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The Favorites Project #171, #172, #173

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 17, 2012, 11:05 PM

Presenting the LITplease Favorites Project!

Quick Notes

Anyone can (and should) suggest any piece of quality lit! Scroll below for our guidelines and details.

Feature #171

we are all of us artwe are all of us art
all colored
by our wills
and won'ts
shading our eyes
from sunrises
sighs and hopes
chiseled into our skins
we are gradients
from start to end
to new beginning
and then
we have penciled in
all the ever after
hanging paintings from the rafters
with chapters of artistic zen
we are each a calligraphic pen
our inks
have spanned the distance
we bemoan
we fill the skies and sea
with prose and poem
and fashion new designs
from cirrus borne
our very forms
are swirling paints
and ordered space
and twirling ornate bone
we are the details
we call our own
we make this canvas blank
our home

we are all of us art by gliitchlord

....we fill the skies and sea
with prose and poem
and fashion new designs
from cirrus borne....
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by: 
LadyofGaerdon A-Rose-In-Misery 
xMotherMoonx  awholelotofflowers Raneva

Feature #172

Sky EyesDesert hands tell tales
of a hundred arid summers, but
you are no longer as cloudless as they
(there is a storm
creeping through blue, blue veins).
But tell the sky to keep her sorrow,
that grey cascade blurring against
eyelids and horizons;
and suppress her misbegotten
droplets, seeping into the sodden
ground underfoot—
for there is still sun in your sky eyes.

Sky Eyes
by Concora

....there is a storm
creeping through blue, blue veins....
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon Raneva
xMotherMoonx awholelotofflowers A-Rose-In-Misery

Feature #173

L'OMBRE I - SHADOW I (+ audio reading)
(English adaptation below) version audio ici
Pour Neura
L'ombre I
Quand vous verrais-je au sortir des songes et des tombes il ne reste que des lisières
Frangées d'or et d'herbe coupez vos désirs d'au-delà lorsque l'écume affolée efface la tempête et
Si vos yeux glacés sur mes mains stupéfaites j'aurai voulu vos chants sous des feux de
Tambours et l'ombre de vos danses enroulée sur mes cuisses un éclat de vermeil la
Ménade mâchant le coeur de nos combats des tonnes de serpents silencieux sur le sol et la crête
Des dunes rayée d'horizon morne votre bouche à la lune reste la nuit vacante et mes rêves
Blanchis l'automne est déjà là dans les pétales fauves et les pleurs oubliés
Frantz, octobre 2011
For Neura
Shadow I
When will I s

by Exnihilo-nihil

....If your frozen eyes found my stunned hands I would have wanted your songs under more

Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon Vigilo
xMotherMoonx Raneva A-Rose-In-Misery

About TFP

The Favorites Project is dedicated to featuring a quality of literature to which other writers can aspire. TFP features worthy literature by way of a special panel of judges called Appraisers, who read and vote on all the suggestions sent in by members of the deviantART community. Our system is as democratic as possible for fairness sake: the Appraisers are instructed not to vote "yes" for a suggestion if they're not completely sure that it is a worthwhile piece of literature, and only a suggestion with at least five votes can be featured.

Quality Literature

In terms of what we consider "quality literature," we've outlined some points below with brief descriptions of what we mean, a list which is by no means inclusive. Each Appraiser uses their own discretion, but here are some of the qualities they are looking for:

1) Technique: Use of elements such as imagery, rhyme, and meter in poetry or dialogue and characterization in prose, for example, should represent the skill level at or above that of the writer. Proper use of spelling, grammar, and punctuation is expected.
2) Relevance: The message of the piece should not be obscure or overly personal; it must be able to appeal to a wider audience. In other words, a page out of last night's journal will be too narrow in focus and perspective.
3) Innovation: Literature should be clear of cliches and over-exposed opinions. The writer should always choose a fresh perspective and not be afraid to make the reader think or challenge conventions.
4) Organization: The content should be organized in a way that is deliberate to the purpose and scope of the piece. There should be no wasted space that adds only length and no significance.
5) Clarity: A writer should express themselves in a way that does not confuse the reader. For example, using large words may make a person sound intelligent, but it may also lose the audience.
6) Creativity: Literature is nothing if not creative. Wow us!


Anyone can suggest a piece of literature at any time. We are always open to suggestions!

If you have a piece of literature sitting in your favorites that you'd like to see featured, go to our Gallery of Favorites and click "Suggest a Fave. From there you can select one or more faves from your own collection to suggest. We feature literature of any genre, style, or subject, so suggest anything you think is worthy and we'll take it from there. All we ask is that you don't suggest a piece that has already received a Daily Deviation or a Daily Lit Deviation (occasionally, we will favorite something shortly before it is featured). Also, The Favorites Project will only feature one piece per deviant author. :)


Want to know what poems were featured by TFP before it came home to #LITplease (and before we featured prose too)? Check out the archive!

Add a Comment:
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is jut a little note to let you know I have featured your feature ;) You can find it here: [link].

I'd love it if you'd take a look at my features and help pass the word along!
gliitchlord Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Concora Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Writer
Thank you so much! :heart: It's an honour to be featured amongst such wonderful pieces. :)
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Writer
You are entirely welcome. :)
Exnihilo-nihil Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm very grateful - thank you :sun:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Writer
You're most welcome. :heart:
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