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Then at Last, Rain
Petrichor and psithurism
Soliloquy: a solipsism
Rewrites winter's palimpsest:
A threnody for season's rest.
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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 10 55 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 10 6 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 13 10 Valentine Fox Dreams of Spring :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 18 5 Absent Valentine Stamp :iconcopper9lives:copper9lives 6 0


Dream Images :iconkanchancollage:KanchanCollage 162 28 Dreams of Flight :iconkanchancollage:KanchanCollage 189 19 I had a dream, Jo :iconjhames34:jhames34 25 3 we'll send him cheesy movies :iconjhames34:jhames34 20 10
Telegram From Lethargy
Lie down but don't sleep
Brain buzzing poor body prone
Just how I like you
I will be here until your
Vitality crumbles, then...
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Not Alone - Collaboration :iconcholie:cholie 25 12 Sau ) :iconanastasiyacemetery:anastasiyacemetery 255 12
One year of DeviantArt
   Even with a day of delay, I can't believe I'm actually writing this. Exactly one year and one day ago, indeed, I started my adventure on the wonderful nexus of ideas and creativity which is DeviantArt. At that time, I must admit, I was rather skeptical.
I wouldn't go as far as to say I am thoroughly hostile to all kinds of social networks in general, let's just put it this way; in the past - and a little bit, today - I did not believe much in the positive aspects of networking, or at least of how this is done nowadays. Naturally, I was well aware of its potential, but I also heavily criticised its flaws, particularly how everyone was so obsessed with providing the whole world with a constant, thoughtless stream of details about his own everyday life.
   Eventually, though, I came to realise that my negative judgement had most of its roots in what I would call a lack of proper focus. Without making any direct reference, the 'social network' I was mostly accustomed
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Mature content
taddooz :iconjhames34:jhames34 32 6
growing up in public :iconjhames34:jhames34 36 9 From last autumn. :iconphototubby:Phototubby 64 5 Stroll - Spitapaint IV #291 :iconangelganev:AngelGanev 235 12 City Dusk - Spitapaint V #292 :iconangelganev:AngelGanev 468 36
Noche de Granada
The Night is crimson,
         A pomegranate, knife-riven,
         Cane-sweet and dripping;
A girl under the shady leaves of Granada:
And I fall for her,
I even fall into her,
My teeth melting into her watery pulp,
         Covering her cool naked darkness
         Like a cage of shady pleasure.
The Night is,
And when she gives
    Her tongue to rhyme
In a labyrinth of thee and thine,  
Glissandos, opens wide,
              She opens, pouring
Her heart in ruby drops of bliss.
My arboresque arms
         Hold the world,
And with my branches outstretched,
I take the girl’s starry fruits
         All at once
         And devour them;
         I drink
               From ageless
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The Hours of Chaos :iconfrank-jaspers:Frank-Jaspers 25 13


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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."



Sun Mar 26, 2017, 11:55 PM

Hello, friends!

I'm sure some of you are wondering what the heck I've been up to… well, I've been making shinies! Please check out my new work — some of which I'm really proud of — at OohShiny, my business account!

If there's anything you like, or if you'd like to commission something completely custom, check out my Etsy shop, or my own Website!

In other news, my awesome brother (who created my gorgeous website) has recently begun offering his fantastic custom websites at only $5,000 — his company truly does amazing work. (I'm so proud of him.) If you're a professional, looking for beautiful, clean designs that flow and work seamlessly on any device, with the ability to add new listings in real time, check it out!

Happy spring, everyone!
:heart: Copper

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Catherine Fischer
Artist | Professional | Varied
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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Popping by to tell you all I love you! :heart:

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...

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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Recluse :iconjoeyv7:joeyv7 214 100 Ahornboden 2 :iconbatmantoo:batmantoo 332 72 The splendour spreads before you :iconlordljcornellphotos:LordLJCornellPhotos 305 95 Fraenzchen :iconfiorina-artworks:Fiorina-Artworks 187 21 An awe-inspiring moment :iconlordljcornellphotos:LordLJCornellPhotos 424 157 Hand crafted by nature :iconlordljcornellphotos:LordLJCornellPhotos 117 68 Negative Octopus :iconsarahredhead:sarahredhead 707 45 He Gave Me The Brightest Star :iconborda:borda 6,288 316
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Ecliptica-Art Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist
Your gallery is seriously amazing! I love it and i will follow your new updates!! :D
copper9lives Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :squee: Thank you so much!!! :heart:
Ecliptica-Art Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist
:hug:!!! :D
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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Lots of thanks for all the :+fav:ing, Catherine !
copper9lives Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Love your work, still and always! :heart:
EintoeRn Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Phototubby Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbedanker:!!!!! :hug:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
:dance: :hug:
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...

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