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for a moment in time
by some unseen breath
Mother earth sinks, rushes up, dips down, and fills in the gaps
I, standing, almost six feet tall

on the precipice of some hunk of rock

carved out by dynamic forces we know not of

We were not there - 
we read our science books
, but we know not

Cleaved in two, ripped in half

buried and erected

from the beginning until the day we die

How many feet above sea level

and what’s the exact incline when your legs muscles are tearing

Sightless as you crest the peak

every excruciating ounce short of weightless

but very much alive

Rooting yourself in and unthreading

the last string of some exhale

you forgot you had held in your lungs

What are you
Why do we ask, who

when the moment comes, it is irrelevant

I gaze out over the valley

struck by a god I didn’t even believe in

Thank you thank you thank you
dreamer, come back to reality
traveller, choose one locality
empath, we prefer you rationalize
loner, just try to socialize

they’re always going to have their opinion
so what’s the point trying to please?
you’re not within their dominion
take it like a leaf riding a breeze

don’t wander too far down that path
you might find the truth
they tell you to take it on faith
but for all else they want proof

they’re always going to have their opinion
so what’s the point trying to please?
you’re not within their dominion
take it like a leaf riding a breeze


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:wave: Éllo, lads and lassies! My name is Lauren and have two BAs in Psychology and Sociology, with a minor in Women's & Gender Studies. My main artistic love is photography, though I dabble in traditional and digital art too. I also do a lot of writing, mainly poetry. I'm pretty much a nerd who loves everything: sociology, art history, pre-18th century history, and the classics. I also adore blogging, making videos, activism, music, gardening and more. And I'll kick you in the shin if you even slightly suggest that unicorns don't exist - Good day!

deviantWEAR sizing preference: M/L
Print preference: depends on the picture...maybe a matte 16x24?
Favourite genre of music: all variations of rock & indie
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, J. Uelsmann, Miles Aldridge, Sally Mann, A. Leibovitz, Marc Adamus, Jill Greenberg, Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel, Rodney Smith
Favourite style of art: renaissance, hellenistic, realism, surrealism, art nouveau, art deco, Operating System: Mac OS X Yosemite
MP3 player of choice: iPod
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Native - OneRepublic
  • Watching: Bones
  • Playing: Runescape
  • Eating: thai sticky rice mango
  • Drinking: water

If You Forget Me

"I want you to know
one thing. 

You know how this is: 
if I look 
at the crystal moon, at the red branch 
of the slow autumn at my window, 
if I touch 
near the fire 
the impalpable ash 
or the wrinkled body of the log, 
everything carries me to you, 
as if everything that exists, 
aromas, light, metals, 
were little boats 
that sail 
toward those isles of yours that wait for me. 

Well, now, 
if little by little you stop loving me 
I shall stop loving you little by little. 

If suddenly 
you forget me 
do not look for me, 
for I shall already have forgotten you. 

If you think it long and mad, 
the wind of banners 
that passes through my life, 
and you decide 
to leave me at the shore 
of the heart where I have roots, 
that on that day, 
at that hour, 
I shall lift my arms 
and my roots will set off 
to seek another land. 

if each day, 
each hour, 
you feel that you are destined for me 
with implacable sweetness, 
if each day a flower 
climbs up to your lips to seek me, 
ah my love, ah my own, 
in me all that fire is repeated, 
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, 
my love feeds on your love, beloved, 
and as long as you live it will be in your arms 
without leaving mine."

Pablo Neruda

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boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
At the risk of apparently repeating myself Happy Birthday!!!!!:iconhappybirthdaysignplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconbouquetplz::party::airborne::dance::boogie:
boot-cheese-3000 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Happy Birthday dollface!!!!!:iconbirthdaycakeplz::iconbouquetplz::party::airborne::dance::boogie::beer::iconwineplz::drunk::puke::iconbedsexplz:

Damn you changed your name? I was wondering who the HELL LAPoetry-n-Photo was. As you can see it's been awhile since I've been around these parts.

Now seeing that you write poetry I might have to peep some of it as well as your photos the min I have some free time. My job is too demanding with the long hrs and I'm so exhausted at the end of the day, I'm surprised I had time to get half my mixtape finished tonight. Now I'm off to bed.

Good to talk to you again lil' lady...........:iconcuddleplz:
Kornwolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks much for the watch!
waywardgal Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the favs. Your support means a lot 
hope you will consider watching Glomp!
MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013   Photographer
Thank you very much for adding my photo 'Treasure Island' to your favourites!

I would really appreciate it if you would check out my facebook page :facebook:… maybe you like it and even want to support me there by following.

Have a nice day! =)
Aeylan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the :+fav: :)
xbastex Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav
Sawwyer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
By the way, thanks for fav :happybounce:
Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks for the fave :hug:
williamfdevault Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Happiest of Birthdays! :blackrose:
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