My Other NameMy Other NameMy Other Name by b1gfan
Sometimes it is to set out forks
beside each plate,
or folding shirts first,
dryer hot in the A.M.
Less often, thirsty from cutting trees
back away from the roof edge,
The Crane WifeThe Crane Wife by b1gfan
The Crane Wife
Does that bird
think of bygone times
as it flies singing...
- Princess Nukada
There on the poor man's doorstep,
an arrow biting into my wing,
I flew into the arms of decision
my cries calling clouds,
even to the brow of Moon:
I would not be this;
kindness come to me,
and songs of a different flesh,
irresistibly new. That was why,
sped to health, I fled only to return
to the poor man's doorstep
a bird no more, a woman of silk.
And how the bamboo blinds
quivered with the storms of Spring;
how Wind shook Moon in the p
ForbiddenForbiddenForbidden by b1gfan
for Liu Xiaobo
Bold as palace tiles, yellow-glazed dawn
descends the Heavenly Gate,
setting itself upon the city of
emperors. There I am
arrested by your Tiananmen Square, Xiaobo;
there I am wondering
what it means to be forbidden
as a palace, as
you, as words that, as love,
will be like always.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU AREIt is ridiculousYOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE by citywings
how lazy I am getting
about your letter. Imagine
if my mail box were Alaska
and I were a governor there,
quitting to mount a campaign
to ruin everyones lives.
Imagine if I were making bizarre
political metaphors, despite
strict instructions to stop.
Imagine that lately my hair is messy
and my family vacation is in a week
and everything seems stupid
and worthless. Though
I would quite like to send you
a letter, because I
like hearing from you,
and I like thinking
you like hearing from me,
that my head is in the clouds
and my feet are in the ocean
and my hands are walking away
(Im hardly Alice in Wonderland,
but apparently Im
just as late).
Quiet NeighboursCurtains pulled, lit upQuiet Neighbours by pseudometry
some nights: but no ones ever
an infant stroller
upright in the frost-thick grass,
growing mould next
to a wire clotheshorse;
both been there weeks, though someones
still mowing the lawn
around the concrete
slab, marking where the apple tree
fell with autumns storms
and gave rise
to an occasion to plant
commemorative rose bushes
all twisting branches,
wearing only leaves now
their season has passed,
but who wants to see roses
blooming alone in winter?
How long have you been on DeviantArt? Longer than I thought I would be.
What does your username mean? I like to think that it means I don't like being used.
Describe yourself in three words. Fictional, officer, mushroom
Are you left or right handed? It depends on the king I'm serving.
What was your first deviation? The standard one.
What is your favorite type of art to create? heART.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? The lost art of serving up a steaming mug 'o' rococo aikido cocoa.
What was your first favorite? Mandarin orange chocolate sherbet: Baskin-Robbins best flavour ever!!
What type of art do you tend to favorite the most? stARTling.
Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist? Questions like these are silly.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? The writer I will be yesterday.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Luminous souls like Fllnthblnk, Jade-Pandora, Pseudometry, Seekingmysoul, Blueskye27 have made me more...you know...like that.
What are your preferred tools to create art? The one's that do what I want them to, when I want them to, how I want them to.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? That one room.
What is your favorite DeviantArt memory? I might know that tomorrow better than I do today. #DeviantArtistQuestionnaire.
Current Residence: The State of Euphoria|
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Size is an illusion
Print preference: legible
Favourite genre of music: Who can give a response to this...honestly.
Favourite photographer: him, her, and...you know...others
Operating System: I don't use a system, I prefer a regimen.
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Skin of choice: Mine, unless of course you have the urge to share yours.
Favourite cartoon character: Lupin III
Personal Quote: puppy snack. The and the ate a girl