pardalote_30

Australia

-bird nerd and nature lover
-BIG THIEF! ADRIANNE LENKER! JULIA JACKLIN! My fave musicians
-unofficial all-ages gigs advocate
-feminist!!
-artist
-plays guitar and piano
-obsessed with clouds
-obviously loves reading and writing :)

Message to Readers

Hope you enjoy my take on what writing means to me and that you understand that specific feeling of wanting to really capture a moment in time... :)

i am an alchemist

October 24, 2019

PROMPT: Why I Write

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i write to distill a feeling
into the purest essence. 
to draw it out,
slowly,
like sap seeping from a tree,
until it beads
into a glittering, viscous droplet
which traps me
stickily 
satisfyingly
into a moment. 

i write to refine
the beauty of the world 
into an element 
born of wonderment
infatuation
breathlessness
headily hyperreal
as all vagueness evaporates
to leave
only
velveteen clarity. 

i write to know a world
that exists 
only
in my head,
to see the shimmering heat-haze
of a beautiful impossibility
f l i c k e r
at the edge of my vision,
a glamour that could dissipate
at
any
moment,
to capture a sunset in a jar
to walk the highest clouds
to dance in the rain
to love the world
to shiver and let go
to wear glitter on my face
to cut my hair short
to be my own
to be in love
to kiss her
to hold summer’s hand
to breathe in the sky 
to make a life
to live. 
 

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  • winterwolf0100

    1– I absolutely love this! It is so beautifully written! Well done!
    2- Earlier, you expressed interest in my contest, and I would love for you to join! The deadline is tomorrow, but I’m accepting all throughout the day tomorrow, and if you need an extension, I can give you another day or two if you’re still interested. Just thought I’d ask. Thanks!


    almost 2 years ago