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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-08-26
If, Then by ~CailinLiath ( Suggested by tiganusi and Featured by BeccaJS )
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Ghalaghor Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
this is so deep that i do not know what i should say...except gwasemic (great, awesome and epic mashed together to one single word).
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MermaidInDisguise Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was hooked on every line, and I didn't even realize where I was going until I reached the end and felt a really strange disappointment, like I was looking for something and getting increasingly more frantic until I remembered that I hadn't lost anything at all. (Sorry for the long metaphor, haha) I love that I was so emotionally into it, though! This is certainly going in my favorites!
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AIA42 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was wonderfully intense and ambiguous and mysterious in the most intriguing ways, I'll openly admit I got quite lost <XD. It's like one of those things I don't understand, this poem, but I like it nonetheless, it has charm and impact and keeps me thinking about it even after it's over.

The end was like running along a path and then suddenly realizing it leads off up to the edge of a cliff and skidding to a halt at the last second . . . and yet it somehow works. ^^ Amazing job
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kfurnacespoken Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. I really like this you are phenomenal. When I figure out how to post my poetry I hope you will read.
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sibiawesome Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I feel like there should be a hunched, old woman reading this to me... It has a very mysterious tone. :) I liked it a lot, good work.
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Wataqo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
That last line made me want to kick something, but in a good way I think.
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RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
lovely well done on the dd
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Congrats. I like how pregnant this is, each new "If" swelling with implications and insinuations.
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
Wow. (Isn't that an articulate comment on my part?) This is really, really nice. Congrats on the DD.
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KyaniteArcher Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation. :la:
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
This is absolutely incredible. :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional
I hate to make it about feels, but this gave me them.
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I'll take pictures or send you a copy if you like
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tiganusi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional
I'd sacrifice a small child for a copy.
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I'm thinking of making a v. tiny run of 10. I'll put you down on the list for one.
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I've got a little booklet papercraft project in mind for it.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Reminds me of this piece by Anne Carson, [link]

(sorry that the webpage is so obnoxious... it's a bit of a long read, but worth it!) :coffeecup:
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
While I didn't have that poem in the conscious foreground of the writing for this, it must have been poking me in the back somewhere. I adore Anne Carson! (And that's not at all long, comparatively, in her oeuvre. Marvelous to read first thing in the morning.)
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Glad to hear that you're a fan! She's the coolest... I only read this poem recently, it's phenomenal.
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I've read almost everything of hers. I've yet to tackle Nox, but I've got it on the shelf. She is most definitely the coolest.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
My favorite thing to do with Nox is to pick up the first page, climb on top of something so I'm really tall, and drop it into the rest of the book. It's also fun to stretch Nox out as far as it can go around your house.

Yes, and reading it is delightful too. Averages one classics-major-fangirl squeal every five pages.
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I meant to read it as soon as we brought it home, but then just didn't get around to it. I've been slowly making my way through her Sappho translations "If Not, Winter". But "Autobiography of Red" followed by "Glass, Irony, and God" hooked me hard. And then I read everything. Except Nox.
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
The Sappho translations are my favorite. I'm going to leave that there before I change my mind!
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Hah! The Sappho translations are beautiful. I stole a line from one once and forgot about it. And then was surprised when I found it again.
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