a dead head and a butterflyI never really knew lovea dead head and a butterfly by *meldickinson
until I watched you smoke a pipe.
You’re an artist---
smoke rings made with a thick tongue.
I want you to consume me
with tall hands;
teach me how to love
I’m afraid to tell you
I had a dream
and a butterfly,
and it died–
but her love didn’t.
Featured Members of 2011It's hard to believe that we've gone through the entire year, but it's true. A lot has happened this year – on deviantART, within #theWrittenRevolution and out in the real world. As we embrace the new year, many people are reflecting on the events and changes that 2011 brought. As a group, on of the ways we're celebrating 2011 is by looking back at our Featured Members from the past year. Each week, a different admin chose and featured a different deviant that stood out both as a member of the group and as a talented writer. We've seen an enormous variety of people who all have a unifying passion for the written word. Kind of like the group itself, no?Featured Members of 2011 by #theWrittenRevolution
We're planning a chat event in the next couple of weeks in which we will invite all of our past Featured Members to share their techniques and advice with other writers. We'll write another blog when that's ready to go.
Without further ado, we are thrilled to present to you some of the best writers on deviantART in 2011!
Featured Member VIII: ~BlackBalletShoes *meldickinsonFeatured Member VIII: ~BlackBalletShoes by #theWrittenRevolution
Featured by ~Nym226
*meldickinson writes modestly, with few deviations and a no-bars-held style. She captures emotions and thoughts from her own point of view with a universal meaning that can speak to everyone. She shows what love can be: long-lasting or unrequited, even merciless.
"reminding myself that you're trying
you're best and i
can't ask for any more."
I love the tone of this word work. It's almost melancholic in the style it's written in; almost like a letter.
"Something isn’t right about these walls
I might just leave them empty
Instead of all wrong.."
This piece is fragmented in its sentence structure, but it works. it expresses the stumbling mind of the writer, an