if you don't already know what that is, I'd prefer to get feedback on your unbiased and raw reactions:aww:

So what worked for you and what didn't? what did you like? what didn't you like? why? does anything seem forced? does the description flow together? were you confused by anything? anything you would change? did you see any mistakes (typos)? what is your impression of the speaker? of the person being addressed? what gender did you assume each of them was? what do you think about their relationship? is there anything more you can conjecture based on the information in the poem (about the people or their relationship)? how did this poem touch you? what impression did it leave on you? what did it make you remember/think about?

Obviously you don't have to answer all those questions haha but I'd really appreciate a little reaction from my readers(: thank you!! you guys are the best!!
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shadows never seemed sick to me
until I saw what yours did to you and your wings;

I remember when they would flee in shame
to see the smooth ebony, fluid as ink

that flitted in rhythm with the shining cobalt ribbons
shimmering to your wingtips –

I loved you then, in a time you’ve forgotten: when
the sun would hum to us in notes of lemon light

while the rivers gurgled their baby tunes
and I tried to learn how to whistle;

those were the days when your song
still made the trees sway with giggles

and other birds would sing the harmonies
while you crooned melodies in a voice

that danced the line between warbling falsetto
and the steady strength of speech;

but then the sun grew up
and had to let the moon share her sky –

shadows swarmed to fill the nighttime darkness
and captured us, bodies and souls, while we slept;

I still weep to remember the night you were taken,
trying to reach out for the fading splashes of sunset

as the shadows grasped and clawed for your wings,
eager to swallow you in their murky darkness;

now the sable cloak you wear
seems only to be their dull dye of soot,

so flat that I wonder if I dreamt the olden shine,
imagined the song of the color you once wore;

the shadows even broke your voice, and now
all that’s left is the squawk of a soulless creature –

the trees and I flinch at your hoarse croak,
dreading the next time it will crack the air,

snapping and tingling unpleasantly
like static electricity shivering across my fingertips;

I no longer look for you in the skies
with a warm greeting trembling on my lips,

for now, you and your dark companions
remind me only of shattered memories,

the shards dangling and tinkling from your beak,
a new promise of enmity glinting in your eyes
Raven
OMG IT'S BEEN SO LONG YES IT'S REALLY ME YES I'M ALIVE AND YES I'M ACTUALLY POSTING SOMETHING NEW!!!

Hellooooooooo everyone(: Ok yeah so I wrote this poem as an assignment for my poetry class last quarter and I think it turned out pretty well, but there's still a lot of work I plan to do with it, so comments and critiques ARE HUGELY APPRECIATED:please: It's free verse but it's an Emblem poem, which means the form is in the content. I won't bother explaining more than that because if you knew the details, you'd look for the seams and I want feedback on the piece as a whole! So yeah I hope you like it:aww: Another new poem coming soon!!
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Thanks for the watch, dear!
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Thanks so much for the llama, please have one in return :)
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Thank you so much for the favorite! ♥
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Thanks a lot for faving reyed33.deviantart.com/art/Nev… :thanks:
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Thanks for the fave on Eaten by a Dream!
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Thanks for the watch~ ^-^ I read some of your poems and they are very good!
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