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Hello! My name is Boogieman900, but Boogie is just fine. I have been writing both prose and poetry for a number of years now and feel that I have managed to develop a talent for it over these years. In recent times I've felt as though my work has gone unnoticed in the literary community here and I feel by being allowed to post my art to your group I can hopefully change that. Here are what I feel are my two best pieces:
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The Winter Fountains Gush For Thee
Blacksand459

The Winter Fountains Gush For TheeWalk the dark hemisphere till she retires
While glow the heavens with the last steps of day.
My thoughts go up the long dim path of years,
When not a shade of pain or ill,
Like the far roar of rivers,
Thy dark unfathomed wells below,
Of wintry storms, the sullen threat...
Meet in its depths no lovelier ones than ours.
It was for one--oh, only one!
Woo her, when autumnal dyes
Yet tell, in grandeur of decay
The eternal years of God are hers.
And childhood's purity and grace,
Are the folds of thy own young heart
Thy eyes are springs, in whose serene
Cool shades and dews are round my way,
Like one that loves thee nor will let thee pass,
A look of glad and innocent beauty wore.
"When the firmament quivers with daylight's young beam
I'll sing in his delighted ear!
Where, deep in silence and in moss,
Where secret tears have left their trace,
I turn, those gentle eyes to seek."

I turned to thee, for thou wert near;
How thought and feeling flowed like light!
Thy little heart will soon be


Woo her, when autumnal dyes / Yet tell, in grandeur of decay / The eternal years of God are hers.



Rose's First Year
ThornyEnglishRose

Rose's First YearRose was a present for Mrs Wakefield, who took her home in her pot and then placed her on the edge of a patio, in a garden overgrown with weeds.
‘What’s this, what’s this?’ the weeds chattered.  ‘A garden rose!  What will become of her?’
It was not the garden that Rose had imagined going home to, but it was a garden nonetheless.  She gazed out over the lawn, longing for the earth.  She wanted to dig into the ground with her roots and climb up the fence with her stems.
Rose waited and waited until Mrs Wakefield came back with Mr Wakefield, a little girl and a ginger cat.
‘Just look at what the children have given me!’ Mrs Wakefield said.  ‘What do they expect me to do with it?’
‘Plant it in the garden,’ said Mr Wakefield.
‘As if I had the time and energy for that!’ said Mrs Wakefield, and she went back into the house.
‘Can we plant it, Daddy?’ the


Her little bed of earth mixed with the earth of the garden.  Fat pink worms, frightened at being dug up and relieved at buried again, danced among her roots.



Autumn in Heaven
TheGlassIris

Autumn in HeavenThe morning breaks with a crack of lightning,
and rising in unrest, the sleepless mind
dims to blue as dead walls meet
like a closed mouth.
                                Outside in the thickened air
the world is a ghost on dull water.
  Thin hands rise to greet, a petal or a limb, then
shatters alive: transformed as death transforms life.
Now fog again, a dying skin, adrift in Faustian waters,
clinging to endless stretches of black mile and budding trees.
Drifting without station, the dance they do goes wasted.
   Now they are sinking in place, internalizing
volume and density, suddenly cursed with weight
and feeling nothing; bound in a heaviness beyond matter
they dissolve into so formless a cage there seems no
chance of escaping the bladed green below.
                                     


Now fog again, a dying skin, adrift in Faustian waters, / clinging to endless stretches of black mile and budding trees. 






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ProjectStarconia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, My name is Project Starconia, but you guys can call me Crystal, Crystalcia, Starconia, or Crimson. I am a very ambitious writer and have been writing for 13 years. Im the creator of three different series: Project Starconium, Star X, and Tempest. Like all writers and poets, i had been facing the challenge of becoming recognized in society. One of things i tried to do to get myself noticed was to created a literature series where people's comments would shape the future of the story and the future of the characters depicted in the story. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful and the series i attempted to make failed

(Note: This was the series called "Tempest". It was about a great war that had engulfed the city of Mombasa. in the midst of this war, a nuclear bomb named Tempest detonated and destroyed the city. Emerging from the fiery wreck of the remains of the war-torn city was a young man who's name i have forgotten. The story mainly focused on the detonation of the Tempest nuke and how the protagonist explored the remains of the city in a desperate search for civilization.).

At the time i wrote Tempest, i had also tried to write my first series, Project Starconium, several times. Even after writing the series several times, i failed to be recognized. Thus, i scrapped the series and tried once again. 

Project Starconium was all based around the fact that human society was facing incredible problems. Although i didn't write about that sort of thing in the series, i showed the readers that the characters in my series lived in a most perfect society. Having equal rights and having all the freedoms you could ever wish for, the community depicted in Project Starconium was able to thrive harmoniously without conflict for many eons. The beings in the story were also immortal and for thousands of years, they spent their days studying all they could. Once these graduated from school many thousands of years later, they emerged entirely different people. People who's personality and perspectives of the world had changed dramatically. In the wake of this sudden change, the people of the planet in the story were able to contribute greatly to the world that they were a part of. And with this contribution, the beings were able to change the world for the better.

But, Project Starconium didn't just focus on that...

While I'm here in the group, i will be mainly writing about Project Starconium, so don't expect me to spoil to much about what the series will be about.

My second series was Star X, a story that had been secretly based on real life events. Although the events depicted in the story are most intense, I used my understanding of what was going on around me to build the foundation of my series. 

In Star X (Note: I would actually change the name of the series at a later time.), the protagonists are assaulted when they are attending a government meeting called G20. Unaware at the lives that were at stake, the protagonists manage to fend off the insurgents only to awaken a far more powerful enemy. This new threat is an ancient enemy of the main character and eventually threatens the destruction of the entire planet.

So as you can see, I'm a very literate person and i have been trying very very hard to get recognized for what i am. I love literature and i love to write. Writing is my life and i am very uncertain what i would do if i ever got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (its best you look it up. Im also a doctor so I'm kinda accustomed to such terms.). In other words, I am very uncertain as to what i would be doing if i were ever unable to write.

I do hope you accept me into your community of literature. I deserver to be praised for my hard work.
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CDing93 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Writer
Hi, I recently applied to join the group (about a week ago, now) and I was wondering on when I might hear back? Thanks in advance!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
I am so sorry your request expired! Feel free to resubmit!
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Fleeting-Epiphany Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
It's always a pleasure to be nominated and see my work as "Lit of the week!" Congratulations to the other nominees, and the best of luck. :)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Writer
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Too much to do...
Too little time to read. :(
I've enjoyed times here-best wishes for this groups endeavors. :dalove:
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Writer
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LeftUnfinished Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you so much for the Lit of the Week feature! :tighthug:
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thrilled and honored to be a "Lit of the Week" winner!! Thanks to everyone for their support! :D
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Fleeting-Epiphany Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013

Wow! What an honor it is to find my work as the winner,

 "Lit of the week!" Indeed, I have come a long way and I thank everyone for their support! =)

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