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You will find out that I am not a strong person. Dragons do not make a home beneath my skin to hoard their treasured princesses.  I am not that lucky. For I have misplaced collarbones just as quickly as I’ve misplaced hearts, a pulse still rhythmic against my fingertips. I am a monster of words, devouring Cummings and Plath with no ounce of self control left in my body.  I promised myself this weight would not fall for the sharp edges of stars ground into your knuckles.  But, write air into my lungs, poetry.  Give this wild thing a reason to learn the definition of tamed.

Write me a poem, and I will promise to fall in love with you, slowly and then…all at once.
...More letters to poetry. Forgive me, I'm feeling down this evening.
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pastelprncess Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
I love this. 
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BareYourMasque Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Writer
I am awestruck. The imagery in this piece... you grabbed my hand and pulled me through a moment with someone who may not have dragons beneath their skin, but who holds them beneath their tongue, and feels age and sorrow like warm breath in the winter. 

"Give this wild thing a reason to learn the definition of tamed."

What a beautiful line.

I love this. 
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Honeclaws Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
Yep me to. I hope that if I can work hard enough, then my poems would come out just as great!
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Germanyfan123321 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Loved it
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gwencesa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  New Deviant
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gwencesa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  New Deviant
Beautiful 😢
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elisakaren Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  New Deviant
you poem is enchantment.

here is one for you:

there are certain markers 
lanterns, of sorts, of home  

invisible lodestars 
that lead me back to the 
place that is familiar 

and drawn, mostly, by my hand

from the grand city of fog, 
it's the top of devil's mountain 

from the north it is the pale of
ghosts ships just beyond 

the metallic beauty that ushers
us over that great expanse
of the cold and windblown bay

there's one that is so familiar
but til lately unknown 
sought but never 
embodied or placed before me

the bones and mind and body
the breathing warmth,  with  streaks
of mischief behind the bluest eyes

some sort of conjuring
has brought him to me

some quiet act of faith
that i did not know 

i could perform

brings him back
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DropDeadPlz Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  New Deviant
This is lovely
I write poetry different but regardless this is still able to move me. 
Thank you 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No one writes the same. :) Glad you liked it!
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Pixel-ALL-the-things Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is both beautiful and rather appropriate
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chekero Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
This is one of the most amazing poems i have ever read.
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maditokka Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Writer
I love this move then life 
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NewfoundWonder Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty and inspirational:0
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CrimsonLair385 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Awesome!
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PoetryAnimePoison Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Photographer
i wish that 2
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Seems that you are reviewed in many a club? Would you stand this verse to, another rehearse before one more?


Do you have another work that you would better call your best?

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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Um, I might be completely out of it this evening, but I have no idea what you just said!
Forgive me. :(
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

 I will speak plain!

I am a contributor for :iconpoetrynprosewatchers: Would you allow me to present this to the group?

 Or do you feel that you have a better work?

Or do you feel you have enough clubs and friends and wish to decline?

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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not sure it's my best, but be my guest! :)
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JWA2277 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you friend :hug:
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monstermanga1022 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist
No worries, and besides, so am I.  I've decided earlier today that I'm going to start putting poetry on my account... I've just been so depressed lately... but I wrote a poem, and I felt better...
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Writing always makes me feel better. :)
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ninjagirl371321 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student
YOUR POETRY IS WONDERFUL.
Also.... Is that last bit a reference to The Fault in Our Stars?
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sherbetblooms Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So beautiful :heart: Moving.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If I ever find myself in a rut, all sad and feeling like I made some huge mistake... I'm going to come back here and read this, because I know it'll always put a smile on my face.
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JoeyBelle18 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful as always;
I wonder,
Do you remember me?
It's been too long...
Something I can't define
While I rewind,
Unwind,
My tangled mind.

Yeah I don't know I thought I'd be cute haha.. It's make me smile so big to get back on after so long and see about 60 updates from you.
Made my day. :) I hope you're feeling better soon? Keep writing you're so talented.
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BlackBlockSwindle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Artist

Hell yeah....

 

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Ririfrenchfri Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredible.... Truly 
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Pauper-Circumstance Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Hello! :wave: I've used your title here: pauper-circumstance.deviantart… All the credit goes to you. If you have any problem with my use of your title, let me know and I will take it down if you want me to. Thank you! :)
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ScribbleZennias Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. This is fantastic!
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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miserabel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I've used the title of this piece in a title poem right here. Tell me if you don't want your title used, and I'll take it down.
Keep writing! :jedi:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, good job with this title poem! :)
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miserabel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! In a way, I really borrowed your username too, didn't I? :giggle:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's fine. Lol
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L0liB0y-an0n Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
No be sad! :huggle: Lulu's here for you! :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Lawlessness45 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. I especially like the line "dragons do not make a home beneath my skin to hoard their treasured princesses." And the phrase "stars ground into your knuckles" is terribly creative and vivid.  "A pulse still rhythmic against my fingertips" made me catch my breath. I could feel a beating heart as I read that line. Nice work. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, glad you liked it! ^^
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Lawlessness45 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome dear! :)
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RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
So... odd thing is that I didn't really enjoy the first paragraph, but the last sentence resonated really strongly in my heart, so instant favorite anyway.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's fine, we can't please everyone. :)
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chancerox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 But, write air into my lungs, poetry.  Give this wild thing a reason to learn the definition of tamed.

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:heart: 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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1nkl1ng Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
"slowly and then...all at once" ...is that a reference to the fault in our stars? :) Either way, beautiful line, and beautiful poem.
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Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Coincidence? Or intentionally playing off John Green's quote:
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

:)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It wasn't really intentional, but it fits well.
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh Kayla this is beautiful and how desperately i needed this today..i wish i had a way with words as you do,if i did i would write you a poem about how your words give me refuge from this madness, even if its only for a moment..its enough to save me from myself when i have nowhere to turn.i know this all comes natural to you, its just your soul speaking out, but i honestly have to thank you girl,u gave me and what many others needed when no one else
cared.. i would have critiqued this but i think a critique requires some amount of constructive criticism and well im at a loss there..lol.
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MrsKyoya Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your poems make me sigh with wonder and look at the world with new eyes :heart: 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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