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Ides of March
Rete mirabila
Forest winter-flensed
Stark against
Dusted cirrus glaucous sky
Clotted dark of evergreen
Bitter wind, rheumy eye
Boot bottom mucky meltwater
Sloppy slurry in the gutter
Sullied snow disintegrates
With the rest of my emotional state
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Artist :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 9 48 Turquoise pattern lariat :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 6 4 Peacock and tigereye set :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 7 2 Copper and green turquoise set detail :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 5 2 Wire-wrapped jasper set 2 :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 7 8 Eye of the tiger set 1 :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 9 4 Green stone's dream set 3 :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 6 6
Fire without discipline burns
The djinn from the bottle
Leaving darkness and pain
In the aftermath of its bright blossom.
Pull the blanket of winter over me
Give me silence, cold, absence
I will heal.
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James, he cries out in his sleep, for the third time this week. Who was James?

I watch pain and distress flow down the well-studied lines of his face, melting back into a waxen semblance of tranquility, the slow measured cadence of breath in deeper abysses of sleep. Time and near darkness play havoc with comprehension, I see motes of not-quite-anything, incoherent in the stuffy sleep-heavy stillness. Who was James?
Having admired Richard Lehman’s writing for so many years, it still feels unreal that we are seeing each other, sleeping together. But the tears that come unbidden, unheeded, the calling out — none of which he recalls in the light of day, nor does he explain, turning distant and laconic the one time I asked — give the nights an air of surrealism. Well, that and the dreams that always wait to ambush me, the moment my head touches his pillows. Repositories of lost ideas, leaked away in the night?
Three boys skateboarding on the si
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Late Autumn
November's hoary, hollow bones are dry;
A hennaed rattlebag against the sky
Which blithely turns its fading face — 
Its cloudy eyes and aging grace — 
Behind a brittle veil of lace
Refusing to comply.
No scent of snow, no silvering of ice;
This fallow dithering begets a price:
Unseasonable hazel still
Must feed the Dark, the dying chill.
So let the blood of autumn spill...
December's sacrifice .
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Passionflower :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 4 0 Fire in my Heart :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 12 7 Valentine Fox Dreams of Spring :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 18 5 Absent Valentine Stamp :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 6 0 Density Stamp :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 2 2


Mermaid :iconmerra-rew:merra-rew 4 0 Mermaid Tribal :iconsiverslou:SiverSlou 6 2 Maiden of the deeps :iconcamarolp:CamaroLp 59 17 The Horns :iconchobek:Chobek 75 4 Submerged :iconchobek:Chobek 47 5 Kitsune mask :iconblackbanshee80:blackBanshee80 187 11 The Kraken :iconblackbanshee80:blackBanshee80 111 14 Arboreal fish 2017 :iconblackbanshee80:blackBanshee80 239 40 19 :iconartbytheo:artbytheo 582 25 Crowd :iconartbytheo:artbytheo 669 11 Homestead :iconartbytheo:artbytheo 621 10 Guild Wars 2 - Southsun Cove :iconartbytheo:artbytheo 3,656 84 In the Vortex :iconlinkyq:LinkyQ 1,512 160 Explorer :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 3,273 72 What is a Cat? - Gift :iconsarn-elyren:Sarn-Elyren 26 31 (16.10.18)Mert Window :iconcaptaintigra:CaptainTigra 73 46


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"He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence." 
         — William Blake

"I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.   
I learn by going where I have to go."
         — Theodore Roethke

"An adventure is just a really uncomfortable experience that makes for great retelling."
         — Catherine Fischer copper9lives

"Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
— Groucho Marx

“You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.” 
― Dorothy Parker

“Living well is the best revenge.” 
― Dorothy Parker

“The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.” 
― Dorothy Parker

"You’re only given a little spark of madness. Don’t lose it.”
— Robin Williams

"Life is poetry from the outside in;
Poetry is life from the inside out."
— Catherine Fischer copper9lives

"You aren't lost. Everyone else just thinks they know where they're going."



Mon Mar 13, 2017, 12:11 AM

…March may have come in like a lion, but February sneaked out the back door like a thief in the night. Where has the time gone? Egads...

Creatively, I've been in a slump, only recently making shiny things again. (So much for increasing my stock in time for the spring craft fairs…) …But one creative outlet that has never dried up — and never will — is the storytelling I share with my very BFF… Jonesy Lorefox.

This weekend was a rough one for me. A panic attack on Thursday night left me too apathetic to get out of bed, and my sleep schedule shot to hell. But through it all, Jonesy has written with me, kept me company, and made me laugh...

Long ago, in the internet far, far away...I am not very active on DA anymore. But I do keep in touch with my good friend and RP-partner :copper9lives: . This weekend, Skype failed to deliver many of our messages for hours at a time. So, while I was wondering whether Copper was offline or Skype was being an idiot, I wrote this cringy,
tongue-in-cheek, in-joke filled, jab at Skype failing to deliver my texts to her. Copper insisted that I post it on DA. So, here it is. Enjoy!
(Please, no food or drinks on the keyboard. The emergency exits are located at the upper right side of the screen as a red X. The following content is rated S for Silly. Viewers discretion is advised.)

Dear Gods, I love that man. I'm still giggling.

I hope you all are well… I hope spring has sprung brilliantly for you.

:heart: Copper

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Catherine Fischer
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Fantasy and Science Fiction art fan, lover of literature, photography, travel, fine food and drink, corsetry, critters, and our wonderful world. I love exploring with a camera, making jewelry, cooking, writing poetry, and anything to do with the sea. My jewelry work is at — please check it out!


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We, flung from all-consuming blaze of grace, O spark

Burned ourselves out in empty cold of space, went dark.

…I woke up with that in my mind. I write in my dreams...

Woohoo! New high-speed modem! And pages actually LOAD!
I recently met someone who didn't believe in evolution, but believed in DNA. I wonder what he thought it was for?
A joyous Thanksgiving to all of you celebrating the holiday... I'm thankful for the dA community, and all of your support. :heart:

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cholie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
I just thought I'd leave this quote here for you: "You're a maritime, nautical lady, all class and sass."
copper9lives Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
AWWWWWWWW!!!! Love you, Choliekins… and you know I'm a mermaid...

Mermaid Icon for Copper9lives by RoslynnSommers  
cholie Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
I came up with that one-liner the other day. It's currently on my page and is linked to yours. Love you too. You're a mermaid and I'm a creatureling, perhaps that's why we get along as well as we do?
copper9lives Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Huzzah, we creatures of the deeps! :hug:
Catfish by RoOsaTejp  
bluediscord Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch, I really appreciate it!
Thank You (18) 
copper9lives Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Well worth watching, wonderfulness! ;)
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer

Many thanks for your kind attention, Catherine !
copper9lives Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
…That was llamariffic. Awesome!
EintoeRn Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
copper9lives Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Llamallamallamallama… PARTY! Woohoo!

Fabulous! rainbow llama + necktie 
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