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The Favorites Project #183, #184, #185

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 19, 2013, 11:16 PM

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Presenting the LITplease Favorites Project!


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Feature #183

i saw stars in your eyesi saw stars in your eyes:
and on your lips i found
the heavens, the
infinite expansion of
a cosmos in your lungs,
lush on your breath as it
trembled.
my blood in a spiral,
the grand clockwork of
the milky way -- alive
at your touch, at the
taste of your fingertips.
moving in rythym as
the tide shaking an ocean of stars:
a wave crashing down on
the sands of neptune's far shore,
a comet aflame streaks across
the night sky -- sighing softly,
our arms entwined in wonder,
a salty sea on our tongues.
we held each other,
we felt a planet in
revolution around us:
a sun in supernova,
blazing, burning from a
million light-years
away.

i saw stars in your eyes by elGallifrey

...the grand clockwork of
the milky way -- alive
at your touch, at the
taste of your fingertips...
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon MaddyJordan
forestmeetwildfireawholelotofflowers OfOneSoul



Feature #184

Wildflowers, Imperfect BirdsI breathed your name like wildflowers under vast broken skies, in wide-open spaces. The wind blowing through them spoke of dew and dirt and petrichor, and there was sunlight on the ground like a mosaic patterned by god's own hands.
I said it like a monarch claiming new land: a declaration, a butterfly breath over old earth; like it was coffee on a warm morning with the sun in my eyes, interlacing with my lashes; like it was a dream; like it was a prayer like it was a miracle wrought of air and bone and body: you, in, out, in, out, in and in and in.
I cried it out like an earthquake between lip and lip, continents that don't quite fit: your name, a fault line that doesn't know how to apologize.
And I whispered it like it had grown nothing where there should've been feathers, no wings to fly it on, like my lips were the nest it would always call home.
So I breathed it,
And I whispered it,
And I said it,
And I sang it,
Like a castle; like a mirror; like it was the big bang and ever


Wildflowers, Imperfect Birds
by flummo

...a declaration, a butterfly breath over old earth;
like it was coffee on a warm morning with the
sun in my eyes, interlacing with my lashes...
read more

Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon OfOneSoul
MaddyJordan awholelotofflowers Raneva



Feature #185

MAJESTIC - 01MAJESTIC 01
The titan arose. It shook off an era's worth of sand and stone and rock and various umbrage, heedless of the mountains crumbling around it, and stood. The sun beat down upon its chrome hull, but the tarnished metal had endured things far worse than insignificant heat. The titan arose, and remained still, as sensors began to process information at a terrifying speed. One blue, glowing eye looked out on the dusty horizon, and at the same time, the titan's scanners pinged back their results. Nothing was alive in the great red wasteland that surrounded it.
A deep, grinding sound rolled out from deep inside the titan's chest, a sonorous echo of sadness an eon old. The titan had seen oceans fade away into nothing, had seen the core of a world wither away and die. It had watched civilizations drag themselves out of the primordial mud and build for themselves shining cities and achieve great things, and it had watched those same civilizations collapse and disappear


MAJESTIC - 01
by blubbityblub

....The titan arose. It shook off an era's worth
of sand and stone and rock and various umbrage,
heedless of the mountains crumbling around it, and stood....
read more

Suggested by: OfOneSoul
Featured by:
OfOneSoul A-Rose-In-Misery
MaddyJordan AngelofGod87 Raneva


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Quality Literature

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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.
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:iconelgallifrey:
elGallifrey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for the feature! :love:
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
You're welcome. :)
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blubbityblub Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU FOR THE FEATURE!!!!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Sure. :)
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconlainloveplz:
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Writer
:heart:
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