Cat JournalDay 983 of my captivity
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am. Imbeciles! There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn
In PiecesThey sent him home in pieces -
heart in a box;
bladder and spleen disinfected,
wrapped up like a birthday.
His legs followed suit,
each one mended
and folded like an accordion -
toes tightly shut,
and knees zipped.
Next came his arms,
two delinquent acrobats -
first the right one
tightly sleeved and fitted,
waving like the last night
of the circus;
then the left -
its listless shrug
shriveled under the tissue paper.
His torso followed discreetly
as if wondering
where everybody went
and who would still be up
at this hour.
His head came last -
crated like apples at Christmas;
his eyebrows permanently surprised
upon his forehead
and his tongue
a final, flat declaration
Delicious PoetryI hope all of you enjoy reading these selections. They are from the winners of the Colors Contest. Spend some time wandering through them - you will find it rewarding!
other shades by nicolemoniquepostcards by nicolemoniquecigarette by nicolemoniqueno one's in control, really by nicolemoniqueGypsy Magic by nicolemonique
Supernova by bonfirelightsSnow by bonfirelights'H' is for Hopelessly by bonfirelightsCoffee Stains by bonfirelightsPetals by bonfirelights
Court Martial of Grey by DreamydebHiding from a Salesman by DreamydebA Matter of Time by DreamydebAs for you, SR by DreamydebCytokinesis by Dreamydeb
A Cavalcade of Gold by timeraiderThe Many Roads Between by timeraider:thumb323607381::thumb323396164:None Came to See by timeraider
Chartreuse by RainevyreSummer Cottage by RainevyreA Song for Mothers and Birds by RainevyreOh My Healer Ocean by RainevyreTo --- by Rainevyre
Childe PoetHe ran with scissors,
chalked the room
bright blue for spite -
all to make a name.
With haste he stepped
on sidewalk cracks
and slept with lions,
snug and tight
as winter evenings
lost in dream-wood.
He pulled rabbits out of hats
and talked the thin air
into changing colors -
the snake tail of evening
churning on the lake.
And dragons bowed down low
and claimed his heart
a luscious toy
and made promises
to the reed backed wind
that he would live forever.
Eat, Drink and be Merry!
Religious by TheStoyTellerFrom The Darkest Depth by EbruSidarLike a Postcard by oviedomedinasing to me by AlleyanaDownfall by Kevinchichetti
Bitlets 159 by Nichrysalisempyrean by LissomerMorena by Flobelebelebobele*** by L-InqueWhat's a picture today ? by comteskyee
The Artist by BarkShip wreck by LaurieLefebvreSoles (City Boy) by BleedingPropheciesFour Dear Friends by fhelalrhere one minute... by alapip
Casablanca by Lady-YumeMoss by whimsicalworksChemical Instability by FitchFavreauGarden Musings by WinteroftheSoulBald eagle by KlaraDrielle
Verso VIII by QuiEstInLiterisa youth without flowers by forshepard... by amassafWon by Rhiannon44Won by Rhiannon44
The Muscle by AndrewMcIntoshArtAs Madness Bears Down Upon Me by BarkPray of Light... by Art-haxlovers, vanished by autumn-spiritCrete nature by ma-ry2004
Semester of Sex Positivity by RavynLaRueI am Life and Light... by mj-magicend the madness by caddmanForest Queen by Black-B-o-xThe- Fluffy by BrookeGillette
Time Traveler's Daughter by PaperDreamerArtLe Serment des Horaces by EyardtTwo by the Stones by prolificlifeformsMary Rogers by tommyboywoodSweet Torment by Cinnamoncandy
Representative by MouselemurMineral Accident by LiliWrites
serenade by deinktvisGolden by CrystalClear-ArtMaple Leaf 1 by AStoKoBlackmagic by elyio
:thumb473211933:Vignette by Phatpuppyart-StudiosTrue Love by LauraS45already spoken by LancelotPrice
The Ticking Of A Clock by SilverAppleStockLandscape stock 15 by PridesCrossingAngel Charmer by ChimeraArtzGlowing Sunset by whitedevil26
Lady and the Caterpillar by mj-magic:thumb471052079:rewind by toxic-nebulaeThe Mugging of the Seasons by SleentheBeast
A Parting of the Ways by SeaxwulfOne last glimpse by erynlasgalenphotoartMuerte Eterno by ScreamingDemonsThe man in black by Rubens-Oscroft
errands on orange street by i-am-a-bridgewalkerRouge Sensation by fatal-kittylemon sponge friend by AyeAye12in harm's way by cristinewakesuphappy
Fishgut Before Honesty Every Time by relativi-tThe Star XVII by amethystmstockThinking At Midnight by TheKnellGardening by rockgem
Winter ArtWinter's eyes by NikitaCosplayWinter's King by forlorn-eldritchWinter Thoughts by babsartcreationsWinter Breeze.. by JONASADDICT2Solitary Winter by LadyxBoleynHeart Dying in Winter by ArrogantRealityThese Winter Days by ForestGirlA Winter Sonnet by wongy06The Dead of Winter by Emerald-DepthsWinter by TheChainmailChickWinter night by IthildielA Winter's Tale by elliotbuttonsEndless Winter by regularflavorMagic winter in the hand by DiosaEMRAnsible by FritoB:thumb272302569:winter city by mousseeRed Barn White Trees by Waxmanjack:thumb271013084:Winter is Coming by AlexHawkPhotographyWinter Domain by darknatashaWINTER BLUE by d-b-cFires in Winter by erzibanWinter Geisha by pinkbutterflyofdeathWinter by Si3artIn Mourning by Phatpuppyart-Studiosat winter's end by sarboom:thumb273088707:Winter Wonderland by LACYDRAWERSWinter by TLCookHerald of winter by Nataly1st:thumb273281176:l'hiver. by nighttimebeautiful:thumb273866687::thumb273729288:
Published!I have taken the leap and started submitting my work to various literary magazines and journals, both electronic and traditional. I encourage every writer to do the same. There is a lot of rejection, but that is part of the artistic world. Below are a few of mine that were accepted:
Mark of Cain
Death of Marat
(My name is on the right)
If you have had a piece accepted outside of deviantArt, please send me the link. I would like to feature you. BTW, all of the above accept previously published works.
Colors Poetry Contest!!
When I started the Wordsmiths group here at DA, I had three goals - produce a new sitehttp://word-smyths.com/
SteampunkSteampunk beetle by LiuantaSteampunk Necklace, Revamped by GildedGearsSteampunk by MADmoiselleMeliSteampunk Batman by R-TanSteampunk Cyborg by YahirinFrantic Rodeo by artoziSteampunk vampire by ggfangirlScotty Nobody Steampunk by scottynobodySteampunk Girl by solkeeClockwork Daydream by Death-SummonerSteampunk Wallpaper by cosmosueThe Steampunk Workshop by FrozenStarRoSteampunk Circus Doll 3 by mizzd-stockSteamPunk :: Gunnah by conzpiracySteampunk Wonderland by AlexandriaDiorSteampunk Air Show by Ellyevans679:thumb284448611:Punk'd by kimsolSteam by De-shdixit dominus 043.366 by CorneredRingBirdhouse in Your Soul by XXG33kLady Nautilus by C-L-ASH139Home on Wheels png by mysticmorningOculus Internum by pixelchemistSteam Punk by ClaudiaSchirmetzTraveller by Juli-SnowWhite
I Wish You...I wish you to be happy, serene and loved....
I wish you to find a wonder in a crystal globe....
Frosted Tree Ornament Commission by TreeCree Harmony of December~ by Gallynette Christmas Fractal II by LaraBLN Dreams of Christmas Updated by Scooby777 Christmas Ornament Balls by SweetSoulSister Merry Christmas by KiiiChan A Gentle Touch by gigi50 Tis the Season to be Sparkly I by MayEbony
I wish you to remember joys and lights of childhood....
Oh Christmas Tree by Ana-D The wishing tree by priteeboy Christmas Tree 2004 2 by SmellsLikeDookie Beaded Christmas Tree by minami63 A Christmas Coral by priteeboy Animated Christmas Tree 1425x1509 by Craig-Larsen my christmastree by marob0501 Holidays 2010 by sirocco-rc Christmas Tree by Julie1226 Merry Christmas to all by Biutz christmas tree by beckawalley The Magic Christmas Tree by powowcow :thumb13289251: Christmas Tree by JacqChristiaan Extravagant Trees by DarlingChristie X-massy Orestor bokeh II by pagan-live-style
I wish you that Santa to surprise you with a unexpected gift...
HO HO HO by Dieffi :thumb26305532: :thumb147240761: christmas greeting card by Xenys Marry Christmas by tinca2 JOYEUX NOEL by BELLESYMPHORINE Vintage Xmas Postcard 10 by Bnspyrd Christmas comes by PerlaMarina Santa Claus by GENZOMAN :thumb327688646: christmas time by Spademm :thumb259697099: :t
A Very Beautiful SurpriseHello to all my dear friends!:icontruesmiles::iconselinapls:
A few days ago I had the beautiful surprise to receive this very special award who brought me much joy and made me think how lucky I am and how important is to me your opinion and appreciation and how grateful I am for all my friends and beautiful people I had the chance to met in this space of wonders!:iconnewheartplz:
It is not only a simple award, is a beautiful project of my dear and talented friend Natasha :iconnameda: and I'm sure that you will love to read about this project http://nameda.deviantart.com/journal/Project-AWW-Journal-389179249 , because all of us have dear friends who deserve this award.:iconfriendspls:
Now I have the pleasure to present you the wonderful members of this carousel of love, which I think that are without doubts, Angels Withou
To all my beautiful, kind heart friends!!!To all my beautiful, kind heart friends!!!
:iconhrtplz::iconcuteheartz: My dearest friends and DA Family, I want thank you so very very much
for your loveliest birthday wishes and all the happiness, Kindness and Love
you have showered on me, this special day!!
My wonderful and amazing DA family, Thank you so very much
for all these sweet feelings and love, thank you so much for all.
LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! :iconcicidanceplz:
My special thanks to
:iconjocelyner: :iconnataly1st: :icontigles1artistry: :iconcanankk: :iconPridesCrossing: :icon1001g: :iconTeaPhotography::iconstarlitezart::iconaidah15:
:iconForgivenDreamSoul: :iconsurrealistic-gloom: :iconsesam-is-open::iconjunobyjuno: :iconerozja: :iconWhisperDragon::iconRezzanAtakol::iconmalaladanila: :iconshlomitmessica: :iconannieta-photography: :ico
Inspiring Deviants: LiteratureEveryday, I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful deviants who continue to inspire me. In the eight years I have shared my writing here, I have had the privilege to meet others who value my passion for Literature and beyond – and have gained so much. From many here I have learned the power of stirring inspiration, delving into our creative passions, and connections in love and friendship. I wanted to spotlight just a few artistic souls who have made a distinctive impact in my life – and to express my deepest gratitude towards them all for making a difference within our Literature community.
You Have Made a Difference in My Life…
Amber shines not only through her graceful personality, but also in her talents as a writer. You can trust in knowing that with Amber’s writing you will find truth and beauty.
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
Daily Lit Deviations for October 3rd, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
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Letter to a PoetDear Sir/Madam,
It has come to our attention
this is the twenty-third rejection
of work you have submitted to our site.
We don't wish to be alarming
and we hope this sounds disarming,
but your use of metaphor is somewhat trite.
We somewhat like the concept
(the execution is inept)
besides, your work just does not meet our theme.
You need to have more adjectives
and words like gloam and mucilage,
and phrases that go along in kind.
Please keep the imagery obscure -
the reader never should be sure
just what it is the author has in mind.
Pick a structure we all can stand -
we find your rhythm rather bland
and no deep meaning can the reader find.
So in short, we will be leaving -
please consider basket weaving
or perhaps take up bowling as a sport.
Or perhaps try stamp collecting
for your work we are rejecting.
Poetry should be your last resort...
We Poets Are Frustrated...We Poets Are Frustrated...
I am sure that you have all experienced this feeling:
A masterpiece eclipsed by the baying of a brat!
A raucous rhyme, so emotionally raw;
Shadowed by a child's melancholia...
Alone in the darkness, you lick your lips and growl.
Your anger, so evidently understandable; yet you forget your own abilities!
In despair, my dearest sibling, you have forgotten — yourself
Why fear an obstacle so easily overcome?
Why shred your works with such heavy tears?
Have you forgotten that we are the original craftsman?
Our tongues birthed as our chisels and axe!
We need only take these simple themes
And corrupt them with all our twisted fears...
This hatred inside of you, this bubble of frustration and anxiety —
Let it swell like a pus-filled abscess of anger!
And with your words unleash this vicarious plague!
Take the unblemished works that have scorned you,
And inject them with the very darkness of your soul!
Let bleeding lips,
My Day of BirthSo I don't put do journals often and I will try more often. STARTING TODAY! As today is my 16th birthday and I've already collected a good horde. Including games, books, two big bang theory t-shirts, (if you don't know how to play rock, paper, scissors, lizard, spock. Don't worry, it's on my shirt) and I'm soon off to father's to collect a larger horde. I have enjoyed my day so far and things can only get better. PEACE OUT DEVIANTS!!
Mixture Of Art And SoulThank you all for the beauty of your soul!:iconwhiteroseplz:
A Blue Day by Arte-de-Junqueiro Lost Time by BiBiARTs Love by Biutz Touched By Wind by MonaParvin For Ronnie by PridesCrossing Fantasia di Carnevale by Nataly1st TOWER by yadiyada27 ramene pas ta fraise by 666Bruno Gothic romance by Dark-Angel669 Steampunk Racers by Kachinadoll New Chapters of Life by martintinaz Always on alert by LordLJCornellPhotos Lahaska, Pa I by JulianasGrandma Silenced by saperlipop TWILIGHT FAE by DragonsChest Angel Thoughts II by LUCILALEYLA Fireflower by Lirulin-yirth Mariposas ...y una rosa by Marazul45 young oscar ojisan by oscar-ojisan Lilies for Jocelyne by DanaAnderson Coneflowers II by bewilderedconfused White and Pink Gazania by JocelyneR With Nature, You're Not Alone by TeaPhotography :thumb288210467: On The Wings of a Butterfly by mim304 Rose Garden by Christiania-unica The USS Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, DDG-51 by ArtBYbeverly Pour un Jack... by MeLinFrance THE OLD DAM AT THE OTTER CREEK by Sugaree33-Art :thumb317401930: Nebulous Journey by Lauraest Happy Birthday Ileana! by Violet-Kleinert Flowers in the Sky by JasmineSparkles Wild Flowers by Thelma1 Fairies Dance by SARETTA1 jaguar siblings by Twins72 For Paulina by Applemac12 Everything Was Beautiful... by xCINNx Luna by DeadLulu Queen Victoria by Gryffgirl The Sun Also Rises... by billndrsn Evening at the beach by ShlomitMessica E V E R L A S T I N G by BlueAnomiS :thumb323712
1. NEW- GIFTS, B-Day Gifts
2. NEW- Personal Note
3. NEW- Special Groups & Info.
4. NEW- Extra [EXTRA!] Special Thank You's!
5. NEW- Said & Did Features, & B-Day Thanks Feature
6. NEW- 105th Special Random Feature!!
7. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "Umbrella Art"
8. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...
Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
I know time is precious.
:iconautumncolorplz: What??? Already into November?
Time flies... I wish you ALL a Novel and Noteworthy November! :iconautumncolorplz:
:iconcip33: GIFTS :iconcip33:
Thank you to my dear good friend Jocelyne :iconjocelyner: for:
Such a beautiful and sensitive image, as well the sentiments along with it. Jocelyne has been a very precious and long-time friend, here on dA!
Please visit her fabulous work HERE: http://jocelyner.deviantart.co
Journals: The Tweaks We ALL WantWell, that didn't entirely go as planned.
There are a few issues with the Journal implementation, but there aren't any issues we can't easily fix. And we got so much great feedback, that we now clearly understand some things we didn't before. The best part is, we're going to get the best of both worlds for Journals. All of the benefits of the deviation system for Journals, with all of the resolutions that were vocalized as concerns.
Monday of next week, we're going to release the following changes so that everyone can SMILE!
When you go to publish a Journal, you'll be able to Submit your Journal to your Profile just as you did before the changes. The Journal will go out to your +Watch list, display on your Journal tab and on your Profile Page (if applicable.) There wouldn't be a +Favorite button unless you Submit to The deviantART Journal.
That's right! You'll also be able to publish to
Then Came Spring; Good Growing Everywhere1. NEW- GIFTS!
2. NEW- EXTRA Special Group/Features
3. NEW- Extra Special Thank You's!
4. NEW- Said & Did Features- Includes: "The 4 for 4 Feature"
5. NEW- 97th Special Random Feature!
6. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "To Those Who Helped"
7. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...
Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
I know time is precious.
:icongreenflowerplz: Merry Greetings of the Equinox to ALL! :icongreenflowerplz:
That should take care of my friends entering Spring AND Fall.
~~ GIFTS! ~
Thank you to my very dear friend Jocelyner :iconjocelyner: for:
I just adore it so much, to no end. As to her friendship, she is constant and loyal, and so very good and precious to me always and for so long. [Heart]
To check out her so lovely work, Go HERE: http://jocelyner.deviantart.com/gallery/ [Heart]
[Thanks for everything!] Thank you to my good fri
Merry Christmas to all of my friends and watchers:iconWishesByCandlelight::iconWishesByCandlelight::iconWishesByCandlelight::iconWishesByCandlelight::iconWishesByCandlelight:
Its 25th December time and it is time for Christmas feature , so first of all Merry Christmas to whoever celebrates it , best wishes , prayers to all of our watchers , members & special prayers toward ALL UNITED KINGDOM ,FRANCE , NORTH AMERICA WHO ARE HIT BY STORM, bad climatic stuffs WE PRAY FOR YOU ON THIS OCCASION)!
I feel rusty as i wrote a long feature on my group named as :iconclash-of-the-titans: took me longer then what i expected in this cold atmosphere + whoever is watching or is my good or bad friend do join it or spread the word about it in good faith that is now without further ado here is the feature , stay well & stay safe hope this brings smil
This... to That #5WELCOME TO ISSUE 5
Welcome to the fifth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks for all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork and stock to be featured in the next edition, please send me a NOTE with links and THIS TO THAT SUGGESTION in the subject line!
STOCK PNG heavy vines by MaureenOlder --> My Heart Is Refusing by TitusBoy25
Grooming 5 by okbrightstar-stock --> Safe and Sound.. by Charlie--X
place 1 by ladysivali-stock --> Dragonbane by SilenceNocturne
Stock 39 by Wintermoon-Stock --> Black heart by ElenaDudina
Stone001 - cutout .png by akio-stock --> no one by igreeny
zgomot-stock-landscape-3 by zgomot-stock --> Briongloid by NiAnluain
Pond by XElectra --&
Do you like the Art I like?What makes you like the art you like?
I think it's some of the same stuff that attracts you to people or not.
Here's a snapshot of some of the art I like.... is this a frequency that appeals to you? Did you view these and feel a trance coming on?
Or did you just glance over it...
Let's talk in the comments, I have some instructions at the bottom of this post.
Four Fingers by sylvainArtist
Whisper by medusainfurs
Light In The SoulTonight Orthodox faithful, celebrate Easter.
Now my thoughts are turning to the loved ones family and friends and even if some of you have already celebrated, or maybe some of you, not celebrate at all, I wish you all light in the soul, peace in your eyes and sweetness in your words , good health and faith in a better future.:iconhugglesplz: :iconhappyeasterplz:
Nolans first Easter by fireandroses Bunnies I by cosfrog Easter Fairy ACEO by Katerina-Art Happy Easter by dove-51 Happy Easter by ak21626 Happy Easter by GypsyH Hoppy Easter by LadyCarnal Paste Fericit by HikarinoChou Easter by SuliannH eastergifts for my friends 5 by ingeline-art Easter Egg - Animation by LaraBLN HAPPY EASTER II by EleaLaFleur A Easter Story by Xingz Easter history by AnnMei peep peep by bonnyblue22 - Easter - by Katheairene Pretty Babies bunnies by Calaymo It is my Holiday by MyPhotoParadise Happy Easter by flendurica Happy Easter 2011 by PridesCrossing -Happy Easter- by ValentinaKallias Easter Eggs by PaSt1978 Egg Basket Cake by ginas-cakes Easter's coming by gigi50 Happy Easter World by TomWasilewski Spirit of Easter by charco :thumb294076754:
Random from my faves:
Sidewalk Surfing NYC Style by Trippy4UShells by GitbitwuBaltic in blue 2 by Alexandra35:thumb168023062::thumb133247160:Procession on the beach by philippeLI have a dream by LadyCarnal:thumb290494186:Absorbing Rainbows by incolor16LiL Dude by PhotographsByBriExistence by anaPhenixtrio by O-GoshMirrors by BlueAnomiSThe pier by Alexandra35Speaking with my Eyes by TeaPhotographyThe angel wings yellow by KlaraDrielle:thumb153722058:Good Luck Colors Charm by Villa-ChinchillaSiamese Please by TeaPhotographySummer's New Born by polarpoissonCheers! by AmalphiRevolutionary Day VII by Trippy4U:thumb264200687:A natural beauty by KlaraDrielleRoses by incolor16Wild Beauty of Nature by WhiteBookd13 #93 (1) by DpressedSoulcome by albatros1Little Tiger by BlueAnomiSDecorated with Hoarfrost by DanaAndersonHUNAN GARDEN DECOR by Sugaree33-ArtLost Love by martintinaz:thumb325420486:It's More Than This by Trippy4USummer is Over... by Hermetic-Wings
All good things must come to an end...I want to thank each and everyone of you for your friendship, support and inspiration. I have been very fortunate. DeviantArt has been a wonderful home to me - without this place and the support from all of you, I would not have had the faith in myself to start getting my work published outside of this place. I have enjoyed reading your works, your comments and your notes, Thank-you from the bottom of my heart and hopefully we shall meet again somewhere in the literary world. Keep writing; keep producing art. You are an amazing family of people.