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Birth of PoetryI tangled my fingers in the curls of the universe,
pulled. The earth fell out: round, warm, spinning.
Awkward and shy, she wondered how she got here; how
a rock that got wet and grew moss could be significant.
So I scooped her up in my fingers, breathed her scent:
(lilies and oceans and ozone and forests and fish and birds
and whales and rain and the empty elegance in wolf howls)
death and life. I found chaos
and knew beauty.
Just A House
Summer once saw sweating men, baked in tar and blood,
hammering new shingles to my sunken, moss-infested roof.
There were children in the yard:
girls who squealed to delight the boys
who chased them with lizard tails and frog eggs,
unconsciously calculating the exact angle
of lip to lip for that perfect first kiss.
Mothers gossiped from the sitting room
watching through my eyes as the years settled,
soft and timid, upon those glowing heads;
I measured time by the weight of footsteps
grown from playful to purposeful over creaking floors.
A forest-bordered orchard gave me shade in heat,
shelter in cold, and beauty regardless.
Apple pie, pear butter, cherry and rhubarb jam -
each scent a visitor to my kitchen
where laughter, love, and comfort kept them company.
But my tall companions lay fallen,
victim, as I, to the volatile will of man;
they've whittled me down from home
to sagging bones, and I am just a house.
Beginners Guide to Starting GroupsI often see groups fail before they have a chance to get seen, even if that group had a good idea. This is frequently because the founder (and possibly other admin) doesn’t know how to set up a group and get it noticed. I've put together this guide to help admins with this task. It may seem difficult, but from my own experience I found that this is one of the best parts of being an admin. There's always something to do and it can keep you entertained. Please note that this guide is subject to change if suggestions are made or DeviantART comes out with a new feature.
First off, if you want your group to get noticed you have to put some time and effort into it, especially in the beginning. If you only feel like spending ten minutes a day on doing things for your group, then it's best
not to start one at all. Whenever I start a group, I try to put in at least two hours a day. This may seem excessive, but like I said, there's always something to do.
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