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Promises to Monsters by DearPoetry Promises to Monsters by DearPoetry
“What does a promise mean,
when made to a monster?

—No beast will find us
where we run!”

( His eyes forgive me. )

For I would sell all I had
to own myself.

Book: Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue

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MafiaVamp Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This artwork has been featured in the eighth issue of my Shudder Features series! La la la la
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SingingWithTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
That was beautiful. I never thought poetry could be found within a book. Great job!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Mockingjay00 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Very pretty, in both appearance and wording~if that makes sense, ^^;

Nice work, :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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McFlyAndGinsengTea Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconlauryn120:
Lauryn120 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
brings tears to my eyes.
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:iconasasser:
asasser Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
What a beautiful and lovely idea....
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Writer
Particularly clever.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Ultra-vanilla Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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MouseMaster42 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*.*
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Renovative Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
nice great ting you got going
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! ^^
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Twilight-artist Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a reader, I hate marking up books myself, but what you do is beautiful. :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Even ones that are very old and falling apart?
I always feel bad for them, myself.
That's one reason why I do it. :)

Thank you, regardless! :)
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Twilight-artist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I usually try to put falling apart books back together. Maybe I'll try doing something like this next time I find one. ^^
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blackdragontears Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
It could also easily be "Beauty and the Beast" :D
So very pretty :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I believe that was the original story. :)
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blackdragontears Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Ahaha, really? That's awesome!:giggle:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. :)
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LittleMissAries Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really pretty.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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GelliiAce Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can never do this to the books i own, i rather just write it out on a different piece of paper but then that would suck. lol.

anyway, really awesome stuff you got there~! :meow:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't use 'good' books.
I only use books I find in used bookstores/antique shops/goodwill.
So don't worry.
I just feel bad with them laying around lonely.
I feel as if I need to make something even more beautiful out of them. :)

This book here has marks all in it where the previous owner highlighted/underlined a lot of the pages.

Anyway, glad you like it regardless.
I know it upsets some people.
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GelliiAce Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought you bought another copy, etc lol, im like thats a whole lotta money you got there :XD:

well you did make something beautiful out of it so if some people are still upset about it, it's their fault that they dont appreciate good art like this in front of their eyes (:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I did! lol
I also read the book before I touched it with ink.
But I fell in love with it so I had to buy a good copy for my bookshelf. :)

Some people just believe it to be disrespectful towards the books.
I'm an artist, oh well I say. lol
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GelliiAce Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
people like you make authors rich! Ahaha xD

lol what matters anyway is your feelings toward your art or poetry and the people who like it :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Accidentally, I assure you! lol!
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GelliiAce Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, ahaha! :XD:
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CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Artist
I did this in Camp this Summer XD Very Nice
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
It's a lot of fun, isn't it? :)
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:iconcodabear48:
CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Artist
Soo Much Fun :D Maybe I should post mine from camp. What do you think?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes please! :)
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CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Artist
Ok :D I'll send you a link when I post 'em
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Ilovehorses111 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty epic
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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Ilovehorses111 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how it bounces to one another. And it makes up a sentence or a story in a book.. but.. a story.. out of a story.. LOL :dummy:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A dream within a dream.
Sorry, couldn't resist! XD
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Ilovehorses111 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would've said the same thing
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Technically it's a story within a story, within a book. :heart: lol!
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Ilovehorses111 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly! :dummy:
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Ice-Dutchess Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mistook this for beauty and the beast.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, the original story is, yes. :)
The book 'Kissing the Witch' is a collection of fairytale stories.
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Ice-Dutchess Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it. It's like a different version of grimm's whole book.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. :)
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Awyas75 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Writer
Is this style of poetry a style you came up with or is it something anyone can do? It looks fun and I would love to try it. C:
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