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Joined 12-30-02, id: 317945, Profile Updated: 05-21-13
Author has written 71 stories for Love, Religion, Friendship, Humor, Nature, General, Song, Fantasy, Life, Haiku, and Politics.

I'm a poet, and I know it.


The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde

I sound my barbaric yawp o'er the rooftops of the world. Walt Whitman

If I can stop one Heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

(now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened) E. E. Cummings

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them. Robert Graves

- then on the shore of the wide world I stand alone and think, till love and fame to nothingness do sink. John Keats

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

To see the world in a grain of sand, and Heaven in a wildflower... William Blake

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. Victor Hugo

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Carl Sandburg

Do I dare disturb the universe? Thomas Stearns Eliot

Poetry is the deification of reality. Edith Sitwell


Welcome to my abstract Elysium.

(Your comments are greatly appreciated. I will do my best to return the favor.)

(A few FAQ's answered:

The "numbers" for some of my poems' titles are the "time of inspiration"... I got tired of titles that gave too much away.

I realize the line and stanza breaks seem random - they're not. They are intended to add a new meaning to each line. Although lately, the formatting hates me and refuses to let me include any stanza breaks at all... grrr. Someone want to PM me about how to fix that?

I don't always capitalize "I" because I don't want to, not because I can't. The lines may or may not have capitals, proper punctuation, even spelling - I assure you it's all intentional. Please don't assume I can't spell. I can.

The poets who inspire me are Emily Dickinson, John Keats, e e cummings, and Shakespeare.

Also, thank you so much for the lovely reviews. I truly appreciate it. Please do leave feedback!)

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the caging of beauty by la luna cara reviews
"for in painting an instant / it is captured, then lost, / the memory overshadowed / by apathetic dyes"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2006
to grace by sunkist deathmints reviews
(Originally written 2.11.05.)
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 311 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2006
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD by thank you thoughtful reviews
all-you-can-eat haiku buffet
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26/2006
Reflection by Faithless Juliet reviews
Incoherent, but still able.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/25/2006
She is Writing Nightly by Moondog Dozier reviews
Show me how you hijack a unique word,
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/23/2006
Honestly by The Watched reviews
Because sometimes, lies are precious. And sometimes, they're necessary.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/20/2006
Macbeth by amor-remanet reviews
A character portrait piece modernizing Macbeth.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 28 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2006
Hamlet by amor-remanet
A character portrait piece modernizing Hamlet.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 21 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2006
Eve by amor-remanet reviews
A character portrait piece modernizing Eve.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/9/2006
Visions of Pearls by Faithless Juliet reviews
The swinging single life - I had forgotten what it feels like to be alone.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 408 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/13/2006
said epiphany: by if sighing reviews
full title: said epiphany: you breathe too much for something so small
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 12 - Published: 3/8/2006
Ten to Three by M.J. Perales reviews
A poem written at ten to three in the morning. It's about writing poetry, but not recognizing what you've written.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 30 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/24/2004
atlantis by Ellerfru reviews
I don't know how to describe this one. Difficult to understand and maybe a bit sad. If you believe it or not, it took me five months to write it, but now I'm quite proud of it.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/13/2002
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and you will say that i have loved too much reviews
a broken-hearted sonnet. shakespearean style, iambic pentameter.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/21/2013 - Complete
i see us
for this moment i defy the laws of physics and my mother.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Published: 1/22/2013
i can feel a death, she said reviews
she nodded; i will fall into a grave and dream myself a death.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 390 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/21/2013
the words have lured me out of doors again I & II
Two poems that share the same first line: the words have lured me out of doors again.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 302 - Published: 8/22/2012
panes I & II
Two poems that go together. "I stand at a window. I am allowed this."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 364 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Complete
two nonsense poems
paul in french in paul and perhaps title . Nonsense poetry.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Published: 4/8/2012
observations of the grass & blushing to myself reviews
let me have those words you hide/behind your ocean eyes inside your head
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2011 - Complete
A Found Poem, S23
This is a "found poem" created using only the words in Shakespeare's 23rd Sonnet. Enjoy!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 9/25/2011
a first
why be more than what we're made of : young shenanigans
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Published: 9/25/2011
may the eighth prose of an evening
i think it would be nice to have a fate. something planned.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 269 - Published: 5/8/2011
this my captor day
what am i can satisfy this earth this beast this day of air -
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 312 - Published: 4/11/2011
0146
I had forgotten about this poem, and now I've found it. Enjoy.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 209 - Published: 2/25/2010
timedoesntreallymatter eurydice reviews
i mean ; / even poetry isn't enough / anymore. Please review.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/21/2009
1139 a talk with god and the rain reviews
there is a time when smiles die. Please leave feedback.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 256 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/7/2009
0943 reviews
Full title: 0943 dark houses on snowmaybe
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/23/2007
0133 reviews
a shadow caught homeless in sunshine. Please review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/28/2007
cold reviews
i'm mmm fine.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/2/2007
0207 reviews
a metaphor lingered at doorways, then died without notice or warm enough clothes for the winter. Reviews appreciated.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/11/2007 - Complete
0831 reviews
there's a new deny... A short little musing poem. Please read and review.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2007 - Complete
sometimes i sit reviews
sometimes i sit and catch my breath.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/8/2007
0119
there's spaces in between these lines to meet you. Reviews are much appreciated!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Published: 2/14/2007 - Complete
0935 reviews
A breath of air. Enjoy, and tell me if you do!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/14/2007 - Complete
sing me reviews
An exercise for music class. Enjoy, and tell me what you think!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/30/2006
1038 reviews
A poetic thought. Review please!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 9/4/2006
2128 reviews
The delightful joy of twoness. Please review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/1/2006
0210 reviews
"joy is a change in the water" Please review.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/20/2006
1025 reviews
Full title: 1025 (go for the lungs ere they shatter)
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/28/2006
1253 breathing twice to keep shadows at bay reviews
"back in the time of this strange hour..." In two parts. Reviews greatly appreciated!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 441 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2006
1044 reviews
"silence is/the classroom of the soul." Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2006
0456 reviews
Life is my summer, and I'm gonna soak every last ray. Please review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2006
0151 reviews
To social drinkers of self-delusions, and those whose cups runneth over. Please review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/14/2006
0819 reviews
I wish someone could kiss it better. Reviews are very welcome.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/13/2006
The Unexamined Life reviews
An exercise for my creative writing class. Inspired by Jesse Ball's "Parades". Please review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2006
nine to five reviews
A debrief of the way things are. Company policy, you understand. Reviews gladly appreciated!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/24/2006
Hey reviews
A short little dialogue with the prez and I. Not for violent Bush-lovers. Review please!
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/24/2006
0134 reviews
I am a truth-teller, so stone me already. Reviews welcome.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/23/2006
1104 reviews
I wanted to walk past my house and stay a part of it, but I'm too safe. Please review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 5/21/2006
1012 reviews
Nostalgia of places and feelings I barely recall. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/17/2006
Dandelion reviews
What would you do as a dandelion? Would you let the wind bare your white head? Or would you be picked, while young and golden? Reviews are encouraged.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/17/2006
0648 reviews
Written under the aftereffects of stress. Hope you like. Reviews much appreciated!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/17/2006
Ten Haikus on Summer reviews
Nostalgia of a favorite season in 5-7-5 format. Reviews as welcome as summer itself.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 5/14/2006
time after wasted reviews
The burden of being a poet with an ignorant audience. Sympathize? Tell me about it. Reviews make me feel alive!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/9/2006
Night reviews
Observations of one of my favorite times of day. Reviews warmly appreciated.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/9/2006
Haiku: Time reviews
Something no one has enough of these days. Review, please!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 4/30/2006
untitled reviews
"I have been spoken to." Help me come up with a title? Reviews appreciated muchly, thanks!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/30/2006
Thought Poems reviews
These three-line poems are not haikus, but 'thoughts' that became poetry. They sprang from many single moments of inspiration, and I'd like to share them. Enjoy! Please review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/30/2006
1215 reviews
I am woman, hear me roar. All reviews welcomed.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/30/2006
To My Muse reviews
An ode to inspiration, personified. Feel free to share your opinion.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
a voice among the deaf reviews
An abstract tragedy about the realities of miscommunication. Reviews strongly encouraged.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 358 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
Beat reviews
A rhythmic ode to popular music, and the power of the dance floor to liberate. Please review!
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
Speculations reviews
Girl assesses a situation. A boy situation. Teen anxiety ensues. Review early and often!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
driving in december reviews
Observations of snow, while reading Hamlet. Reviews are much appreciated.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/21/2006
Inspiration Untitled reviews
Part of a class project involving making paper, listening to music and getting inspired. Oh, and curlycues. Please review!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
Dear Reader reviews
A poet's letter to her audience, about poetry. Enjoy! Review!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/21/2006
In The Quiet reviews
What happens in the silence? Reviews welcome.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/21/2006
Calling Me reviews
Have you ever felt so much a part of something that it called to you? I have. All reviews glady appreciated.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
my portrait reviews
A picture's worth a thousand words. A portrait is worth a poem. Please review.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
Good Friday reviews
What would it be like to watch Him die? An earlier poem of mine. Reviews welcome.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/21/2006
The Wish reviews
Written at Interlochen Arts Camp. Who doesn't wish their songs could do this to a significant other? Read and tell me what you think.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
Sonnet: Words Cannot Defend My Sore Heart reviews
Inspired by Shakespeare In Love, a very sappy sort of love story that inspires sappy love sonnets. Enjoyet! Reviewet!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21/2006
Sonnet: The Business Proposal
Some guys just don't get it. Here's another attempt. In sonnet form, so readet and reviewet, please!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Published: 4/20/2006
Sonnet: An Unpacked Heart reviews
Hamlet: "... must I, like a whore, unpack my heart with words..." 'Tis a sonnet. Readet. Reviewet.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/20/2006
The Singer's Preference reviews
At Interlochen Arts Camp this past summer, I was inspired by 1) the natural beauty and 2) the amazing music. Hence, this poem, which has since been set to music by myself (4 part chorus and piano) and performed at my last concert. Tell me what you make of
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/20/2006
Lost In Translation reviews
This happens way too many times. Review if you hate language barriers of the heart.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/20/2006
Prayer reviews
A series of questions. Do you know the answers? Review please!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/20/2006
A Poet's Maxim Revised reviews
Poets and puns and rhyme, oh my! A fun little poem. Hope you like.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2006
Gramercy reviews
'Gramercy' in Shakespeare's time was 'Thank You', slanged from French 'grand merci'. Enjoy! Review please!
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/20/2006
Everyday reviews
A cute little poem I wanted to share with you guys. Reviews welcome!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/20/2006
Credo reviews
A lover's creed. In the style of E. E. Cummings. All grammatical errors are purely intentional. Reviews welcome!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/20/2006
Affair reviews
What is the love of a pen to paper? If this love could be expressed, would this poem be its offering? You tell me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/20/2006
Rainy Day reviews
A true poem about love, rain, and the pain they both tend to inflict. Reviews welcome.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/15/2006