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so may you be brambled
with your woodland wonder:
your heart like a berry
your stories its seeds
dazzling dappled in the
thicket of it all.

yes, this is about
every fleck of you
fawned, in the dearness
of dawn. and you're dancing
your soft step stitches
into daybreak, so it knows

when the night cracks open
and the sun slips through
there's a hopeful kind of (w)hole
and a lustered line of healing
in its lifetime, ripe with love.

darling, when the fall fades in
with all its feeling
you still follow: & in
the half light of the hollow
you make meadows
out of me.
happy birthday to the radiant LadyBitterblue, one of my oldest and most treasured friends here. this poem has been FAR too many of your birthdays in the making but i finally (!!!!) finished it enough in time for this year (although i'll probably come back and keep whittling with it :~D!) i'm sending you so, so much love and magic today and always, lowenzahn. here's to you and all the light you bring. ♥♥♥♥♥

(ps i just realized this is my 400th poem?????????? WOW WHO KNEW!!!! idk if it's as huge of a milestone as i feel like it is but thank you to everyone who's supported my poetry over all these years. im so so grateful for your support and encouragement ily all!!!!!)
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XxFlameFrost101xX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
"darling, when the fall fades in
with all its feeling
you still follow: & in
the half light of the hollow
you make meadows
out of me. "


I Want this tattooed onto my flesh prison 
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
This is beautiful!
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Epixelle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaaaaa ily this is so lovely, this whole poem feels like a secret moment in a little forest grove
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gliitchlord Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018   Writer
holy god this is gorgeous
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salshep Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Beautiful sonics- the consonance evokes the whisper of leaves, woodland sounds, and overall I'm left with impression of a gentle but untamed nature.

It reminds me very much of a poem I wrote for a friend a few months ago, on PFFA - a very, very different tone indeed, but the woodland images are quite similar, they could be the much darker reflection of this. I'll post it though it's very unformed as yet, just to show you. 
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peaseblossoms Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018   Writer
:love: AHH it's so great to hear from you!!!!!! you're so so welcome, it was my pleasure and writing this poem brought me so much peace! AHHH THATS SO SWEET im so glad you felt that way from the start..... i think some of the older words especially have been waiting for such a long time for you to read them and so it was all meant to be :huggle: i hope you had an amazing birthday!!!! sweet dreams, and talk to you soon :~D ♥♥♥♥
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LadyBitterblue Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
pea. wonderful dear peaseblossoms.
♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
this still couldn't be more gorgeous, and finding it alone made my twenty-second birthday one of the most wonderful I've had. "when the fall fades in/with all its feeling/you still follow" - this piece gave me so much hope and comfort - I did follow the geese flying south through the neighbourhood for a while when autumn came, even while I was full of worries that I couldn't feel enough, that my heart had withered up over the years. I see you've kept all my best parts (polished up a bit by your fancy, perhaps) to hand back to me in the right time. you're such a bright light, pea, and your magic does spread and persevere as dandelions do.
"soft step stitches" is... ♡ ♡ this is one of the things that made me press this poem to my heart and refuse to let go (although nobody is asking me to now, thank goodness). did you know how much I've been sewing lately? did the fairies tell you all about how warm and gentle and Good it feels to set stitch after stitch and mend an old darling for somebody or bring to life a brandnew one? magic, pea, you're full of magic. (also, if I get to send you something after all, if you want to, I could embroider you a pair of gloves or such? I'm always itching to let my hands go skipping after that silvery flash of needles, and that too is best when it is for a friend)
"yes, this is about/every fleck of you/fawned, in the dearness/of dawn" sounds incredibly soft and lovely - and it has one of those perfect, melodious rhymes I so adore in your work! a flawless little gem. there are so many alliterations freckling this poem, too, which is just my absolute favourite thing. this is my greatest treasure now (beside its two siblings, of course), and I could not be more honoured. you know how thankful I am, I am sure. you've seen enough of my heart over the years - and of the little corner in it that is carved out for you, all dandelions and juniper shrubs, keeping every word you've given me sheltered. I am glad you have given this life, and that it will not be running after you any more now; I hope you are doing very, very well :heart:

- oh, and would you tell me about what you intended the "bramble" in "brambled with your woodland wonder" to mean? I read it as something like "crowned by brambles", because it sounds so much like an honour, but I could also see it being simply "overgrown with brambles" - or perhaps "turn into a bramble", since the next line says "your heart a berry". all of them are beautiful beyond belief and so sweet, I just would love to hear what youoriginally thought of it, if you would like to tell me.
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