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Eating disordered girl having some serious issues.

Don't know where this came from.
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a different kind of long-distance

i am not looking for critiques on this. thank you

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*cringes*

edit Mar 11th: whoa... I never expected such positive response to this. I've never thought very highly of my poetry, and this is the first I've written for nearly two years. I'm glad there are people who like it :aww:



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Just something very simple.

I've not make any kind of visual poetry piece in a long time.

For us all:

This is for anyone who needs hope. Well, I think perhaps we all do need hope, or could use some sort of amount of it, to get by in life, as a matter of a type fuel.
:XD:

But, in particular this is for anyone who has been seriously IN NEED of hope. :aww:

I know, I made this specifically for the therapeutic value I hoped to start off the year with for my own self.

I have had so much trouble during this past year, and there is very few people, and I also do mean here on dA, who know just how bad the year has been and to what extents, and it's just as well...

... and it's been exceptionally difficult right up to the very end, too. So I know that things aren't going to suddenly improve just because the date has! :lol:

However, in the past, I've had a lot of difficulty with the concept of "Hope" :nod: and I realize that this can be natural when a person goes through a lot of various "stuff" over and over... It's just true,
and yet, I've pulled myself up by my bootstraps over and over,
and another thing that seems to be true, is that, "Hope" is all there is. :nod:

When there seems to be nothing left, there IS hope, and if we can't find it, we've got to CREATE IT! :w00t:

I made this a "WE" thing, because, I also know I'm not alone.
Even if the struggles are not quite the same, I know there are so many others who have had a very very tough year, :hmm:
and maybe they are wishing for changes this coming year, or wishing to be able to make those changes. :aww:
Maybe also, there is a couple of risks some of us are wanting to take in the coming year, that will really help things progress into a positive direction. :aww:
Any or all of these things are propelled by hope, first and foremost.
We have to first be able to believe that hope can still exist, and sometimes this is still the hardest thing for for some of us.
I've felt this way, before.

But, I am moving forward in 2011. I have to, in order to have ANY hope for improvement upon the year before!
And I also wish for improvements for my friends and anyone who are also in need of hope and better things for the coming year!! :w00t:
:rose: :heart:


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I had days like this for a while..but they got better when i figured out the truth..COMMENTS PLZ
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The text for another towerblock in my concrete project

notes:

In Orwell's 1984 the Ministry of Peace is a government department responsible for war.

At a press conference an asian reporter stood up and threw his shoes at George W Bush, in response to Bushs' war killing tens of thousands of people.

The Iraqi question is another reference to the curious case I mentioned in my poem notes for Digital Scaffold

(Throwing shoes is quite impolite in the middle east apparently)
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The image is not mine; it comes from a French forum on comics.

This is the English translation of a much better poem I wrote in French right here: [link]


I wrote this for :icon#Neo-Seiz-Breur:. The theme was "Ys rising again". Basically, that meant I had to write what would happen next, based on a local saying that says "Only when the city like Ys shall be submerged, will Ys rise again"- or something like that. Sorry, Breton's a tough language, guys :P
I thus grabbed my Barzazh Breizh and a good, thick anthology of Celtic myths and decided to start by studying the original song. That done, I cut the song into bits and noted down its major "plotline":

I. → Gwenolé makes a prophecy on the city's fate during a feast.
II. → Various dialogues concerning guests, king Gradlon and his daughter Dahud
III. → Dahud steals Gradlon's keys while he is asleep
IV. → People scream in terror as they watch the water rise
V. → Peasants, woodcutters and fishermen discuss what happen and curse Dahud.

Now this is what I did for my poem:

I. → The Elders' prophecies. First-person POV.
II. → The catastrophe's cause is explained
III. → Dahud's monologue
IV. → Ys rises from the ocean
V. → Conclusion, moral, and curse.

Now I will explain a few terms and references that you might not understand unless you know a few famous ancient Celtic songs or have never never read the original song, which is actually available here (though not translated perfectly):
[link]

1. Here, I actually copied the very first verse from the original song: "have you heard, have you heard what the holy man said...".

2. Now this is a very famous local saying in (Breton Cornwall, that is) which actually comes from an oral legend, not exactly the song. According to this saying which ends the tale, Ys would rise again from the ocean the moment "the city [like] it" would be submerged. However, a common misunderstanding states that this "city" is Paris, since the name and the Breton expression are spelled the same. This, however, is false. Paris has nothing to do with Ys considering it was named after the Parisii, a totally different Celtic tribe (most "Finisterians" were Venetii back then). However, I have to admit I did kind of refer to this misconception of the tale on the sixth verse of the second stanza.

3. Here, I couldn't help parodying Taliesin the bard (kindly, of course! He's my favourite poet of the time ^^), who always mentioned himself in his songs and was rather... let's say "proud"- though it is understandable, coming from a genius. Many other bards did the same thing later on, claiming to be direct actors or witnesses in their songs. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, let me recommend you a few songs; first, the ever-so-famous "battle of the trees", or "cruel troop". I highly recommend that you read the poem he supposedly sang when introducing himself to king Maelgwn, according to the Book of Taliesin which is dedicated to him. Really, do so if you can, it's brilliant, and a perfect example of what druidic poetry was like at the time!

4. Another parody which involves our modern world this time. Let's just say there is a double- darn it, irony or sarcasm? Never mind. First, notice how we build sky-scrappers that are still not resistant enough against nature and man-made catastrophes- with lots of glass, a kind of fragile material. The second type of "irony" (or whatever) is that in Celtic myths, gods are said to live in palaces of crystal and silver. Playing with substitute materials like glass and iron sounds like an unreachable search for heaven on earth and reminds one of the tower of Babel...

5. Many islands which were once sacred are now profane: Sein and Avallon (in Great-Britain) are just two examples.

6. A double reference. The first one is a folk tale entitled "the tree that sings, the spring that dances and the bird of truth" while the second one is Taliesin's battle of the trees.

7. Now these "worshipped stones" have nothing to do with your common neolithic menhir. I was referring to the numerous stones the ancient Celts erected to mark their territory all over Britain, Gaul and Ireland. A very famous one in Scotland which was used when kings were crowned was once "stolen" and taken to London... Something the Celts would have taken as blasphemy :P

8. The "singing springs" are another double reference. It refers to the tale mentioned in note 6 and the water spirits worshipped by pagan populations.

9. The Seine, Thames, Danube... Anything you want; there are enough capitals built near big rivers! If you don't get this, please see note 2.

10. A tribute to two songs; the famous traditional Irish song called "the water is wide" and Heol Telwen's (a Breton metal band) Dahud. You will find both songs' lyrics right here:
[link]
[link](song)
Just so you know, "the water is wide" was translated in French and renamed "la mer est grande" (the sea is great/wide), hence the reference and pun that are only understandable in French. As for the song Dahud, there is an entire stanza in which the eponymous heroine has a similar monologue (though it is far more violent than mine).

11. Here, I used a peculiar type of syntax in French which I was unable to translate well into English. This type of grammar is recurrent throughout the Barzazh Breizh, though I have no idea whether that is because T. H de la Villemarqué had trouble translating that from Breton, or whether that is actually archaic French. In any case, this "reference" gets lost in English.

12. Once again, the song's POV goes back to the narrator, or "pseudo-bard". Such different types of dialogues and POVs are fairly common in Breton songs and poetry, though this considerably complicates things for readers.

13. Another tough "reference" which can't be translated; Ys was said to be the former capital before Quimper. Quimper is the Finisterian capital. However, a little part of Finistère (where I, T. H de la Villemarqué and a lot of these songs come from) is known as "Cornouaille" in French, and would thus be translated as "Cornwall"- though it must not be mistaken with British Cornwall!
Now there is actually an explanation behind this, but it may seem rather complicated. Nevertheless, I'll give it a try;
before the Romans came, Gaul was divided in tribal territories. After the Romans left, these territories had been united in different bits as "provinces" or such. Today's Brittany was known as "Armorica" back then. Armorica as a whole had never been united before. At one point, however, there was indeed a "kingdom of Brittany". However, that was much later, during Nevenoe's times.
In between these two eras, British refugees and princes who came to Brittany- or Armorica, as it was called back then- claimed lands and gave them their own names according to their own back on British soil. This is why Brittany's nickname used to be "little Britain" and why there is a region in Finistère called "Cornwall". To make a long story short, parts of Brittany were basically "Briton colonies/territories"- so to speak. Now I could go on for hours on how interesting both the island and the peninsula's cultures and history are or how they are related in many ways, but I won't.
Right now, that's all you need to know in order to understand the song.

14. OK, so perhaps I exaggerated the city's importance (on purpose- this was meant to be a sort of parody of popular Celtic songs, especially ever-so-tragic-and-fatalistic Breton Gwerzioù), but it was indeed said to have been powerful and prosper.

15. The first two verses of the last stanza are another reference to the original song found in the Barzazh Breizh as well as a similar Welsh poem sung by Gwyddno, a bard from the 5th century. In both versions, the narrator can't help cursing Dahud and the "Proud Ones" for being responsible for the city's fall.

16. Dahud had the nasty reputation of strangling her lovers after great orgies before sacrificing their dead bodies to the ocean. According to different, much more modern versions, she would have actually had a pact with the ocean so that it would protect and help the city and its citizens (by letting merchants' ships come in and out freely, providing a decent amount amount of fish for everyone, etc.). In return, she would have had to offer it a young man per sunrise. If she broke the deal, she would have to pay with her own own life and that of her citizens.
While ancient versions claim the young man she fell in love with and did not want to kill must have been the devil (to tempt her) or an angel (to punish her), these modern sources claim that it was actually Manawyddan, the god of the sea, who wanted to test her (and apparently, she failed :P).
In either cases, Dahud's return would certainly mean young people would have to be sacrificed again...

Now, all I have to do is look for a melody somewhere on the internet to turn this into a song! >< Needless to say I will also have to adapt the poem, considering I doubt there are lots of songs with such an odd layout (unless it was Breton, I guess :P).
And OK, I know it isn't perfect and sounds like I'm a neo-druidic ecologist but hey, it was late at night (3AM...) and I had just watched one of Yann Artus-Bertrand's documentaries- that should explain! XD
Oh well, ecology has always been a big thing here.

And it's understandable; Brittany is not the richest region in France and never was. It is still very rural (you don't have the internet everywhere :P), and the ground has always been very rocky and hard to cultivate. The weather is not always mild and changes several times in the same day, making it tough for out-door work. And as if that wasn't enough, the sea still takes its "bloody tribute", hence our region's predilection for the colour black (back in the days, there was always someone to mourn for; a cousin, brother, father, husband or friend or even child who had been lost at sea or had drowned by accident). It's a wild, tough place, and the only way to live on was to be optimistic and admire what one couldn't beat: this crazy nature that defined their way of life.

I think this is what makes inhabitants of poorer regions in the world much wiser when it comes to preserving nature; it is painful to them, but its violence or harshness is so "unique" it is their only richness (take deserts, mountains or other harsh places, for instance). They know they can't change it although they sometimes wished they could, and I think that's why they learnt to live with it and came to love it for what it was.
People were probably aware of this during the middle-ages. In fact, I even heard there might have been a similar type of "global warming" back then as the one that is occurring today (though their origins are probably very different). In that sense, people would have been even more frightened about such an odd weather and would not have known what to do or think of it. Songs like Ys' submersion would have probably warned them about the fact nature is stronger and far less tameable than men.

But that's just my personal hypothesis, based on sources I can't possibly quote ^^

PS: I wish people could critique the French piece. Please let me know if you are willing to do so. Thank you! :D
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Nature-Lovers everywhere might understand the view of just how beautiful Nature is, and how much we gain from Nature in both physical materials of virtually every kind imaginable on the one hand, as well as the solace and peace and comfort many of us also experience. :heart:

It just strikes me that, with also the many areas of Nature that have been depleted, destroyed, and dirtied, and the continuing of this by our collective human hands, even though there is some work by some people who do try, and some organizations and more awareness- it still strikes me that MORE needs to be done as destruction is still faster than the "fixing" and also with new generations, new awareness and education has to be done again and again.

It's just the way that it is, and that more and more work NEEDS to be done in this area for our beautiful and gorgeous beloved Nature.

As it is, I personally, cannot breathe where I currently live.
And many suffer where I live.
And I must find a way out, and I have been trying for years to move.
I know it's unhealthy in many places, too. :nod:

And I just absolutely LOVE and ADORE Nature, and so I do whatever I can in my everyday life for the environment for the sake of Nature everywhere! :w00t: :boogie: :heart:
Nature is AWESOME! :w00t: :boogie: :heart:

BIG YELLOW TAXI
by Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton

They paved paradise and put up a parkin' lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swingin' hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parkin' lot

They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them
No, no, no, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise, and put up a parkin' lot

Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT
I don't care about spots on my apples,
Leave me the birds and the bees - please
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey now, they've paved paradise to put up a parking lot
Why not?

Listen, late last night, I heard the screen door swing,
And a big yellow taxi took my girl away
Now don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Hey now now, don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise to put up a parking lot
Why not, they paved paradise
They put up a parking lot
Hey hey hey, paved paradise and put up a parking lot

I don't wanna give it
Why you wanna give it
Why you wanna givin it all away
Hey, hey, hey
Now you wanna give it
I should wanna give it
Cuz you're givin it all away, no no

I don't wanna give it
Why you wanna give it
Why you wanna givin it all away
Cuz you're givin it all givin it all away yeah yeah
Cuz You're givin it all away hey, hey, hey

Hey, paved paradise, to put up a parking lot
la,la, la, la, la, la, la ,la ,la ,la ,la
Paved paradise, and put up a parking lot


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[NOTE: I just wanted to say, in advance, how especially grateful for anyone's :+fav: I may receive for this image. :thanks::aww::rose: I am honoured that you would enjoy or think well enough of my work here, to :+fav: it. :nod: So I thank you :thanks: profusely, and from the bottom of my heart :heart: . And because I do realize time constraints all too well, I understand, if you are unable to also leave a comment. :aww: However, whichever you may do, [or even both! :omg: ] I genuinely appreciate it beyond measure. I need you to know this now, in case I'm not capable of doing individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, which I've not been capable, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
:love: And even if you just came to view! :eyes: I am also very HAPPY :D for this! :w00t: ]


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Secret 14 of my new series titled, "My Many Secrets."

he is a brilliant actor haha. i just saw inception and he never fails to amaze me with his acting and the movies he chooses to act in. they keep getting better and better.

these words are my heart. my silly little heart.
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