firenzeFlorence wakes at daybreak, cast in rosy vividness by the blossoming dawn. The streets smell faintly of perfume and cigarette smoke, memories from the night before. Raised lamps shine dimly along the sidewalk, waning as the sky begins to brighten.firenze4 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
By midmorning, the River Arno is thrown into glittering hues of blue and white as the sunlight sparkles across its surface. The stretching structure of the Ponte Vecchio is cast as a blurred reflection on the water, its solid lines shifted into surreal strokes and the pedestrians on it turned into floating dreamlike figures.
Onwards into the day, and the San Lorenzo market is bustling around high noon. Vendors lean casually on their stalls, and some fix their wares into place, while others attempt to coax passers-by into having a look, madame, half-price for you. Handbags beckon from their perched positions; figurines gleam in their hand-painted gilt; scarves wave temptingly, jewel-toned flags that dangle like falling stars.
As the clo
Suesse MomenteHonig tropft vom Mond inSuesse Momente11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
die milchigen Augen des
Morgens. Ungeniert leckt die Sonne
am Morgen das Grau hinfort.
Wir wickeln Bonbons aus
Morgenröte direkt in unsere
Zuckermünder. Während die
Orangensonne ihren topologischen
Platz erklimmt, zerfließt der
Tag in Tun und Sein.
Große hungrige Alltagsmomente
klingen und klirren in die
Ruhe hinein. Raben preisen große
süße Glücksgefühle, laute Vielfalt.
Nur das leise Rascheln
verrät noch die Naschhaftigkeit deiner
Gedanken und ein süßlicher
Geschmack erzählt von der klaren
Einfachheit des Glücks.
DaemmerungSo wie alles sein Ende kennt,Daemmerung1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
sich leise auch die Sonne senkt,
und in der Ferne der Wald zu brennen scheint,
sich die Nacht mit dem Tag vereint.
Und der Horizont lodert leise,
auf eigentümliche, geheimnisvolle Weise.
Der letzte Blick die fernen Kronen trifft,
aufgelöst in Nebel, aufgelöst in Nichts.
Ja, es scheint die Welt würde dort verschwinden,
sich in der Ferne nur der endlose Nebel zu befinden
und Licht und Schatten ineinander fließt,
Dunkelheit über uns vergießt.
A Soldier is More Important A beautiful girl sat in a gold ruby throne, her pink lips shaped into a smile, one of those smiles that you can't tell what she has planned. Perfect red nails clung in royal form fitting in her lap. Her skin perfectly magnificent, just the amount of tan contrasting forest irises. That face flawless like artwork in museums haunting every man's dreams. A crystal crown a top of gorgeous blonde hair, the locks painted with different shades, a real piece of art that you couldn't afford to buy. Diamonds hung from airbrushed neck like she was edited, seeing her flutter long eyelashes punched you in the gut. The biggest rock in the strains teasingly hung lower, sitting top of pushed up breasts. The red gown she wore flowed down her body, fitting every curve nicely. Golden walls mimicking the tall marble pillars spread across the mirage grey marbled pattern tiles. Past royals portraits lined the back wall, no man in their right mind would look past the dream in front. The stern man guided me clA Soldier is More Important 1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
KehrtwendeDie Kehrtwende, eine neue RichtungKehrtwende4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Der Weg, mein Leben- neu gefunden
Kein müder, schwerer Atemzug mehr
Sondern ein erlebtes, warmes Bild
Unter einem klaren Sternenhimmel
Gefangen wie in einem zarten Buch
Gehe ich meinen neuen, hellen Pfad
Durch Wälder alter, vergangener Liebe
Hier fließen keine heißen Tränen
Sie fühlen sich hier nicht zuhause
Nicht nur jetzt- niemals mehr
Weder in deinen Augen, noch in meinen
Blätter, wie schlagende Herzen
Schauen von den Bäumen sachte herab
Segnen meinen neuen Weg, unseren Weg
Flüstern uns leise ersehnte Freiheit zu
Raumlose Bewegungnicht deine FedernRaumlose Bewegung2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
lassen dich beflügelt
in jener Schwingung
reiner Form bestehn
wo das Sonnengeflecht
Wärme zu weinen
wenn zwei Seelen
pure Gedanken einen
aus ewigen Geistern
wundert mich dein Überlegen
gehst du niemals verloren
sei dein Name
frag nicht nach irdischem Nutzen
nach sinnlosem Beschmutzen
wenn deine wahrhaftigen Schwingen
ganz andere Welten zu dir bringen
© j.w.waldeck 03.06.2008
Suchen und findenUnendlich weit,Suchen und finden1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
kann man sich hier verlaufen.
Der Rhododendron hat seine Blütenpracht auf den sandigen Weg ausgebreitet.
In den, von der Sonne leuchtenden Bäumen singen Amseln ihr Abendlied.
Ich bin barfuß.
Ich wollte dich hier besuchen, hatte die fixe Idee, dich hier wieder zu finden,
aber wie dumm von mir, du bist ja gar nicht mehr da.
Was sollte ich also finden?
Ich wollte dir nah sein, glaube ich,
aber wie dumm von mir, du bist längst fort.
Wem sollte ich dann begegnen?
Aber ich erinnere mich
und kann dich immer wieder finden,
Nachts, wenn ich den Mond über einer Haselbaumhecke stehen sehe,
oder wenn ich abends auf noch warmen Steinen barfuß in einem Garten stehe,
wenn im Film der Junge das Gesicht des Mädchens in die Hände nimmt,
und wenn sie im Radio dieses eine Lied wieder spielen.
Ich weiß jetzt, dass du eigentlich immer da bist
und dass ich dich nicht zu suchen brauche,
weil du mir so nah bist, in meinem Herzen.
Cieoren - Act OneAct One: The One TruthCieoren - Act One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
From the dawn of existence all beings have been desperate in their search for their purpose in life, why were we forced into this life in which we are soon to fade away? What is the defining aspect that separates people from each other besides the colour and appearance of our outer shells? From the moment my mother and father joined together in their selfish desires, I was cursed to enter this disgusting world as nothing but an outcast, as a half; A Serethian royal with dirty Phetan blood. Surely my late grandfather would be turning in his grave at the mere thought of his prestigious only son Jestryn R'tear Esthien committing such an act with a filthy Phetan woman. Since history began to write Serethe had been at war with the opposing continent, Phetos, but when my Father took to the throne that had changed, or at least only in law it changed. The people's minds were still small, the concept of accepting people different from themselves was too much fo
It Gets Better (My Story)Hello, my name is Cas, and this is my story.It Gets Better (My Story)3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Growing up, I never heard or knew much of the LGBT community. I was a church-going girl, a strong Christian, and I was blindly taught by my family how things were and how to live life. I remember once asking a member of my family why two men or two women could not marry one another, and the answer that I was told was 'because gay people cannot stay in long-term relationships, and if they could get married then they would all just be getting divorced all the time'. At the time it did not sound right to me, but I did not question.
In the third grade, my parents had a horrible divorce. My father was sick of the stress that my mother's constant illnesses caused, and he was tired of dealing with her mood-swings which had lead to her attempting suicide three times while I was a child. I was taken from my home in the country and moved to a somewhat larger city with my mother and grandparents. During this time, my father got back into theater. He wo
Ponder. Chapter 1.PONDER.Ponder. Chapter 1.6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ponder sat back in his office chair, staring outside of the window in his cubicle. Rain, heavy rain. He sighed and dragged his head. Rain. That's all there ever is anymore, rain. Ponder used to love the rain, but lately, he didn't love anything. Ponder was a duck. You're average run of the mill duck. But that was just his problem. He was normal. Just like everyone else. He craved for a lifestyle change. Anything to get him out of the rut he was stuck in. Ponder was 35 years old. He was stuck in an office job working for one of the biggest newspapers in New York. He had a beautiful swan wife. Her name was Alicia, but even she started to bore Ponder. Every day was the same thing for him. Wake up, shower, eat breakfast, go to work, sleep. Lather, rinse, repeat. His attitude towards life made him a bitter person. People knew he had changed. His wife tried to talk to him about it, but Ponder just snapped at her and told her to be quiet. Several times, he had put work off. His job wa
The Koi PaintingI remember that old Chinese painting my father bought a few years back. Back then, it wasnt old. Fresh and crisp it was, that roll of pristine parchment, with the glorious colours of the painting splayed across it. It was kept in a greeny-blue, long thin rectangular box that was cut in the middle, so that we could let the precious painting roll out from either side, unroll it fully and let observers behold its majestic beauty.The Koi Painting7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
But we neglected it when we flew over from Singapore, the painting amongst the numerous objects brought back to my birth home, the island continent Australia. We were living in a rented house for the first three years of our re-established Australian lives, and the house was crammed to the top with aged books. There was simply no space for the painting to hang.
Even then, it was lost in the garage of junk we possessed. As a typical busy Australian family, we werent bothered to move our lazy arses into a dusty garage and search for it, let alone take d
Jahreszeiten.Mein SonnenmärchenJahreszeiten.1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Erwacht aus winterlichem Schlummer
erblick' ich Dich. Und aller Lebenskummer
verfliegt und schmilzt und taut hinweg.
Mein weißer Mantel bricht entzwei,
die Seele färbt sich bunt und neu -
Du wärmtest mir den rechten Fleck!
Erfrischt von sommerlicher Brise
erheb' ich mich. Und Deine Liebesküsse
beleben und beflügeln mich.
Du strahlst mit sonnigem Gemüt,
und unsre Liebe blüht und blüht -
Und streift den Himmel sicherlich!
Erfüllt vom herbstlich bunten Treiben
erwischst Du mich. Und meine Liebesschreiben
ergeben plötzlich neuen Sinn.
Die Felder tragen goldnes Kleid,
's ist süßer Früchtchen Erntezeit -
Dahin! Dahin! will ich mit Dir, Geliebte, ziehn!
Erstarrt die Welt in neuerlichem Froste,
erwärmst Du mich. Und ich Dich. O wie wir das auskosten!
Was kümmert uns die Winterzeit!
Zieht auch die Sonne südwärts nun,
blüht's immmergrün im Herzen schon -
What is?What is life? A simple façade with empty promises and dreams? Or a vortex of feelings entwined with one another just to make flames, to find that one person who will be the raindrops in which to make a steam. A hazy reality filled with emotion, pain, betrayal and trust. Many things can explain life but none of them are real unless you experience it yourself, for one person life could be everything to them and they wish to stay young and never die. However, to others, life could be a torturous existence in which they never want to be in, and they just wish to free their souls to the clouds, and into heaven in which they shall be accepted, but they know better than just to slit their arteries and veins because they know that suicide, shall only be rewarded with hell.What is?5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
But what is Heaven and Hell exactly? Are they just made up to make children feel better? Or to punish us for our deeds, or to make us behave in hope that when we pass we shall go up into this place, where everything we
Screaming."What good is voice when no one hears?"Screaming.10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I whisper, softly, in his ear.
But I'm a figment in this dream,
So no one hears me when I scream.
I drown in heavy silence, tense,
The eerie calm, so thick and dense,
Is pushing down on top of me,
Pressing in so lovingly.
The pressure numbs undying pain,
No struggling and no more strain;
I let the lies wrap me in hope
As seep the words that I once wrote:
"Once upon a time, in a different fairy tale,
No one went unheard, no one was left to fail..."
Set you free (EnglandXMermaid Reader)You blinked your groggy eyes open, but shut them again almost immediately. A piercing white light seared past your eyelids and succeeded in giving you a throbbing headache. Where was this...?Set you free (EnglandXMermaid Reader)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Moving your arms was difficult and when you tried to tug them apart, something held them together. Rope? You beat your tail gently and you felt the water you were submerged in wave slightly.
Turning around you tried to swim to the surface of the ocean but after a moment you bashed your face into something. You’d grown accustomed to the burning light by now and slowly opened your eyes.
The image that spread in front of you was something you’d never forget. Humans. Humans, tons of them! They were everywhere, throngs of them crowding around the sphere you were stuck in. Panic took over you and you looked around frantically.
A sort of humming noise was coming from them and they were all opening and closing their mouths like beached fish. You beat your scaled tail against the hard glass aga
My Personal Hero: AmericaxReader RQMy Personal Hero: AmericaxReader RQ3 years ago in Romance More Like This
**Beginning-of-story Flashback to when you were 7 years old**
For anyone who doesn't remember being afraid of the dark as a kid, you should know that big houses are very very scary when it's dark late at night. And you, a little girl, were terrified of all the weird, scary sounds surrounding you.
Your parents slept in their bedroom downstairs, so they couldn't hear you sniffling and whimpering out of fear of the scary things that might be lurking around your house. However, what you didn't know was that the city's superhero, Mister Hero (legit, that's what this guy called himself) was doing his nightly rounds with his new sidekick, Hero Jr. (hmm, what an original superhero this is...). And since they were superheroes, they had superhearing and could hear you.
You heard a tap from your window and looked up. There was a boy maybe one or two years older than you hovering at the window. With great difficulty, you managed to
forgotten titleA mind full of pockets of nothing,forgotten title6 years ago in Other More Like This
memories riddled with h les,
thoughts bro ken and fra g mented,
sentences that. before the period,
conversations becoming snippets of words.
Communication ... not my ... suit.
Stars Burnt OutAnd even now, with the willingStars Burnt Out5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
welts on his back, he is
a son of God. His stars are stifled
and now he moves by what
he knows and he knows penance,
and prostration, and pain.
He's full-willing forged,
broken, again, of his own accord
And the wounds will never close,
he'll never move from that dirt floor
and lost what we all are truly born with
he doesn't dream any more.
sewing himself a life of new lies,
new lines, new confines for this
soft and un-absolute place.
High-altitude spots must suffice
for a sky full of shifted stars,
and paneled rooms for action,
and isolation for love,
and bland continuum for will.
His knees digging into the concrete
and he pushes away "better"
"better" looks too much like
a sleeping man's face in the firelight,
too forbidden, too far, at best
this longed-for degradation, he tells
himself there is blood on his arms he
tells himself this time will be
enough he tells himself he is lost
he tells himself he is for
England x Reader: Last BirthdayEngland x Reader: Last Birthday3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Arthur smiled as he closed the book he's reading. It's been 3 years already.
He let out a faint smile as he walked through his corridor glowed by the ray of sun as he continue to walk until he arrived in a grave covered in roses.
"It's been 3 years and i still haven't forget you ____.." He smiled as he put a bucket of roses on top of the grave slowly drifted in memories.
It's the year of XX09 the year is quite boring to him since he already live for (__) centuries.
He decided to take a stroll on an art gallery,
before he noticed he's been staring at an amazing art for a few while, when a girl appears beside him.
"I hate this Art! The art is ugly, i hate the way the artist made it!" The girl continues to blabber about a few words until she finally grins
"Just Kidding! i'm the artist! nice to meet you~" Arthur stared in shock as she stared at the girls hand for awhile before he finally shakes hand with her.
Its been a long time since he met a girl like her, the other just nosebleed and b
You're an Oceancome to me in waves; salty tasteYou're an Ocean5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dance across the ripples of my mind
and settle in the creases of me
keep me hesitating
waiting for your tide to come in
break across my shores; seashell treasures
wash away the urgency
only to wash up more
Characterization and NamesCharacterization and Names5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Characterization and Nomenclature:
What's in a name?
As an author, one of the most important tasks in writing a story is building a character. Every small trait that a writer leaves, builds, and hints at, draws a reader into the story and gives them an image of each character, be it protagonist, antagonist, or miscellaneous extra. However, many writers overlook one of the strongest traits that a character can have: a name. Nomenclature can be one of the most powerful assets that a writer has in their endless battle to build a lifelike character.
The uses of a name
The craft of literature is always at some level a decision-making process. While names need not always be used, there should always be a conscious decision that a writer makes about a name. When making a conscious decision, one must be able to list the benefits that the choice yields: if one names a character "Charles," they should also to some extent be able to explain why th
GermanyxReader Part 1 - EnchantedGermanyxReader Part 1 - Enchanted3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A sigh left your mouth for possibly the millionth time that night. The man beside you laughed and politeness required you to force one out as well. You turned your head away and let the laughter die in your throat as it was replaced by a blank stare that you hoped hid your sadness. Why were you even here, you wondered as your friend and roommate Elizabeta continued making conversation with the man beside you. Oh yeah. Liz had wanted to come here before the movie you two were going to go see. And more likely than not she'd end up bringing a guy along and you'd be a third wheel. Again. As you recalled, this wasn't the first time you had been in this situation. And it certainly wasn't going to be the last. Liz insisted that you were too uptight and depressing, but she didn't understand. She had men falling at her feet. You? Not so much. Try not at all. It was hard not to let it get to you; her dragging you to parties even though you were adamant about the fact that you r
Her _ Chapter 10Jinki's eyes widened and he froze as he realised who was standing there.Her _ Chapter 105 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
SHINee's manager was standing right next to the kitchen table. He had this look on his face.
A mixture of surprise and confusion. He was not that pleased with what he just saw. You could tell just by looking at his face. Who were these girls? What were they doing in SHINee's house and most importantly why was Jinki kissing that girl? He didn't know how he should react. It was the first time ever that he was coming across such a situation with any of the SHINee members.
So he decided to put the questions aside and smile.
"There must be some explanation for all this" he thought.
"Annyong haseyo... I'm sorry, I didn't mean to disturb. Wrong timing I guess..." he said with a slight smile.
Everyone turned around and looked at the manager, who was holding the house keys in his hand and was staring at Anna and Jinki.
Anna's eyes met with his. She felt shivers down her spine.
They all stood up and greeted him with a bow.