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I signed in today with the intention of catching up with deviants I hadn't for a while. Bark crossed my mind and as I visited and scrolled down his page, I realized that during my absence from the site, he had passed away. 

I wasn't as close to him as some, but I really enjoyed his poetry and thought he was a wonderful artist and person. I deeply, deeply regret not being on and aware of what was going on. I can't describe the level of regret and remorse I feel that I wasn't able to say goodbye to him. 

If you haven't read his works, I encourage you to do so. The writing community has lost a beautiful poet. We are blessed that his poems exist to remember him by. 

His loss is deeply felt. 

Edit: Thanks to riparii for pointing out the mistake...upset and typing don't mix well. 

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****NOTE: I am so thankful for all of the lovely faves I get! It means a lot to me and I appreciate knowing that my work has been impactful. However, I get so many so constantly that I don't have the time to go through and individually thank everybody. Your best way of getting feedback from me is through writing me a note or leaving me a comment. I will reply!****

Hello everybody! My name is Lizzie, and I'm proud poet. =) I started really writing poetry my senior year of high school. I had an amazing Creative Writing teacher...under her instruction, I became a Scholastic Gold Key poet, and was invited to read alongside Taylor Mali at the Sunken Garden Poetry festival. I am an alumnus of UVM, with my degree in Elementary Education, History, and Special Education. I'm a busy lady, but I still write on the side. Nature provides plenty of inspiration. :heart:
I'm trying to get my poetry published in a hopeful attempt to pay for college. I know it's a really long shot--so much of my poetry is in dire need of edits!! There are so many amazing voices here, I'd love to learn from you! Constructive criticism is appreciated, but PLEASE be sure to include what you think needs editing and how it could be better.


Feel free to send me a prompt, or a poem request. Sometimes I run out of ideas and I love getting new ones.

Current Residence: USA
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Favourite genre of music: Classical, Alternative
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Ash under my tongue,
and snow is falling.
Spring had false starts
and I am left wanting pieces
of April while faced
with colder dregs.
It is bad enough
that the world resembles
birch-bark
while I ache for the crocus.
March 28, 2015
Different title pending. 
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I signed in today with the intention of catching up with deviants I hadn't for a while. Bark crossed my mind and as I visited and scrolled down his page, I realized that during my absence from the site, he had passed away. 

I wasn't as close to him as some, but I really enjoyed his poetry and thought he was a wonderful artist and person. I deeply, deeply regret not being on and aware of what was going on. I can't describe the level of regret and remorse I feel that I wasn't able to say goodbye to him. 

If you haven't read his works, I encourage you to do so. The writing community has lost a beautiful poet. We are blessed that his poems exist to remember him by. 

His loss is deeply felt. 

Edit: Thanks to riparii for pointing out the mistake...upset and typing don't mix well. 
I find you in the solo dolce,
a memory twice-removed.
I catch my thoughts
on the corners of the train window
four years back,
when your name still savored
of maple and rose.

I want to ask you--
does your finger brush, pause,
and curl back on notes
that hold my name?
I can halfway breathe
the lamplight as
(I imagine)
your lips purse on recognition,
your sigh saturated
with autumn memory.

I'm convinced we both
wish that such chords were
still unpainted with remembrance
and first-love connotation--
there's breathless beauty in
the first movement but
I detest your silhouette
amongst the harmony.

Steeping bitter,
I resent your aftertaste,
stains on a melody.
October
It's been 4 years since my first break-up, but some songs still linger in my iTunes Library that I have conflicting feelings about when they pop up every now and again. They're genuinely beautiful songs, but I've only ever associated them with one person. Now that his memory is a negative one, the songs leave me feeling icky. I wish I could let go of that feeling so I could actively enjoy them again--or, at the very least, be a little less bitter. I'm working on it. 
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The name in my mouth
tastes like forgiven sin.
I find Joseph in his lips
and Mary in his palms
and God painting his name
in quiet syllables.

I see Jesus when I
whisper my rosary--
it's no accident
your eyes are the same.
The icicle melts
to a javelin point
as ash lengthens along
the end of her cigarette
as snow navigates
the patio cracks.

Her hair catches
as his throat tangles air
Their forms trap guilt
in their skewe-d bones
the way their posture
betrays dishonor.

Fingers wrap
like a chain link fence
around the purse handle
and the yellow drapes part--
ill-painted church doors.

Between January
and infidelity,
she is caught between
two brands of cold.
Sunday Afternoon
Had a strange dream that I was a different person in the 1940's and I saw my husband having an affair. Weird dream.
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EmmieBeeCreations Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, brilliant lass!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
A very belated thank you! :D
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pierdepoule Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :iconbirthdayplz:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D :heart:
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ei9 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Hope that your birthday be Poeticly Justice sweet for you and yours Lizzie! Keep the awesome poetry going!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have a nice birthday  :party: :cake: :party:  =)
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I did--here's to another lap around the sun. :sun:
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CalilTheGayPrince Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!~
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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