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Every night, on the insides of my eyelids,
I paint the Universe with the ink set of imagination
And the charcoal sticks of memory,
Then flip it upside down and the wrong way round
And let it snag into focus-
On my sleeping synapses, the branches of the Inspiration Tree .

In my ivory skull-box of random echoes,  
Every melody, every voice, is re-written and rescored,
For a symphony of electricity, crisscrossing nerves ,
And running down, like liquid lightning
Into the ears of the dormant soul.

Here, this is that part of my chaotic desk
Where I re-write physics to suit myself,
Redesign monsters and angels to my own specifications
Until the lines between them are blurred out of recognition.

In this drawer, I keep my nightmares
Under layers of fine, crinkled tissue paper, bound with laughter
And interspersed with the dead bodies of silk butterflies

This rack, here, holds the satin ribbons and velvet strings
Of the slipping, crackling madnesses that only come out when I call

And this chair.

This leather, swivelling chair, of worn through walnut and ebony wheels
This is where I rest
To sketch my fantasies on the canvas of the night.
Oh, I'm so weird sometimes.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A bed would be more comfy and just as effective. :)
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
:blackrose: Your lovely poetry has been featured here: fav.me/d6ogtjc
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Fourth Allied Artwork Feature! Please :+fav: the article to bring attention to the feature. :)
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Mr-Black-Bird Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is very well written, introspective. I love the last line. Good work.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :)
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Irina1801 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW ARE YOU SO DAMN AMAZING AT POETRY, I WANT TO GO AND CRY BECAUSE I WILL NEVER BE THIS GOOD
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No way, you are this good. And there is loads that I still need to improve on, believe me. I can't believe you're going back to school so soon! I won't see you any more!
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Irina1801 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH SHUP, no improvements needed! And yeah I know, won't see you any more D'X You're in Singapore now, right? XXX
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No- that's in January now.
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gaga-crazy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im wondering if i could put your work in my next deviantart blog?
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:iconfaefallen:
FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course. :) Thank you for asking me first.
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EvranaWolfsong Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like I'm reading something that comes close to describing myself . . . It's a very beautiful peace!
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:iconfaefallen:
FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D
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EvranaWolfsong Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very welcome c}:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Only if by weird you mean brilliant. This is gorgeous.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Welcome. :)
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Writer
I think this is my favorite stanza, but it's very hard to choose:

"Here, this is that part of my chaotic desk
Where I re-write physics to suit myself,
Redesign monsters and angels to my own specifications
Until the lines between them are blurred out of recognition."

I love the way poets see the world.
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:iconfaefallen:
FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lots of people seem to like that bit. Thank you very much :)
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notoriouslyMe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think you're weird. I this this is very poetic, and has a surreal quality like the things in it you describe.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :)
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notoriouslyMe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
c:
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prpleuthanasia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
You're not weird... Quite a nice self-expression, very nicely put it...
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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prpleuthanasia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
my pleasure
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Venry Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
you're not weird, you're amazing :dance:
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay, thanks! :D
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H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vision:

Your message gets across clearly and with emotion. As a reader and writer/poet I can sense your passion through your words. The images are so strong I can see your 'painted dream' in my minds eye.

Originality:

You have taken poetry to a new level. The expression of what it's like for a writer/artist/photographer/designer inside our minds is something only those of us who take a risk, by putting our work out in the world understand. I've never read a poem that tells a truth this beautifully.

Technique:

The execution is nearly flawless. The reader is truly engaged, brought into the mind of the artist/writer/phtographer/designer within seconds.

One suggestion, which is for a line at the beginning of the poem, is a slight word change that would make the execution even stronger:

"with the ink set of imagination"


Impact:

I am nearly speechless. This poem really strikes a chord in me.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the appreciation, the suggestion and the comments. I'm reeally touched that you took the time to write this comment for me. Thank you.
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H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I figure if I'm part of a group I should read submissions and comment on the ones that stick out to me! How long have you been a poet?
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Erm... some of my pieces I had before I even joined dA, others I made up recently. It's only rarely that people really enjoy them though :)
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H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that's because poetry is a one-stop-shop. Either people like it or they don't. It's hard to figure out what people enjoy, but I could really sense passion.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the reassurance there. :)
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H-A-Cooke Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! It's something I've learned over the years I've been writing. Also, always write for yourself. Since it's your heart, soul, emotions being poured out on the page, it really isn't up to anybody what you write. But there are always people out there who will relate.
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Writer
You may be weird, but this piece is brilliant.

"Here, this is that part of my chaotic desk
Where I re-write physics to suit myself,
Redesign monsters and angels to my own specifications
Until the lines between them are blurred out of recognition."

I had to reread several times. I love it. Masterful way with your words here.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!!
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Beyond my pleasure.
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XxCrazyAppleGirlxX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student
i thoroughly enjoyed this. c:
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
tHANK YOU :)
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XxCrazyAppleGirlxX Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student
you're welcome c:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link]
Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Your deviation has been featured: [link] =)
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! :D
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
You're welcome! ^^
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uzmon123321 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
very good way of describing dreams. Very unique! great job!
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
This is quite beautiful and very intriguing! I really loved reading it. Beautiful job and so much intimate feeling imagery. :clap:
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Kay-March Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
No I don't think you are weird, or I have to call myself a freak also.
You have a beautiful mind.
The poem is beautiful.
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FaeFallen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks ! :D
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