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
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.)
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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...
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*
I really loved this, and I kept reading it over and over again and looking at the fanart, too. :)
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!
Oh, this is wonderful. All of it.
I'm really not coherent right now, sorry. Too much awesome today!
Oh, what a perfect accompaniment to that gorgeous artwork. Wow.
Can't stop looking at it. Just so haunting.
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.
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.
Thank you. And yeah, whoa, the art...
That piece of art makes it hard for me to breathe and you have captured it quite perfectly. Gorgeous.
I know; it just steals the breath, doesn't it?
And thank you: I'm glad you liked the poem.
2010-09-17 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The art's still far more gorgeous, though!
This is gorgeous and accompanies the beautiful artwork perfectly. I love both of them together ^_^
Aw, thank you! And do give the artist some love, definitely. She deserves it.
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)
(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.
Just lovely. So glad you posted this!
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.
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 :)
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
That picture and your poem are so good together.
Like some other things I could mention.
, 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
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.
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
/ 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
Gosh, both of those are just breath-taking.
I just feel like I can grasp the words and the imagery in my heads.
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.
I just realised I held my breath whilst reading this. It is entirely beautiful.
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.
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.
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!