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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 2, 2009, 12:59 AM
Quiet



It's been a quiet holiday season here, and I've enjoyed it very much. School starts back Tuesday (though no classes for another week), so I've had plenty of time to rest and spend time with my kids; it's been nice.

Today, I'm concentrating my features on writers and writing. I was going to do something with New Year, but I expect most of you know that I wish you all the best in 2009 (because I do), so I'm going to combine some great poets with some great stamps instead. I have to make a special mention of the stamps from ForgetfulRainn because I do so love them. Hope you guys will go visit these artists and show them some support.

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read my work. I really appreciate it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,
C. :heart:

Good Reads



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Write. -stamp by Rivana Virginia Woolf stamp by ForgetfulRainn Writer. by alyssinelysium

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Nobody Wants A Happy Poem by :iconanarkhos:

Nobody wants to know about the summer I turned sixteen,
and the heatwave that left us lying in long grass
like straw,
in heaven, in paradise,
burning.

And nobody wants to know about last Christmas,
and the way the sky looks at four in the morning,
when you're in love.

And nobody wants to know what happened on the night
I named as my memorable date for my bank account.
So if all anybody wants is gloom,
I'll keep that as a secret.   

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:thumb104405002: Ernest Hemingway Stamp by ForgetfulRainn Writer - Stamp by SpeedyAlchemist

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Knot Work by :iconhamletspants:

This blood winds through us in runic rivers
winding itself like the knot work
our fathers carved with heavy blades
on the eves of summer war.
The same tumbling journey
we march, following paths smoothed
by our thousand feet
in the verdant glens at Tara.

The song - we know it so well,
but we have lost the words
they  sang in that long ago; splintered,
we meander amidst the green, stumbling
on each other like notes
in the whiskey-wrote symphony.
The knot loosens.

But
there is no straight knot; the blood
that feeds us knows its course,
through canyon and vale.

We are the notes of this long-hummed melody,
half remembered nouns and verbs spiraling on our tongues,
off one another.
This ballad belongs to us, in the same
way our hair becomes our own, sprouting
from scalps in single strands, braiding
into chords thick - like blood -
flowing free and singing.
Strings of melodious notes are thick, too.
We must each sing
the parts we recall, from days
when our warriors stalked bloody fields and bred
themselves into us.

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Dostoievski Stamp by waterlenna Sylvia Plath Stamp by ForgetfulRainn Wilde Stamp by InternetGhostPig

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If You Are A Lie, I Am A Liar by :iconottersandsky:

You're not here, but I am still
there on the floor of your hands,
twitching ribs and eyelids. My body is
a temple, oh Samson don't
pull it down.

I slept in
your brother's room, swimming with his battleships
and the muzzles of submarines and
model planes. I was a model prisoner;
made my bed,
melted out of pajamas and
into jeans,
ate your mother's baby plums
before they went off.

When we left, I ducked my head,
same head
which adorned and adored your lap,
smiled or bewilderedly backed away. Confused, cute
and giant-eyed. With your
mouth on my face,
I was perfectly still and
perfectly paralysed — you claim now
not to have noticed.

You did not cross me
or offend or possess me. At 4:06 you suddenly felt
that I should go. I was a graceful
loser, yielded beneath your
sudden upper hand — and
I wore my heart
in my beating, honeybee mouth,
I went to bed with harps and guns
ringing in my ears.

Is it just that my smooth
tabernacle shoulder
couldn't hold you longer?
Is it just that
I am not used to the taste?

I'm not there, but you are still
painted over my eyebrows and chin,
some kind of invasion —
but my body is a temple, oh
Samson don't.


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dA stamp - Writing is art, too by Valen-san Herman Melville Stamp by ForgetfulRainn Poet by Girl-just-let-go-200

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the gardener by :iconjsting:

my mouth is
pregnant
with words
that you
seeded in
my heart.

carefully,
you have
tended to your
garden

daily

with earthy
warm hugs,
cool after-sex
showers, and
nutritious late night
conversations.

all for...

one moment, miraculous

a groaned pronoun
breaks the
reluctant surface
of my lips...

...I...

and once the sac
is broken
the verb
easily flows
like an uncurling
newborn leaf...

...love...

and all your
hopes and dreams
will come true
knowing that
the roots
of your noun...

...you...

is firmly
planted in my
heart.

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Love To Write Stamp by Latias-Flyer Edgar Allan Poe Stamp by ForgetfulRainn I Heart Poetry - Stamp by Touch-and-Go

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Scatter by :iconadmantina:

S c a  tt e re   d   b ea   d       s
across hardwood floors
S-t-r-i-n-g them together
One-two-three
Precious, pre
carious

F
a
  l
   l
again

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:thumb94271074: J.R.R. Tolkien Stamp by ForgetfulRainn:thumb105462084:

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Journal layout by lockjavv
Art by isobellefox
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Sound-of-Ink Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Lovely to read these... lovely features ^^
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed them. :hug:
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Sound-of-Ink Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
My pleasure ^^
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Admantina Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Thank you so much! My very first feature anywhere.. :) This made my day when I saw it.

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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you're pleased! :hug:
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kitsune-lunari Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
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I find it really funny that my stamp [link] was featured with a bunch of literary works =P
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I have, in fact, read any number of literary works that your stamp would fit perfectly. :aww:
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:iconkitsune-lunari:
kitsune-lunari Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I used to ;)
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e-CJ Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Nice! I really like the way you put this one together, Cindy. Also enjoyed reading the poems. Especially the first one. It seems so true that nobody wants to hear the happy stuff.

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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Carole. I like the way it turned out, too. I tried what you did with your journal, putting in searches on New and Year, but I ended up with heaps of New York pics. hee. So, I went this route instead. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
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e-CJ Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
You always think of some unique new way to do beautiful features. I really love the variety in your features.
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you like it. Your Fealty feature is still the best ever!
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e-CJ Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Thanks, Cindy. That one was very near and dear to my heart.:hug:
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hamletspants Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thanks for featuring [link] !

These stamps are awesome!
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Aren't they great?! I love them. I think Poe's my favorite, but I must admit to a soft spot for Poe. :aww:
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hamletspants Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I think they're all great. I too have a soft spot for Poe, though I admit to having read a lot less than I should. He may have been the first true Gothic poet (let's leave Uncle Willy and Hamlet out of that for the moment).
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arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful features! :hug: Happy New Year!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, James. :hug:

And Happy New Year to you!
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arkansawyer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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XxWreckoningxX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
=] Very nice stamps and poems.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Lainey.
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XxWreckoningxX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
You're welcome. :heart:
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Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you always pick really wonderful pieces! Thanks for featuring them!
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed them. :hug:
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Anarkhos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you <3
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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EatingMyOwnFears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
wonderful choices! :clap:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :hug:
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EatingMyOwnFears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:hug:
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AndromedaII Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Lovely Journal Cindy. :heart:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Sirrah. :hug:
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AndromedaII Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
You're welcome Cindy. :hug:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:hug:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:blowkiss:
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forWinds Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wave:

I'll have to take a look at these features! You do wonderful things, Cindy. :hug:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad you like them. Thanks. :hug:
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ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thanks for the features! I'm very honored to be part of this sweet collection!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
You're so welcome. My feature wouldn't be the same without those gorgeous stamps! :heart:
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whoapony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Not sleeping so much tonight?
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gotten all backward over vacation. I'll pay for that about Monday. :nod:
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whoapony Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:lol: I know exactly what you mean.
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ottersandsky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thank you so much, I'm honoured. :heart:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It's my pleasure, Katie. It's a great poem. :hug:
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ottersandsky Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
:hug:
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Simply-Simon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very enjoyable Cindy :hug:
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, Simon. :hug:
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:hug:
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WolfenFire Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Very nice reads. :)
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :hug:
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