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Poem for a piece of Sherlock art by dauntdraws: [Sep. 17th, 2010|04:01 pm]
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I saw this piece yesterday, and I couldn't get it to stop knocking around in my thoughts. There are so many excellent artists starting to emerge in this fandom.

Artwork here: Just...Don't


Uninvited

Moon arched against stark clouds, round
as the Eye and just as wide. It's enough

with the Thames to your left and the wind
humming hollow lullabyes. Your throat

won't open for words. Can't. Your hands
fight for purchase, fiercely part the dark,

find startled warmth. Not what you expected,
but this is sheerest want. Strange belonging

in the low strains of his kiss. The fall
of his hair, the hitch of his breath.

The fact that you have done this.
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[User Picture]From: dauntdraws
2010-09-17 03:23 pm (UTC)

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This is entirely gorgeous. You have such a way with words. Many people SAY they write poetry but I seldom find that it's GOOD poetry. This is so not the case with your writing. You are incredibly talented! :)

Thank you so much for letting me know you wrote this, it's beautiful and I'm sincerely flattered that something I drew inspired such a thing. <3
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 03:31 pm (UTC)

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In comparison to my original fiction, very little of which is out there, my original poetry is very out there, or at least getting to that point. I started writing poetry long before I started writing fiction, so it'll always be my first love. There's so much going on in the fine tension and attention to detail in your picture; the words were there before I knew what to to about it. Thanks for such an evocative piece of material! If I may ask: what are you imagining is going on here?

(In your picture, I mean. I love the ambiguity, but still. I'm curious.)

Edited at 2010-09-17 03:32 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: caliena
2010-09-17 04:18 pm (UTC)

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Ohhhh....
Beautiful *_*
Both the picture and you poem!
You really have a great way with words (won't regret buying a book from/by you XD).

Shivers down my spine...
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 04:29 pm (UTC)

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I'd say you could buy directly from me, except I've run out of copies of both of my own books at the moment *headdesk* Do you want to wait till I have them back in stock? I can certainly let you know. Otherwise, there's Amazon.

Thank you, my dear *hugs*
[User Picture]From: mushroom18
2010-09-17 04:18 pm (UTC)

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I really loved this, and I kept reading it over and over again and looking at the fanart, too. :)
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 04:30 pm (UTC)

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I can't take my eyes off the art. I can't take my eyes off pennies_4_eyes's artwork at the moment, either, and she and I will be working together in the coming days/weeks, too. SO MUCH LOVELY ART OMG. I might explode.

Thank you, too!
[User Picture]From: teithiwr
2010-09-17 04:24 pm (UTC)

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Oh, this is wonderful. All of it.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 04:31 pm (UTC)

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<3<3<3

I'm really not coherent right now, sorry. Too much awesome today!
[User Picture]From: lamardeuse
2010-09-17 05:35 pm (UTC)

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Oh, what a perfect accompaniment to that gorgeous artwork. Wow.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 06:49 pm (UTC)

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Can't stop looking at it. Just so haunting.

(Thank you!)
[User Picture]From: moony
2010-09-17 05:37 pm (UTC)

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I'm not big on poetry but this is bloody gorgeous. It is so vivid. As jaw-dropping as the fanart is.

Good on you.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 06:50 pm (UTC)

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With an image that visceral, I really don't think I could've done differently. I won't get it out of my head for a while, that's for sure.

Thanks :)
[User Picture]From: woman_of_
2010-09-17 06:16 pm (UTC)

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Very nice!
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 06:50 pm (UTC)

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Thank you. And yeah, whoa, the art...
[User Picture]From: alizarin_nyc
2010-09-17 07:01 pm (UTC)

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That piece of art makes it hard for me to breathe and you have captured it quite perfectly. Gorgeous.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 07:07 pm (UTC)

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I know; it just steals the breath, doesn't it?

And thank you: I'm glad you liked the poem.
[User Picture]From: ruyu
2010-09-17 07:25 pm (UTC)

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Gorgeous words.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 07:48 pm (UTC)

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Thank you. The art's still far more gorgeous, though!
[User Picture]From: quantumdoll
2010-09-17 08:14 pm (UTC)

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This is gorgeous and accompanies the beautiful artwork perfectly. I love both of them together ^_^
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 08:17 pm (UTC)

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Aw, thank you! And do give the artist some love, definitely. She deserves it.
[User Picture]From: emerald_embers
2010-09-17 08:26 pm (UTC)

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Perfect <3. (I'm not so clever with words today, been falling asleep all week from messing up my sleeping patterns, but I had to say. It really is lovely)
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 08:32 pm (UTC)

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(Being ill and gobsmacked by good news both, I can relate to the not-finding-words thing. Also having had a lot of wine, um...yes.)

Isn't the artwork amazing? Sheesh. This fandom's spoiled.
[User Picture]From: niphuria
2010-09-17 10:35 pm (UTC)

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Just lovely. So glad you posted this!
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-17 10:36 pm (UTC)

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Poetry is hardly the majority's bag, I know, but on the off chance a few people want to read it, it's here. Glad you enjoyed it. Give the artist some love, too; that picture is just...guh.
[User Picture]From: ariadnechan
2010-09-18 12:53 am (UTC)

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i really like it!!!
i read little english poetry!
but i love the tempo and the imagery!!
I write poetry in spanish and it is different but for me the most important in a poem is give you images you want the other to see and the others can feel the moment that images evoke and the rhythm in them

and i love yours!!

i hope you could read spanish to read mine and give me your opinion :)
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-18 06:30 am (UTC)

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Alas, no, I don't speak or read Spanish :( French, yes, but Spanish, no. I mean, I could look at them and maybe understand every few words or the general gist, but I'd need to be totally fluent to actually give you sound editorial advice.

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this <3
[User Picture]From: darthhellokitty
2010-09-18 06:33 am (UTC)

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That picture and your poem are so good together.

Like some other things I could mention.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-18 06:38 am (UTC)

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pennies_4_eyes, another really awesome artist who's kicking around Sherlock fandom, is going to draw me something intentionally as a prompt, which hopefully will mean fic and not poetry (although who knows, I seem to be in the mood for verse a the moment). Between that and urchinmoppet and...yeah, whoa. This fandom is spoiled for artistic talent.

Thank you. And yes, the boys, bless them. Great together.
[User Picture]From: almost_clara
2010-09-18 08:37 am (UTC)

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I love the intensity of this, the (oh, I'll borrow the word!) fierceness! It works wonderfully well with the artwork. Might you two work together again? Collaboration is a wonderful thing.
There is a community in the SGA fandom artword that paired writers and artists/vidders. It fostered some marvellous work while it was running - the typeface prompt was particularly memorable. Perhaps the idea would work in this fandom.
I should say that I've been catching up on your stories and enjoying them enormously.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-09-18 08:42 am (UTC)

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To be fair, this wasn't so much intentional collaboration as me seeing the artwork, staring at it, sleeping on it, thinking about it a lot, and realizing I really wanted to write a poem about it. I PMed dauntdraws saying, hey, this might sound weird, but I wrote a poem based on your piece - would you mind if I posted it along with a link to your art? If you're not okay with that, I totally won't do it, but I just thought...*insert wibbling here* Fortunately, she said yes.

As far as intentional collaboration, though, I'm pleased to say that I will be working with pennies_4_eyes - she's drawing a prompt for me, and she's also going to draw something from the Drowning Man / Harbor / Profit and Loss sequence as it stands so far.

urchinmoppet did an illustration for Drowning Man, which I've linked just a couple posts back from this one. In short, I'm swimming in artist-contact at the moment, and it's rather amazing <3

Thanks, re: catching up on the stories. I'm catching my breath, at the moment, and trying to work on my sherlockbigbang story like a good girl before I even start thinking about what follows Profit and Loss...
[User Picture]From: fyrefly101
2010-09-22 04:41 pm (UTC)

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Gosh, both of those are just breath-taking.

I just feel like I can grasp the words and the imagery in my heads.

So lovely.
[User Picture]From: fyrefly101
2010-09-22 04:42 pm (UTC)

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Hm. And looking at that, I feel I have lost my ability to properly express myself, because that seems very inadequate, as a response.

Still, for now, I can only repeat the fact that I immensely enjoyed (and I still don't think that's the right way of conveying myself) your work, and the art.
[User Picture]From: avon_saille
2010-11-16 12:14 am (UTC)

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I just realised I held my breath whilst reading this. It is entirely beautiful.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2010-11-16 08:19 am (UTC)

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Thank you for reading! I do realize poetry is a hard sell, which is unfortunate for me: I'm a poet before I'm a fiction-writer, in all truth. This picture has so much coiled tension; terse lines and language seemed like a good approach.
[User Picture]From: hinodegiri
2011-11-15 02:03 am (UTC)

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Ah, wonderful! I love it when an author manages to convey emotion and atmosphere in as few words as possible. I'm in love with the eloquent simplicity of this lovely piece.
[User Picture]From: irisbleufic
2011-11-15 02:19 am (UTC)

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So glad you enjoyed this piece, too :) I started writing poetry long before I started writing prose, and I'm still primarily a poet to this day. Thank you!