Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant Senior Member salshepFemale/Australia Groups :iconthecabalists: TheCabalists
Recent Activity
Deviant for 14 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 424 Deviations 11,402 Comments 154,422 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Go, I said (a slinky)
Go, I said, my mouth full of wormwood, when the lies
like larvae crawled out of your wood-work,
that rude wooden city you stabled us in,
woodlice and mildew, its gates monumentally
breached by that old wooden horse-full
constructed from wood I never could see for trees.
Go, I said, to your wooden face,
in a wooden voice, saw-blade tongue spitting chips:
I will lop you like deadwood, split you
down to heartwood, stack you up
for cord-wood and burn you like bridges,
like the banged-up wooden idol of a newly ousted god.
Go, I said, the word itself a pinewood door
colliding with its wooden frame--
and you woodenly went, soundless but for shoe-soles
knock-knock-knocking on wood.
:iconsalshep:salshep 16 13
ghost tour (a slinky)
if you travel along richmond's bridge road by ghost tram,
ghostly commuters suspended by vinyl straps, you'll clatter
through the ghost of industry, factories & shopfronts
like well-smacked gobs, the weathered ghosts of pop stars
peeling off their faces & aging skinheads ghosting past
what's left of the vine hotel [now itself a ghost, dartless
& rife with vegans, menus ghost-written by some TV
celebrity twat] & go by the infamous ghost-house at 117
where martha needle converted her entire family to ghosts
[& in 1896 gave up her own ghost, at the business end
of a sisal rope] -- ride on through the 90's, ghost-like
teen spirit, grunge & recession, the whole country a ghost
of itself & hope a yarn written in the dust of ghost towns
[may as well ghost through the age of millennials]
& the ghost of you will find me by the yarra where we lost
a chunk of '86, under the ghost-gums, drunk on everything
:iconsalshep:salshep 12 17

Stuff you might be interested in.


Group: CommunityLit

Chat: #CommunityLit

A Lit group -- for Lit groups! And writers! And readers!

And let's not forget artists who write!

Brought to you by CRLiterature , the official Lit community hub.

Stay tuned for CommunityLit and CRLiterature events.

I am currently:

Reading: "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov

Watching: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

Pimping: CommunityLit - bringing writers back to dAmn!

Browsing: The Lit > Poetry gallery, daily.



Thanks so much (belatedly) for all the birthday cheers,  dear people-- I was reading, if not posting, and it was lovely reading your messages. :)

And also, I'm so sorry I've been absent -- I know I had plans with some of you, and the whole CommunityLit thing,  and I hope I haven't let anyone down too badly. Things are better for me now, and I'm back on a more regular basis, so please do poke me if you need anything, or want to continue a project, or just say 'hi'. 

I see some of you have been really busy writing/creating. I can't wait to catch up on all of it!  <3 

If there's something you're really proud of, do leave me a link in comments? 


salshep has started a donation pool!
11,510 / 10,000
I'm gathering points for subscription prizes, for CommunityLit's various Lit-promoting ventures.

All in aid of drawing us Lit people into a tighter knit community by bringing writers and groups and artists together. Plus, you all know I throw a really good comp. <3

:heart: Massive THANK YOUs to our donors! :heart:

Points allocated so far:

:bulletred: 4,100 points for Slinkyfest 2018's prize pool - awarded

:bulletred: 200 points for promotional "Poem of the Day" badge commission for the CommunityLit chat.

:bulletred: 400 points to an upcoming haiku comp hosted by Meterious

You must be logged in to donate.
  • Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Nov 20, 2018, 12:43:43 AM
  • Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Nov 10, 2018, 11:17:02 PM
  • Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Oct 14, 2018, 7:18:40 PM
  • Evilhappy
    Donated Oct 14, 2018, 7:15:23 PM


Add a Comment:
Moonbeams Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019
Happy Birthday! (even if it is slightly belated)  Hope you had a good day, and all is well.
Medjoe Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
By now, it is certainly tomorrow for you,
But from today's past, I can still wish happy birthday, right on cue!
 Have your cake and eat it too 
freyaintranslation Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
 Hi! Happy Birthday! Airborne 
Tribble-Industries Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, sorry about the clone trooper birthday cake, the fangirls hijacked it. 
KOKing666 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
Happy Birthday1
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019   Writer
Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz:
AspiredWriter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday :hug: :party:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :heart:
PermanentlyExhausted Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
hope you have a good one : )
Yuukon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019   Photographer
Happy Birthday!

You're still in my favourites :heart:
21f71a5973[1] by Yuukon  
TripleHate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2019
Happy Birthday!
InDecentSeas Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the favorite!
YundereNeko Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello I'm Miko i'm new to this sight I hope I can make some friends
AbCat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018   Writer
Also thank you for the subscription.

Here's another gratuitous post.

Post2 by AbCat
salshep Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
Quit flashing your pole at me.
AbCat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018   Writer
barefootliam Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
Thank you for the llama. A gift to a slave is an honour to its owner :nod:
LightsOnAmara Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for suggesting my poem for a DD! This Is Not a Poem About Suicide, But-

I'm honestly so grateful!
AbCat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018   Writer
Gratuitous post

Post-3 by AbCat  
GOLDENHORUS Featured By Owner Edited Nov 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know your mods are banning people on your chats right?
Add a Comment: