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My Daily Lit Deviations!

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


Listen to me read my poetry!

:bulletblack:watching you and your ice-laden movements... read it here or listen to it here!
:bulletblack:cursive lines read it here or listen to it here!
:bulletblack:body art: read it here or listen to it here!
:bulletblack:i can see: read it here or listen to it here!
:bulletblack:balloons and fairy wings: read it here or listen to it here!
:bulletblack:Untitled: read it here or listen to it here!


Commissions - Open by SweetDuke

I will re-open commissions in the fall!


Commission progress stars!:dance:
:star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: - Not started
:star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: - Note-taking/outlining finished
:star::star::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty: - Begun writing
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: - At least half-way through writing
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: - Finishing-up writing/Begun editing
:star::star::star::star::star: - Finished! :D

:bulletblue: 5-part Harry PotterXLuna Lovegood Fan-fiction commission by H-A-Cooke
:bulletgreen: Part 1: :star::star::star::star::star:
:bulletgreen: Part 2: :star::star::star::star::star:
:bulletgreen: Part 3: :star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty:
:bulletgreen: Part 4: :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
:bulletgreen: Part 5: :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:

Please note: it will take me a while to do your commission, so don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you....I just take a while!:shakefist:

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

What's your favourite stage of writing/creating your kind of art? 

3 deviants said Getting inspired!
2 deviants said Figuring out how to turn that inspiration into something real (i.e. the planning)
2 deviants said Putting the final touches
2 deviants said Getting critique on the artwork after it's done
No deviants said Writing the rough draft/ making your first attempt at the art
No deviants said Editing
No deviants said Uploading/posting/turning in the artwork somewhere
No deviants said Coming back to the artwork after some time and making more edits



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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I Might Be Thinking About Changing My Username...

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 12, 2014, 5:36 PM
yeah. Any opinions? xD

  • Listening to: an audiobook
  • Eating: Skittles
  • Drinking: Coke

Journal History


sometimes I wonder what it is
beneath my ribs
that beats and flutters so
and rises with the words
of a crooning song,
         the lyrics a cry for freedom,
         the notes a bid for flight

it feels as though it wants to burst,
as if
        (if it swells any more)
I will rise on its current
floating away in the wind,
the freest bird in the sky

but the cold of the world
drags me down;
the beat within the white cage
labors on,
         the fluttery throb of hope
         all but lost

for though I reach out,
my fingers grazing the rough edges
of my unfulfilled dreams,
they tease my fumbling grasp
and withdraw out of reach

I wish to sing,
to let my voice be carried
to the ends of the world
as my inky fingers
dip again into the feathery depths
of my inspiration's well,
my fingerprints everywhere
touching everything
with the words of whispered rhymes
and heart-rending tales

who hasn’t wished
for the beautiful dreams
that haunt our golden sleep
to come true at last?
but ah, few receive that reward
and the chance to dream on

I wish that the beauty
of cursive lines would take me higher
as the sun in my heart burns on,
(longing for what?)
its own song is a complicated string
of arpeggios and dissonant chords
begging for my attention
as my mind wanders,
following the flapping wings
of my fleeing fantasies

and yet, no crystalline cry can make
my aching heart and hollow soul
translate themselves into the weeping voices
and dancing fingers
of my wandering dreams,
yet still I wail and s t r e t c h out my hand
toward something that seems
to move slowly away
an enigma of the flowing river
its caresses cold and gentle
against my bloodless body

so yes, I wait
as the condensation
of all that I wish to be
falls on the ground of
who I am.

please, fly me away
on wings of old,
up to sleep
among the stars so cold –

on wings of white
and dreams that soar,
show me the sights
and what flying is for
cursive lines
EDIT 12/17/14: just made a few edits since I'll be submitting this poem as one of five pieces of poetry in my application for the Creative Writing major at my university:D (Big Grin) I'd appreciate any new thoughts you have on this piece!

Featured by DLD by IrrevocableFate
Featured as a DLD by the lovely LadyofGaerdon here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.… Thank you so much!:heart:

EDIT 8/14 Hear me read it here!:heart:
that moment when a phrase lights me on fire,
you’re there to take notes

we are strange, unnatural and mismatched –
in a “cute” way, my friends like to say

they don’t see the parallels that tie us together
with steel ribbons, interlocked bows tied in intricate knots

we have matching wrists and synched heartbeats,
not to mention a common rhythm that drives our words
in that complicated beat only we can unravel.

my body is void of expression; but still, we can fly,
carried by the strains of music constantly escaping my lips
while you complete the harmonies just by listening
and watching me try to be beautiful in my trembling alto

in those moments
the rest doesn’t matter
because we’ve already scratched our names into cement,

along with the word
we scratched our names into cement
EDIT 12/17/14: just made a few edits since I'll be submitting this poem as one of five pieces of poetry in my application for the Creative Writing major at my university:D (Big Grin) I'd appreciate any new thoughts you have on this piece!

11/12/14  I'm back:) long will it last? I don't know. *sigh* This semester is by far the hardest, busiest, most stressful and traumatic ones I've ever had - and that's taking into account my shitty high school years. I'm struggling to just keep from drowning. So yeah, sorry I've been so absent, but I'm also sorry because I can't promise anything better for a while... And that's all the energy I have to apologize:P

Oh yeah, the poem - not based on fact. haha.
I wish emotions
could be tied to words
the way they're tied
to memories:
like the way strings
are tied to balloons
or the way wings
are tied to fairies’ backs –
with a bow and a knot
so the words
are never forgotten
and the emotions
that swayed the heart
and captured the soul
at the time of their birth
are never lost to the snatching,
jealous fist of time

you see, it’s quite a journey
being born as a writer’s words:
you open your eyes
to a world of vivid color
and (sometimes)
crippling emotion
feeling the sharpness of reality
hearing the noise
of a deaf world weeping
tasting the tang
of an infant breathing old air
and noticing the scent
of a cruel, unsympathetic universe

an infant word
is like an infant star:
when you grow
(and become loved
by your Creator)
you mature to shine
with your own beauty –
a brilliance
to which very few things
can ever compare

yet you are distant
and your light so very cold…

but I love you
(and the stars)
balloons and fairy wings
memories are like wind and fairy can fly, but sometimes you drift into the wind and rain of a storm, sometimes the light and warmth of the sun

EDIT 12/17/14: just made a few edits since I'll be submitting this poem as one of five pieces of poetry in an application for the Creative Writing major at my university:D I'd appreciate any new thoughts on this (rather old, now) piece!

Featured by DLD by IrrevocableFate
Thank you so much to LadyofGaerdon for featuring this piece as a DLD here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.…! :love:

EDIT 8/16: Recently featured here!:heart:

EDIT 7/20: Hear me read it here!
empty thoughts
empty mind
empty me


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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the watch!! :iconglomplz: :heart:
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LordSaintFire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Happy Birthday. :D
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Yoru-Vampire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!! :D
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Aruetsuto Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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neonsquiggle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch, dear!
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the llama, please have one in return :)
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much for the favorite! ♥
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ReyeD33 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for faving… :thanks:
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enigmaticsmile Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave on Eaten by a Dream!
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renkaz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch~ ^-^ I read some of your poems and they are very good!
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