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This blood is mongrel
blood.  In muddled tongue
we sing of blood
clear
like water.

It is we who will drown
in this thick water.
Old Ways
ha...

This is a Dinggedicht, written for ProjectDFC's February Form Fiesta.  I'm surprisingly self-conscious about this one, but I don't know one way or another whether I really need to be.  I guess you all can decide. 

Thanks for reading!
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So he tore his roots back
from hell’s old circles
and set his branches
alight from within
heaven’s gates, and his leaves
burned autumnal
for a time.

The angels and fallen
let out their sighs,
and two young lovers
carved their letters
into an old maple.

He did not feel
the words cutting,
or the love
therein.
Anaesthete
This is my entry to a contest I found by the group Written-Madness, whose prompt is the quote “No tree, it is said, can grow to Heaven unless its roots reach down to Hell,” and which only has three entries including this one.  I wasn't actually sure that I would enter until I was done writing the poem, since everything I've been writing these past few days has been almost compellingly bad, but this turned out decently well I think.  Better than the stuff I'm not showing anybody, in any case.

If you're interested in joining this contest, there's still about a week left and the journal is here: January 1000 point contest prompt!Happy New Year to us all!
After some delay, it is time to introduce January’s 1000 point contest writing prompt!
As before, this contest will award a winner 1000 DA points.
Runners up may receive either points or badges.
So without further hesitation, there is our prompt.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to Heaven unless its roots reach down to Hell.”
If this prompt looks familiar it is because this quote can be found on our main page; its a quote from Carl Gustav Jung, a famous psycho-analyst who combined psychology with an occult practice known as “Alchemy”.
As for the prompt, consider the following:
-The Duality of things, the benefits and downsides of having a mental illness.
-Light and Dark, and the energies between them
-Taking the bad with the good.
-The Unity or Disunity of opposites
As before, this prompt can be interpreted in many different ways, this time around I am looking for creativity and ingenuity when interpreting the prompt.
You may submit
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After all, I’m just a drifter
and nowhere can be home too long –
no soul can I claim but this here
song, this here yearning for a road.

But who knows how long I can walk?
After all, I’m just a drifter.
Love for a while, but never stay,
and why I leave I can’t quite say.

Fear to commit, or too much drive –
I never could tell them apart.
After all, I’m just a drifter;
those fancy words were never mine.

Sometimes I think about asking
the road what he thinks of it all
but talking only tires me out;
after all, I’m just a drifter.
One for the Road
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but my old staccato
heart still bruises
itself against my ribs,
and I can feel

the aftershocks
of your rhythm
at night, or
your whim.  

And no pointedly unspoken
proclamations could silence
my un-
even gasping
for (something)
more /
something
less
than another kiss

goodnight.
Of Nights and Mornings After
I've vaguely and informally decided to use January as a time to do some minor experimenting with things in free verse before it's back to two more form challenges in February (as if I can handle that).  So although I'm obviously trying to come up with decent subject matter/content, I'm trying to concern myself a bit more with delivery as well.  Here, the main new thing is that I took a (very) brief excursion into formatting hell to bring you the last stanza there.  To be honest, I'm pretty unsure about it, so if you have any thoughts one way or another about that part, or anything else in the poem, I'd love to hear them.   Thanks for reading!
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Thanks so much to TheMaidenInBlack for my first ever Daily Deviation on Eventide!  Wow! 

What is/are your favourite representation(s) of a minority in fiction? Why? 

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1 deviant said It doesn't necessarily have to be the "best" in terms of any specific metric; just a fictional portrayal that you really liked for whatever reason..
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1 deviant said This kind of thing has interested me for as long as I can remember, so I'm curious as to other people's thoughts on this kind of thing.

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classic-poet Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Hello there! We're delighted that you're now a member of MacroPoetry! :happybounce:

As part of your welcome tour, here's a link to the group's basic rules. Slow Next, we have the poetry folder if you would like to submit some poetry. :eager: by darkmoon3636
That brings the welcome tour to an end Sad dummybut I hope you're having a lovely day! Love
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waywardgal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Heart You are so amazing for taking the time out to favorite some of my works! I hope you will consider watching  Glomp!
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serialzero Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving my Stephen Gammell fan art!  ^w^
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HuntingForHappiness Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!  You really seemed to capture the spirit of those pictures, so it was surprising to see such an accurate tribute!
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serialzero Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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autumnicity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch - I really appreciate your support! :heart:
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HuntingForHappiness Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016   Writer

Hello and welcome to CRLiterature!

 

:hug: We're glad you've joined as it's the hub for the Literature community on DA!

 

CRLiterature's journal is filled with literature community news and features from all types of deviants (including the Literature Community Volunteers)! If you're looking for real-time chatting you can stop by our chatroom and see if anyone is around. #CRLiterature is the chatroom link, but be sure to read the CRLiterature Chatroom Guidelines first!

 

If you're looking to submit to the group's gallery, please keep in mind that we ONLY accept News Article submissions. Submisison rules can be found here. There are tons of other groups that accept your deviations, but if you really need help with that our admins can point you to a few of the bigger groups to get you started. :D

 

If you need any help feel free to let me know, or send a note to CRLiterature and someone will help you to the best of their abilities!

 

 

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sea-ebony Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Student Writer
many thanks for the watch
i hope you're doing well and having a happy 2016~
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HuntingForHappiness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!  And I hope you're having a great 2016 too!
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