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They who scale mountains
content themselves with the feeling
of love, not confirmed
with action. They can fly the arrow- never mistake- truer
than any romantic. But
height is a lofty mistress, and the
keenness of the wind is
ever seductive, because it whistles
the story clearly that gets
mangled below.

Who -wants- to get mangled?
We are not beasts of burden, even if
we've worn this fur for thousands of years.
To dive from the clean, clean edge into
chaos is unthinkable.
To frolic among the tumbling bodies
and risk trampling and being trampled
is enough to curl back and reach
for the highminded pleasures
of love

Oh, but such a dream
veiling a cliff's face
eventually reveals itself to
appear only to those who
fall from the sky. So the lover
spends all her time devising paths
of climbing
to those below. She braids the ropes
and drops the chains, even taking a sledgehammer
to the rocks for a perilous winding road
but the danger she
undermines, and it is
few who exceed the intimacy of
faraway star-crossed beings.

Freezing, the lover on top of the mountain
searches for an answer
to the cold
and smelling in it the answers
to longing, where every foot rising from the bottom
is another symbol of reckless
fondness, waiting for the heart to wake up

Are there those who dare
ascend to the top? She dreams of them
clustering there, in new constellations.
A last poem. I owe everything to this dA community. This is where I am now.

If you're curious about what I'm up to: [link]

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Given 2012-01-04
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ZoeyWolf223 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
this... amazing... it made sense to me yet, provoked thought unlike so many poems i read. you, you are a pure genius
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Smokey-Doodle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!
That's amazing!
Truly beautiful!
Congrats on the DD~
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RobertFrostII Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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redhead-saxophone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
so beautiful :) congrats on the DD :thumbsup:
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice DD... :iconbwavoplz: Congratulations!

-Scarlet
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TheHamilton Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
The whole piece is really great, but especially the third stanza kept me tranced. It just made sense to me in some surreal way - thank you very much for this! +, you mentioned beast of burden, whish ALWAYS reminds me of the Stones :D
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Chirp, congrats on the DD, it's been twittered. [link] :)
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AntaresDrake Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Reminds me of another piece of writing.
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Fledgist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Tessa, I've missed your work here.
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Atropaean Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
the first half of stanza III is my favourite part.
cliff's face/dream particularly. great to see new work. have a good day,

nyasa
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tappergurl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I shall miss reading your work here.
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Holy smokes, it's you!

Come back, come back, come back, come back!
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