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Literature
the walk
beneath the pewter
bowl of sky, half-formed tadpoles
wriggle in puddles
beside the road. stone crunches
underfoot, caught between treads.
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Literature
Amberlin's Song of the Belt
Del and Ralad, Mere and Plain,
Dread Gnomes, Torans, Jalis name:
One in seven. Seven, one.
Circled round, the spell is done.
Jalis, Dread Gnome, Mere and Del,
Plains and Ralad, Toran spell.
Iron circle, made with care,
Guarded by Adin’s true heir.
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Literature
Coping Mechanism
   i lack a certain
  generosity of spirit
for i am too jealous of
  my own well-being.
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Literature
Little One
Wake little, wake little, wake little fast one,
For now our new day has begun.
Wake little, wake little, wake little fast one,
For now our new day has begun.
Run little, run little, run little strong one,
For there's a hunt we must go on.
Run little, run little, run little strong one,
For there's a hunt we must go on.
Fight little, flight little, fight little brave one,
For there are those we must defend.
Fight little, flight little, fight little brave one,
For there are those we must defend.
Sing little, sing little, sing little bright one,
For there's a song in all who come.
Sing little, sing little, sing little bright one,
For there's a song in all who come.
Sleep little, sleep little, sleep little wise one,
For now the desert's day is done.
Sleep little sleep little sleep little wise one,
For now the desert's day is done.
Hush little, hush little, hush little loved one,
For I will see you with the sun.
Hush little, hush little, hush little loved one,
For I will see you with the sun
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Literature
Editing
You keeping writing me out of this story;
I keep putting myself back in.
We keep battling back and forth,
A duel of wits and paper and pen.
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Literature
Companion Clara
You came here on a maple leaf
To float into this land.
You looked outside your window,
And there you saw a man:
Little coat and little smile,
A bow tie on his breast.
You ran away; don't look away:
The weary have no rest.
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Literature
Song of the Companions
There's a long list of people
Who've come and who've gone:
Companions can never stay;
They have to move on.
Some, they are left behind,
And some choose to go,
And some, I am sad to say,
Die on the road.
But don't travel all alone
Throughout space and time;
You need to have company
To help keep your mind.
Travel too long alone,
And soon you'll become
The very thing you fought against
For so very long.
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Literature
River's Song to the Doctor
      You keep moving forward
    While I keep falling backward.
      You keep running onward
        While I am left behind.
   You'll keep traveling, I know,
     Throughout Space and Time.
  Alas, the clock that stopped here
         Happened to be mine...
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Literature
offense
why do i reread old messages
scratching at old scabs until they bleed
anew, keeping the hurt
the anger the indignation fresh?
why do i go places
i know will cause the burning
rage in my gut, bile in my throat
the "i'm betters" and "told you so's"?
why do we think to find peace
while always looking to be offended?
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secret 80212398 by Starsister12
Mature content
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Literature
Delusion
 I write so much . . . as
  if anyone gave a damn
    about what I make.
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Literature
It's Never Too Late
Every now and then, something happens to make me glad I'm a librarian:
An older gentleman walks in
looking for a book of poems by Helen Steiner Rice.  
His skin is weathered brown and he wears a checked red jacket.  
The look makes me think of farms
and years spent tilling the earth.
In his rough, husked voice,
he says he needs to read a poem at church,
and she is the only poet he knows of.  
We don't have any copies here, but
I direct him to our nonfiction section
with 100 Essential American Poems edited by Leslie M. Pockell,
in the hopes that he would find another poem
to his liking.
 
I go back to my desk.
A few minutes later,
he comes up to the desk,
book in hand and tears in his eyes.  
He says,
"You're not going to believe this."
With a smile, I say,
"Try me."
He sets the books down.  
It's open to the poem 'Little Boy Blue' by Eugene Field.  
I glance at the page,
then look up at him.  
He says,
"Way back,
when I was in a one-room school house,
my
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Literature
Arianna's Quest
       A rose in shattered teacup
           Is calling me onward.
   I don't know what it means now,
         Or where I'll have to go.
 I don't know if I'll come back alive
         But I don't think I will,
  All for the sake of the happiness
       Of one who wished me ill.
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Literature
why do you want to see me drunk?
         i don't understand
       the fascination to see
       me drunk.  i am scared
    of what you may find inside
     if inhibitions break down.
        there's a reason i'm
   so tightly controlled.  this is
        unsafe, unwise...for
   you don't know what i could do.
  beware.  here there lie monsters.
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Literature
An Artist Like Me
Everywhere there's people dying,
Everywhere there're children crying;
Suffering as far as I can see,
So there's no reason to expect a break
For an artist like me.
So many are drowning in debt,
Downing shots so they can forget
And trying to numb the misery;
So there's no reason to expect a break
For an artist like me.
Popping pills and trying to cope,
Realizing there isn't much hope
For any kind of recovery;
So there's no reason to expect a break
For an artist like me.
The bickering it never ends:
Pointing fingers, then making friends;
Got to laugh at the hypocrisy.
So there's no reason to expect a break
For an artist like me.
I don't see bombs or tanks, oh no,
This is the death that takes you slow:
Despair from which you can't struggle free;
So there's no reason to expect a break
For an artist like me.
Hard to fight when you're being crushed,
When every day feels like too much;
All your paths lead to futility,
But part of me keeps hoping for a break
For an artist like me.
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//Katana -Kat ~Lady Rose
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United States
I am a 2010 graduate of Penn State Mont Alto with a B.A. in English. I have been reading and writing stories and poetry my entire life, but I've only recently made serious progress towards completing a novel. My novels are almost always fantasy, but my poetry can range along many topics, though most are written to be quiet, sad, or introspective. Alas, I am an indifferent visual artist, so most of my drawings ans paintings are products of my art classes, not free time and inspiration.

Cosplay/Fan Art/FC dA - Hikari-Katana
Interests
  • Listening to: computer humming
  • Reading: We Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Watching: Once Upon A Time
  • Playing: Metroid Prime (sporadically)
  • Eating: homemade brownies
  • Drinking: Chai
Oh my.  Well.  Um... hi!  Yeah, it's... been a while.  Like, 2 years since I've written a journal on DeviantART.

I really haven't updated very much here.  The occasional poem, but I haven't really drawn anything in a long, long time.  I still do a bit of lurking on dA, but not as much as I used to.

I am still writing though.  Plugging away on my novel, uploading blog entries on The Cat's Cradle, and updating fan fiction (which you can read on www.fanfiction.net/~starsister… or on hikari-katana.deviantart.com)  

Remember that depression I mentioned 2 years ago?  Yeah.  Still here.  Still not fixed.  Life is still crazy.  Maybe one of these days I'll be more active on dA again.

Until then, check out my blog at kvclements.com and/or follow me on Twitter @kvclements.  

Till the next long overdue update...
 

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Mythiril Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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thank you kindly for the fav on For Science, you monster , i am glad you like my work :huggle:
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Starsister12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!  It was a well-written and chilling piece.  ^_^
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Mythiril Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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longlovevegeta Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Thanks so much for the watch :3
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Starsister12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are quite welcome!  I really like your "First Kiss" comic.  You really captured their personalities and the style, which is awesome.  Keep drawing, and thank you for sharing your work!
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longlovevegeta Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thanks a lottttt! :hug: :D This is my fav comment to get "you captured their personalities" cause it's so important to me >.< so thank you thank you thank you!
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Starsister12 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome, m'dear!  Happy Holidays!
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for adding my work to your collection
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Starsister12 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!  Thank you for sharing it!
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Encouragement to your favorites. I'm glad you like my writing :)
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