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i threw the stars out into the cosmos & used my fish hooks to hang the moon too; hide the sun from wanting eyes beneath the zaffre mountains (look how they sleep) painting the night (wisteria) with such grace.

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for who could know the wonder growing a pair of antlers can bring for a small child. time to decorate [find what you can]: shattered compasses, gears [never do they turn], maybe glitter. look how pretty she is with her elegant horns- all isabelline white & with its specks of fallow & teeth splashed with honeydew [no makeup] & a compass too many to show her the many ways to make mistakes.

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has anyone ever wondered  how a butterfly sleeps? does it keep flapping its wings in the night until its lull brings it to dreams? only to create a cosmic latte,  for all the world to see. does it hide among the twist & turns of the yellowing tule trees, waiting for the sun to rise? only to close its eyes again, slowly. waking in the dead of night to create cosmic cream of vanilla stars & snow shakes never open its eyes to winter’s breeze.
my second itty-bitty volume of poems since i wrote "atomic tangerine". [link]
in "magnolia nights & ivory stars" i highlight my (3) first attempts at prose poetry. hear the outlandish (but very short) tales of a girl and her antlers, the peculiar phenomenon of night and day, and more quirky assemblies of words from yours truly... :giggle:



edit: ohmygoodness thank you so much for the daily deviation! thank you ~slowslicksnails for suggesting and ^NicSwaner for featuring!
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Given 2013-04-12
magnolia nights and ivory stars by *littlemoonboots creatively paints vivid pictures in the reader's mind with amazing flow and word choice, says the suggester. ( Suggested by ssensory and Featured by Nichrysalis )
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iwasearnestonce Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
i was in love from the first line and devoted by the second stanza. this is beautiful. thank you.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:clap: A delicious sundae of imagery & wordplay - congratulations!
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elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on the absolutely stunning Daily Deviation! You deserve it much! ♥
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconwhisperingwatermelon:
Whaaaat? What was that.
IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.
Wonderful imagry.
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
:D Congrats on this. The title is really nice especially. Is it easier to find titles for poetry? I'm just sort of curious, since I mostly do prose and tend to have issues finding titles for things.
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
to me, from writing both prose and poetry, i find it just as difficult to find a title for a poem as it is for a prose. rather, you usually have a bit of an idea where the poem may go- while sometimes prose, for me, can be unpredictable. thanks <3.
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
ahh, alrighty. :D you're welcome!
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kremlin-dawn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous and truly deserving of a DD! :heart: I love it!

The only thing that I will say is that all the "&" symbols seem to break up the piece too much, in my opinion at least. I feel like "&" should be reserved for chatspeak, not elegant free verse such as this. When I have to stop and think about symbols, even for just a tiny fraction of a second, I lose the flow of the poem. But maybe it's just me! Anyways, still amazing though.
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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ValosBlur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
beautifull
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teethbloodbone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, I love it :)
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Adm-Ralfie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Writer
absolutely stunning <3
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
Really pretty! Congratulations on the DD, dolly! :love:
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you! <3.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
my pleasure! <3 <3 <3
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Adonael Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel like cosmic was used one too many times in the final stanza, but other than that this is beautifully picturesque - 'cosmic latte' hit me like a train!
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks. :heart:
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Adonael Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No worries!

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ssensory Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Writer
Congrats on the Daily Deviation. :)
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you for suggesting me :glomp:
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ssensory Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Writer
hahahahaha, so I was looking at this deviation and was just scrolling, looking at the comments and I came across this. At first I was confused why you were thanking someone who didn't suggest you...then I looked at the username. LOL I'm an idiot. :lmao:
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ssensory Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Writer
You're most welcome! It was greatly deserved. :heart:
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madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the DD :) Since I came across your writing, I've always thought your work is absolutely beautiful and well deserving of it :rose:
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks :heart:
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Writer
Love it, but the repetition of 'cosmic' in Part 3 is a bit off-putting... don't get me wrong, I love the imagery of caffeine-induced drinks to describe the night, but I just feel that another word could fit better with 'latte' (I wouldn't change 'cosmic cream' because I love the alliteration going on there). :)

But yeah, this is brilliant and really deserved the DD you got.
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you for the feedback.
oh and thank you :giggle:
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AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Writer
Your welcome :)
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vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you! :heart:
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vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you! :heart:
you too.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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Concora Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Writer
Gorgeous. Congratulations! :love:
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you (:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Writer
congrats !!!
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thanks <3.
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love iii.

congrats on the DD! ^^
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
thank you. :heart:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! Just a note to let you know that I've featured this piece in my journal :)
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momo-madness Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013   Writer
such rich images and wonderful thought in this piece :rose: absolutely exquisite.
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
thank you :heart:
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momo-madness Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Writer
you're very welcome :rose:
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have featured this piece in my journal: [link]
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoyed all three of these, all of them are beautifully written and I absolutely love the word choices - as each word has significance. I have never tried anything in this style before (it makes me really want to have a go!), but I honestly believe that you have written something quite unique.

My favourite would have to be the third one, the line: "does it hide among the twist & turns of the yellowing tule trees, waiting for the sun to rise? only to close its eyes again, slowly. waking in the dead of night to create cosmic cream of vanilla stars..." I just the love the image you have created in very few sentences. I also think that is what makes all of these pieces great: the imagery.

Wonderful job!
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
thank you :heart:
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hazeltown Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is really interesting. what's your inspiration?
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
the inspiration sort of sneaks up on me, sort of.
but the music group the high highs have been influencing a lot of my poetry lately.
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