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Portrait Of Me by Pamela DelliColli by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Portrait Of Me by Pamela DelliColli :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 19 10 Magic Is Afoot by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Magic Is Afoot :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 16 9 Success by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Success :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 8 0 A Rose For My Love by Pieces-Of-My-Heart A Rose For My Love :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 15 9 A Rose For My Love by Pieces-Of-My-Heart A Rose For My Love :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 17 12 Happy Easter by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Happy Easter :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 48 51 The Christmas Gift by Pieces-Of-My-Heart The Christmas Gift :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 175 187 Witches Hollow by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Witches Hollow :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 68 25 Witches Hollow - animated by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Witches Hollow - animated :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 195 105 Dance Of The Veils by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Dance Of The Veils :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 157 89 Autumn Magic by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Autumn Magic :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 152 99 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Chronic Fatigue Syndrome :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 132 128 Only A Dream by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Only A Dream :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 146 120 Making Love With Nature by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Making Love With Nature :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 132 88 Moonlight Dance by Pieces-Of-My-Heart Moonlight Dance :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 162 97 When The Music Is Over by Pieces-Of-My-Heart When The Music Is Over :iconpieces-of-my-heart:Pieces-Of-My-Heart 245 182

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nobody knows by FlorinALF nobody knows :iconflorinalf:FlorinALF 320 99 Making a Splash by Cloudrunner64 Making a Splash :iconcloudrunner64:Cloudrunner64 5 12 Calm by Cloudrunner64 Calm :iconcloudrunner64:Cloudrunner64 11 12 Bill and Len Comic 2 by blackfoxlady Bill and Len Comic 2 :iconblackfoxlady:blackfoxlady 11 35 Bill and Len Comic 1 by blackfoxlady Bill and Len Comic 1 :iconblackfoxlady:blackfoxlady 5 36 Halloween free stock by moonchild-ljilja Halloween free stock :iconmoonchild-ljilja:moonchild-ljilja 113 39 Autumn Free background by moonchild-ljilja Autumn Free background :iconmoonchild-ljilja:moonchild-ljilja 597 153
Hamlet's Last Lament
From atop this perfect perch
in Christendom
I spy with my little eye
something, something rotting
in the state of Denmark -
maybe just my father's last rites
or his breath
off the North Sea
like a whiff of bad luck
holding up these ramparts.
I see his ghost
playing cards in the stable
and trying to bed the chambermaids
in the larder again
but Gertrude doesn't notice -
too busy at her loom
unravelling her lady's parts
and longing for a mama's boy
to suckle at her loins.
I watch the girl next door
grow smaller
and sleep alone,
worn down by a week's catechisms
to pin upn her sleeve,
a parting gift
from this unconstant swain.
And far below my fool awaits,
his dull circle of bells
and felt-flap cheeks
somersault across the rocks
beckoning me to join him.
Hell's teeth -
it's a glorious night for a swim
and the leap just might take
my breath away.
:iconpoetrymann:Poetrymann 79 69
Wet Twilight by LuLebel Wet Twilight :iconlulebel:LuLebel 74 6 Almost a Painting by sesam-is-open Almost a Painting :iconsesam-is-open:sesam-is-open 90 85 Solo by sesam-is-open Solo :iconsesam-is-open:sesam-is-open 78 33 Senza Parole by sesam-is-open Senza Parole :iconsesam-is-open:sesam-is-open 122 62 True Dreams Never Die by sesam-is-open True Dreams Never Die :iconsesam-is-open:sesam-is-open 137 83
Goddess Of Fertility
Goddess of Fertility
Across the lands among the fields of coming wheat and rye,
In morning mist by humid earth beneath the summer sky,
A youthful girl does lead her way with meaning to amend,
She walks alone, she sings a song touching ears with hand.
Her song is calm, her motion's flown and every step's unseen,
The golden lands, they are the realms of where she's a Queen,
Her simple dress is raying light, it's made from ardent gloss,
She is barefoot, her gentle feet are always close to earth.
The dawn is breaking, Sun is rising, she's going on and on,
Her eyes are shining, face is smiling, she's blessing every corn,
She's calling rains and giving heat, she's looking after yields,
Her dreams, desires and her freedom are in these endless fields.
She picks the flowers at the noon as weaving a new wreath,
When she's tired looks for rest in shades beneath the trees,
In peace she sits, the nature greets her melody that's great,
And every leaf, a blade of grass once start to celebrate.
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Believe by dusteramaranth-stock Believe :icondusteramaranth-stock:dusteramaranth-stock 11 2 Believe by DusterAmaranth Believe :icondusteramaranth:DusterAmaranth 242 44




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Goodbye My Darling

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 29, 2010, 4:51 AM

My Sweet Angel
January 10th 1996 - November 19th 2010

My beautiful girl, Jessie, passed away on friday the 19th of November, and I feel like my heart has torn out and gone with her :tears: She was the sweetest, most patient, loyal and loving friend I could ever have hoped to have and I am very grateful for the almost fifteen years we had together but I also want to scream it's not enough... I want more :tears:

She was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in August 2009 and since then I'd been doing everything I could to slow the deterioration of her kidneys but they were failing, and she was suffering, so I got a travelling vet to come out and she said that there was nothing else that could be done and that kidney failure is a horrible death and it could go on for days with her suffering just getting worse, so I patted her head and talked to her while she was put to sleep :tears:

I miss her so much and I have been haunted ever since by the suffering in her eyes and also by the moment in which the light went out of those beautiful eyes but a couple of days ago I received a sympathy card from the vet, who was so very kind and caring, and in it she enclosed the poem below which has really given me a great deal of comfort.

If it be I grow frail and weak
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad - I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer... so,
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where all my needs they'll tend,
But stay with me until the end,
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see,
It is a kindness you do for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From this pain and suffering I've been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who must decide this thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

Author unknown

I'm sorry if I haven't replied to a message you've sent me or viewed your work, I am way behind with DA. With having CFS I don't have a great deal of energy and nursing Jess as she became sicker has been taking more and more of it. I hope to catch up soon but my heart's just not in it right now :(

Jess at three months old and so full of energy
and curiousity

Nine months old in October 1996 and utterly

With her frisbee and her football in 1997. She
loved having things thrown for her to fetch
and had a big collection of balls that she was
always excited to add a new one to

Me and my girl in 1999

Nine years old in 2005

She loved to swim, especially if she could
combine it with her love of having something
thrown for her to fetch

The face of an angel
July 2010

Eyes shining with her wonderful intelligence
Taken just 5 weeks ago

Goodbye my darling, may your spirit fly as free as the wind...

And when I join you by and by
Together shall our spirits fly
In heavenly realms so sublime
Forever spring will be our time
For only will our bodies lie
In yonder field

~ Andrea Da Costa

  • Listening to: thoughts of my beautiful girl
  • Watching: replays of her life


Andrea Da Costa

After going through a very dark and difficult period of my life, I emerged with the gift of poetry, writing my first poem in June 1999. Since then writing has become a great love and my poems have been published in numerous publications. My writing also led to an interest in web page design when I started a website of my work, called Pieces Of My Heart, in June 2000.

This in turn led on to an interest in making graphics as I came across things I needed for my site that I was unable to procure elsewhere and I would wrestle with my graphics program until I worked out how to make them :D Now I've found that I really enjoy making graphics as well and have had great pleasure in making these images to go with my poems... I hope you enjoy them too!

Current Residence: Australia
Favourite style of art: Fantasy
Personal Quote: When you open your mind, wonderland is waiting! ~Andrea Da Costa

Which do you prefer? 

36 deviants said Witches Hollow --> animated version pieces-of-my-heart.deviantart.…
15 deviants said Witches Hollow --> non-animated version pieces-of-my-heart.deviantart.…


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meregoddess Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And finally, it's here, my birthday wish:

Happy Birthday to you...................

Okay, it's not as nice as a new card, but still... :)
shades-of-art Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, Andrea! :cake:
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2019
Happy Birthday with much joy!:heart:
All best Wishes for you by KmyGraphic
Coralwerks Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday, Andrea!
meregoddess Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's getting closer...
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