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No need for points- this is just a placeholder for my close readings/analyses of poems.

"I'm not much of a poet, nor am I much of a critic, but I believe strongly that the key to writing poetry well is reading it well- reading many different styles, from many different poets, and understanding how their poems are put together. There's far more to a good poem than a rhyme and a metaphor or two.

The poems I pick will not be from deviantART, but from known/published poets (some fringe poets as well as Frost, Williams, Keats, and so forth), though I do plan on doing some dA poetry features sometime.

List of close readings so far:
--I. Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish:…
--II. At Roane Head by Robin Robertson:…
--III. Evening Hawk by Robert Penn Warren:…

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Journal History

(originally posted on my NaNo tumblr)

My parents do not want me doing NaNoWriMo. They’re saying it’s a waste of time.

Earlier, my father said, “I know you like writing stories, but it’s time to grow up and focus on the future. Stop writing.” Word for word.

And just today, my mother walked upstairs and saw me writing. She immediately began to berate me for “wasting time on writing” and asked me why I don’t do things “that are actually helpful in real life.” She then said, “Your mother loves you, stop making her worry and just be responsible.” All because she saw me writing.

Some background information: I attend an extremely good university and make decent grades. I work nine hours a day, five hours a day at a research lab without complaint and am well-liked by my coworkers and superiors. Despite it being summer break, I study statistics every day and am working towards an actuarial job. Even with Camp NaNo, I’ve still made time to read over statistics and had finished reading a chapter before deciding to write, and being interrupted by my mother. Who, incidentally, has ordered me to stop listening to music while studying in the past because “it’s distracting,” despite past incidents where I’ve had panic attacks while studying without music to steady me, and despite me citing research that certain kinds of music assist in focus. Who has berated me for falling asleep while studying at home, over the summer, after a night where I didn’t sleep well due to nightmares. Who said, “In ancient China, scholars sat on spikes and tied their hair to the ceiling to keep themselves from sleeping while studying. Why can’t you be so dedicated?”

I just don’t even.

In any case, if I vanish or miss updates, you can probably guess what happened to me. I’ll still keep writing no matter what, but I might have to stick to secret notebooks and may not have computer/internet access to type up and post my stories.
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Falah Liang
Artist | Student | Literature
United States
the sun rises in an ecstasy of brightness,
like a lion shaking its mane, like a chrysanthemum
discovering itself

-From Professor Berkowitz Stands on the Threshold by Theodora Goss
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Also known as
Falunel - Tales Forum (RIP)
Silver Halcyon - NaNoWriMo
Falunel.7645 - Guild Wars 2
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My WordPress literature blog - currently redundant if you follow me on dA

I identify as :bulletpurple::bulletwhite::bulletgreen:Genderfluid
and :bulletblack::bulletwhite::bulletpurple:Demisexual

I have a tulpa (non-pony) who goes by the nickname "Gray".
About tulpas - About Gray

Old account --> :iconhalcyonadvent: :iconfalunel: <-- Non-lit account

Personal guidelines for writing poetry
Show, don't tell.
Say more with fewer words.
To write well, read more.
Learn from everything, and keep learning.

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Litwick-Kindly Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Keep Going! Hang in there! You're an exceptionally talented writer and I believe you can achieve your nanowrimo goal. I'm excited to see what you come up with
amour-raven Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the fav on seasoned! :heart:
Sserenita Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi, its me again! :D

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Falareste Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Writer
Hallo, stranger!

Glad to be aboard. :)
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Falareste Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks! :happybounce:
Campbe Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Writer
Hoy! Thanks a lot for reading my poetry - I'm glad you liked it. :]
SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Thank you for the points. They'll be put to good use. :aww:
Falareste Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Writer
It was my pleasure! :heart:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you for the watch! :heart:
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