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I've been a deviant since April 11, 2008. It's been six years. SIX YEARS?!! I can barely believe it, to be honest. It doesn't really feet that long. Although I have noticed, sadly, that a lot of people I follow have become more or less silent on dA, whether it is because they have stopped art-ing or because they have simply switched to other sites. I've always been on dA but it's been "on and off", with long stretches of inactivity (I've always checked it at least once a week but sometimes that was only to look at a few deviations and clean up my inbox and then leave). 

I was cleaning up my gallery a few days ago, removing all sorts of stuff from the "Featured" gallery, so this will be easy. Five poems that show my evolution as a writer! (Because the pictures are fun but I don't actually see that as my "art" anymore.)

 


One of my first poems posted on dA. This is actually from 2006, before I joined dA, back when I found it easier to write in French than in English. Not sure I could actually write something like this now, anymore. I guess I still like this one a lot because it's still one of my best poems in French, since I switched to English not too long after. The theme is a little bit orientalist but whatever, I was traveling in (I think) Vietnam at the time, so. 



This was my favorite poem for a long time. Also, the beginning of a whole slew of poems about war and death and urgh, depressing stuff. I was doing IB and there were war poems in English class and a lot of depressing movies in History class, so...



This was me trying out prosetry and a more informal writing tone, after finding deviant hush-lullaby and absolutely loving her writing to pieces. I kept some of the freer rhythm in my later poetry but I could never stick to the more speech-like tone. I think this is also the period when I started using less capital letters in my poems though I guess that didn't happen in this one. 



So, I guess between 2010 and 2012, I didn't really write that much. Nothing I really like anyway.  In 2010, I finished high school, so I was first busy with exams and then with settling into university. I was adjusting to living on campus, and doing university work. Then, spring of 2012, I went to Seoul for a semester of exchange and got a little bit more free time. Not that much inspiration though...



2013-2014, I've been writing a lot more. Part of it is that I became closer to some friends who are also into writing and that spurred me on. I did a few challenges, played around with forms and prompts. Part of it is also that I had to write a lot of important, long school works and I hate doing that, and writing poetry was the perfect form of procrastination. This last semester, spring 2014, I took a creative writing seminar and my style changed significantly as a result. There may be a teensy bit more of an American influence (although not too much.) I also started being a bit more serious about writing and revising.

Here's a bonus sixth poem, my favorite from this semester.

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Have you ever
hit a man when he’s down,
smashed him into the ground
over
and over,

looked someone in the eye
and turned the knife slowly,
just wanted to see them suffer?

Some days I want to do all that and more:
on the days I love you,
oh how sweetly I would kill you
and spit on your cooling corpse.

kick you 'round
10 min poem. Hmmm, not a fan of the title.

Prompt "Kick in the head", #58 in Variation 1, 100ThemesChallenge  

This list is still on my computer even though it's been years. (Like, almost 6 years since I started this?)
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your absent scowl
stares at me
a frozen image on my screen

I can still hear the birds
chirping from the other side
of the world

but you haven’t moved
and you haven’t said a word

and I can’t tell
whether I’m looking at you, or an afterimage
of you

and I can’t even tell
if you’re gone

unable to test connection
10 minute poem.
"Standing still", #42 from Variation 1 100ThemesChallenge 
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In the beginning, I was one,
One of promise and plenitude;
I was a gift given to Man
To cure anger and solitude.

Betrayed and traitor all at once,
I was misused and misconstrued,
And, sundered into existence,
Became in turn a multitude.

I carry Truth inside my bones
But never doth it appear nude,
And even truths can be transformed
Through me, by Man, when he is shrewd.

And still, though Time has twisted me,
I am – and I will always be.

In the beginning was
NaPoWriMo #13

For the contests/challenges at NaPoWriMo : Week 3 was the riddle poem and Week 4 was the sonnet. I didn't mean for this to be both, but it kind of was already going this way, so why not.

Did people manage to guess, or was it too confusing? I started off with "the word" (as in: "In the beginning was the Word", from the Bible, probably. I only know this from a spiritual but I assume it's from some verse?) – though it's also "language".
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Take the key, the long, copper one,
from the top drawer;
it'll turn three times in the lock.
You'll have to push hard on the gate –
and don't forget to lock up after you.
Turn the key three times in the lock.
To open the green gate at the back of the garden
NaPoWriMo #12 (almost on track for one every two days... ^^; )
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ParalyticProcess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the fave on "Fishbone." I really appreciate it. :)
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Arthisa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! It was beautiful <3
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VFreie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Thank you for joining :iconthewrittenrevolution:, we're delighted to have you with us. Welcome to the revolution. I salute you!

We're quite a busy group. We regularly post prompts and publishing opportunities for our members to try. Don't forget to drop into the Written Revolution chat room as well!

And feel free to add us on Facebook and Twitter. I am a dummy!
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politemaniac Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ho ho, merci pour le watch! :D
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Arthisa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hehe =D
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PrettyCrazy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the support!
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Arthisa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! Thank you for writing! :heart:
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Writer
8-) Thank you for adding Religion Free DVD Player to your :+fav:'s.
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silenced-echo Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thou art tagged, muhaha ! [link]
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Arthisa Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
bleh. =3
little poem coming soon! because I love how productive you are these days! (and because my papers are due in two days and you know, procrastination.)
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