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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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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
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