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Suddenly, but Temporarily
Like the calmest spring day or the most placid lake,
I am composed and centered and leaving no wake.
While the warmth of the sun rests here and there,
And I contentedly sit and into the distance I stare.
Ignorantly unguarded and obliviously detached,
While pondering schemes and plans not hatched.
I don’t see those dark clouds gathering to my rear,
Lightning flashes sans thunder, no warnings to hear.
Already to late, when those first drops dot my forehead,
The storm like a great lumbering monster not recently fed.
At the very last moment I see its great and ugly omnipresence,
The sheer volume of its evil, its fear bred, and unyielding malignance.
My only recourse against the great beast now to guide it steadily away,
For over some things to cherished, the beast must never hold sway.
It muse never contain her , or besmirch, or even to communicate,
But be driven back downward, and go back to its dormant state.
It is done and the battle, now once again has been waged,
Successfully no
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Literature
May I Ask You Something?
Do we guard our own happiness, and allow it only if earned,
Even if the ends are yet those for which we have long yearned.
Would we keep it away from those who just might create it,
Out of some fear that the happiness is always double edged.
Or perhaps knowing the effects we bestow on the purveyors,  
We believe that to test them, proving they are not  the betrayer.
Is our happiness akin to an unlocked door, now standing ajar,
Allowing stealthy entrance to another pain, or another scar.
Have we seen so much of the endless and cyclical pattern,
Hiding the light, afraid of what is exposed by our lantern.
Is it better to know it is out there in that cavernous dark,
That gloom so impending, so looming, so visceral and stark.
Than to penetrate with the light, to remove any apprehension,
Is it the happiness, fear, even the pain our own little invention?
Or perhaps in obscurity, it is something much finer and clean,
Than we could ever logically or even practically hope to glean.
Sho
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Literature
Relentlessly Inevitable
Like Belgium chocolate, a love must always sometimes be tempered,
Slowly concentrated somewhere between steeped and rendered.
If love is to be a stronger one and more enduring type of thing,
It must be cautious before it eventually begins to take wing.
The problem is that we do not decide for ourselves at all,
But we answer obediently to its endless siren song call.
Like sailors lost in the fog of their own very minds,
Recklessly unknowing what it is they will find.
Then as we come nearer, tasting its glow,
Stirred from something down below.
It all comes back and we recall,
The last embrace the last fall.
We don’t seem to mind,
What we will find,
You’ve arrived,
Will you survive.
Will you take at last
The missing from the past.
Will you come to a compromise,
Perhaps, that you don’t even realize.
You’ll always come back and don’t need a map,
It is there in your code a quaint endless genetic trap
You can fight it forever but you’ll find longing it turn
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Literature
The Ebbing
What’s that bands name,
What’s that haunting refrain.
Doesn’t seem to matter much,
What’s a transmission without a clutch
Joe used to sing about being together,
And Kurt used to sing like dreary weather.
The Dropkicks sing of the brass taps and wood,
Everybody takes a chance at ole’ Johnny B Good
Headphones on, half obscured by my hood,
Not turned loud, at least not as much as I could.
The banjo drives the drumming of nervous fingers,
That A chord rang out, but now it seems to just linger.
The poets stir with complexity of thought and phrase
How many are there surviving honestly these days.
The whole concept gone stale and loose in stays,
Bob Dylan gets on Sirius and opulently prays.
Stevie stopped the clock with a sound check,
God has arthritis and tinnitus, so does Beck
So the cream settles finally languishing,
Not much left, scarce little to bring.
Lemmy went out quietly, but found dignity
In a world so plastic tweety and shitty.
The rhythm section surv
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Literature
Keep it Easy
I cannot change it, so I have slowly but steadily evolved,
Around the usual suspect my life simply does not revolve.
While you are inhibited by that which is so very convenient,
And against my lacking existant you are unequaled sentient.
You are they who perpetuate the human greed of convenience,
Slowly over time I see you with more and more indifference.
I won’t offer the satisfaction of my righteous indignation,
Two busy smiling as I move train station to train station.
Continue to burn fuel for two more ‘snooze’ buttons,
And avoiding small waits, while polluting tons upon tons.
Don’t consider adding a small deviation like me to the mix,
I would only question your motives like some kind of prick.
I actually feel sorry for you when you finally decide to travel,
If you actually ever do, You will see it all seems unravelled.
It won’t all come instant, and you may be totally shocked,
To find that there are places who put earth before clock.
SO I bid you a du
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Don't Be the Antithesis of Your Own Love
Between every two of us there is an indescript chasm,
And though we are so close the distance is fathoms.
We approach the world from totally different angles,
Leaving our emotions twisted, marred, and tangled.
Sometimes the sun alights, the void spanned at long last,
Though these brief shining moment oft’ fleeting too fast.
Once again separated, as if by time and again by space,
While we try to fit together, just like leather and lace.
One would think that his strength comingled with his grace,
Might make for the sweetest and enduring of all embrace.
However, they can’t come together, meet in the middle,
They will only have something tenuous, sharp, fickle.
Try to bend like the willow,
Sway together like the pine.
Grab ahold, or through a line,
Pull them free the roiling brine.
Hold your tongue till anger subsides,
Never withdraw yourself always confide.
Embrace easily, arms always inviting and wide,
And you’ll swade away in the most ferocious of tide.
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Maintaining Power and Speed
Should your pistons continue their constant revolution,
You need fuel, and constant, don’t falter to illusions.
For your spark plugs are feeble without she to feed them,
The fire will fizzle in the vacuum inside, again and again.
The crank of the engine propelling you both day after day,
You need air and fuel, with one small price to be paid.
Toi show her the lengths of your wants and your need,
And your love will sprint fourth, with the greatest of speed.
For love’s limitless torque, and its mind-numbing force,
Requires your every attention as a matter of course.
Get under the hood, and make sure all is right and well,
Or how long she will run is so damned hard to tell.
Don’t slack in the maintenance, of your powerful machine,
Make sure she feels polished, needed, tip top and clean.
She will take you beyond the limits you have always known,
Need, and passion and care and want must always be shown.
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Good morning everyone, I am a touch left of center this morning bit am searching for it diligently. Nothing really to report on the visual art side of things, but I did produce a very heavy poem this morning.

Suddenly, but TemporarilyLike the calmest spring day or the most placid lake,
I am composed and centered and leaving no wake.
While the warmth of the sun rests here and there,
And I contentedly sit and into the distance I stare.
Ignorantly unguarded and obliviously detached,
While pondering schemes and plans not hatched.
I don’t see those dark clouds gathering to my rear,
Lightning flashes sans thunder, no warnings to hear.
Already to late, when those first drops dot my forehead,
The storm like a great lumbering monster not recently fed.
At the very last moment I see its great and ugly omnipresence,
The sheer volume of its evil, its fear bred, and unyielding malignance.
My only recourse against the great beast now to guide it steadily away,
For over some things to cherished, the beast must never hold sway.
It muse never contain her , or besmirch, or even to communicate,
But be driven back downward, and go back to its dormant state.
It is done and the battle, now once again has been waged,
Successfully no


I don’t say heavy in the sense that a blues or jazz musician means it, I mean cumbersome and one of those ill-fitting shapes that is difficult to heft. That type of thing always takes me right to Danzig, as that is how I describe his music best, but in a good way. Am I making any sense, probably not.



Featured Artist of the Day

Today’s featured artist is again German, and it seems like with an impending trip to Holland and or Germany, ther may be some sort of sub-conscious bias happening to that end, but I digress. One line of the artists bio says it best I think; I love everything has to do with stars and the universe, the sea and underwater creatures, big cats and generally fantasy ^^

The work certainly does correspond well with that statement. It’s a breathtaking gallery in my humble opinion, and here are my favorite items contained within.

Whale Shark swimming in the stars by LiussSteenWave by LiussSteenFour Eyed Dragon Sketch by LiussSteenSnow Leopard by LiussSteen

Paying Great Homage

Ask and ye shall receive. Subsequent to my request for offers on ‘Featured’ my  friend indra1408.deviantart.com/ suggested Homage to the great musicians of the seventies. While I am not by any stretch the greatest David Bowie fan in the world, I do hold Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars up as a shining example of the conceptual rock that came out of the seventies. I believe it stands on equal footing with ‘the Wall’ and has that certain something that makes it so listenable.

I personally own a DVD of a performance during the touring of that albums classic music, and would certainly recommend. It is poetry in motion, and pushes the envelope as rock was meant to, and we probably could have used a few more ‘spiders’ albums.  

Quote of the Day


Excerpt from; No Man is an Island by John Donne
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Anyhoo, everyone have a great day and be good to each other. 

Sincerely 
J
Like the calmest spring day or the most placid lake,
I am composed and centered and leaving no wake.
While the warmth of the sun rests here and there,
And I contentedly sit and into the distance I stare.

Ignorantly unguarded and obliviously detached,
While pondering schemes and plans not hatched.
I don’t see those dark clouds gathering to my rear,
Lightning flashes sans thunder, no warnings to hear.

Already to late, when those first drops dot my forehead,
The storm like a great lumbering monster not recently fed.
At the very last moment I see its great and ugly omnipresence,
The sheer volume of its evil, its fear bred, and unyielding malignance.

My only recourse against the great beast now to guide it steadily away,
For over some things to cherished, the beast must never hold sway.
It muse never contain her , or besmirch, or even to communicate,
But be driven back downward, and go back to its dormant state.

It is done and the battle, now once again has been waged,
Successfully now b y wisdom of kindness and also sage.
I look to my liking, and to the calmness and content,
It was here before placid happiness was wrent.

I have strayed to far from the place I count on,
And I now feel so subverted, like some kind of pawn.
The fog rolls in now, and desperately I search for center,
The fog forming a labyrinth, into which I fearfully now enter.

I must slowly proceed now, one hand always on the right wall,
My anxiety and fear, and emotions all tied up in a tiny ball.
I avoided calamity, but at an even greater sort of peril.
As I wander this place so bleak, and dark, and feral.

Searching for center, the calm and the peace,
For the good of us all, to say the least.
But I will and at last and may entreat,
And live in again in those moments
The ones between heartbeats.
Suddenly, but Temporarily
Another over dramatization of the oddities existing within my sub-conscious mind.   
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Good morning everyone. I hope that the Family Day/Memorial Day Holidays went well. My weekend was made drastically busier than I hope by a sudden move for my brother, but it was a good weekend nonetheless. I didn’t get a huge amount of time on the weekend for art, but did complete the second last piece of ‘The Jeff Bridges Collection of portraits. I am now going to begin a new portrait collection, and I would love to here suggestions for the next subject matter.

Jeff Bridges Bio-Mech by northernfly

Today, I am feeling the whimsical yet determined feeling that can be expressed by this and many other songs from the Warning Album. You know where you can go if you are one of those Greenday fans who wigged out when they did a semi-acoustic album, you know where you can go, and what you can do to yourself when you get there. AH, but I kid the pigeon holed Greenday fans.



Featured Artist of the Day


Today’s featured artist vigar.deviantart.com/ is an icredible photographer, 3d artist, and a very positive person. He get’s extra credit because Irish Folk is his favorite genre of music, and the isle bestow her countenance upon he worships at the alter of flute and fiddle. There are many incredible galleries to check out on Vigar’s page, and here are a few of my favorites.

Green Eye by vigar One of my dogs - this is Finn .. by vigarFields of Glory - it's all about War by vigarIt's Dark around me by vigar

Please don’t leave it all up to me

Okay, so you could let me go on scouting out the artists for Artist of the Day, or you could could throw some suggestions my way. You all (judging by the correlation of page views and this journal I believe there are 12-15 of you. The criteria is not that these are the best artworks on DA, but that the artist has earned recognition through; improvement, generosity and support of other artists, originality, or having something ‘real’ to say in word or image.

Sooo, yeah you don’t have to but are encouraged to kick out the jams.

Quote of the Day


My first  amendment right gives me the right to say that the second amendment sucks dick.
Jim Jeffries

That's it for this morning, so please be good to each other, and don't do anything I wouldn't do ;) 

Cheers
J
Jeff Bridges Bio-Mech
Finished this one on Saturday, just didn't get time to post it until today. One more piece left to complete the Jeff Bridges collection. Who wants to be next?
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Did this one some time ago, and don't consider it very 'artful' but someone in my art class pointed out to me that it is a good example of contrast in that even though the banner has not been modified to be lighter than the paper surrounding the graphic, the eye is tricked into thinking it is a brighter white. The deep back and vivid colors surrounding the banner create the illusion, and you have to look really hard to find that the white is all the same. 
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Good morning everyone, I am a touch left of center this morning bit am searching for it diligently. Nothing really to report on the visual art side of things, but I did produce a very heavy poem this morning.

Suddenly, but TemporarilyLike the calmest spring day or the most placid lake,
I am composed and centered and leaving no wake.
While the warmth of the sun rests here and there,
And I contentedly sit and into the distance I stare.
Ignorantly unguarded and obliviously detached,
While pondering schemes and plans not hatched.
I don’t see those dark clouds gathering to my rear,
Lightning flashes sans thunder, no warnings to hear.
Already to late, when those first drops dot my forehead,
The storm like a great lumbering monster not recently fed.
At the very last moment I see its great and ugly omnipresence,
The sheer volume of its evil, its fear bred, and unyielding malignance.
My only recourse against the great beast now to guide it steadily away,
For over some things to cherished, the beast must never hold sway.
It muse never contain her , or besmirch, or even to communicate,
But be driven back downward, and go back to its dormant state.
It is done and the battle, now once again has been waged,
Successfully no


I don’t say heavy in the sense that a blues or jazz musician means it, I mean cumbersome and one of those ill-fitting shapes that is difficult to heft. That type of thing always takes me right to Danzig, as that is how I describe his music best, but in a good way. Am I making any sense, probably not.



Featured Artist of the Day

Today’s featured artist is again German, and it seems like with an impending trip to Holland and or Germany, ther may be some sort of sub-conscious bias happening to that end, but I digress. One line of the artists bio says it best I think; I love everything has to do with stars and the universe, the sea and underwater creatures, big cats and generally fantasy ^^

The work certainly does correspond well with that statement. It’s a breathtaking gallery in my humble opinion, and here are my favorite items contained within.

Whale Shark swimming in the stars by LiussSteenWave by LiussSteenFour Eyed Dragon Sketch by LiussSteenSnow Leopard by LiussSteen

Paying Great Homage

Ask and ye shall receive. Subsequent to my request for offers on ‘Featured’ my  friend indra1408.deviantart.com/ suggested Homage to the great musicians of the seventies. While I am not by any stretch the greatest David Bowie fan in the world, I do hold Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars up as a shining example of the conceptual rock that came out of the seventies. I believe it stands on equal footing with ‘the Wall’ and has that certain something that makes it so listenable.

I personally own a DVD of a performance during the touring of that albums classic music, and would certainly recommend. It is poetry in motion, and pushes the envelope as rock was meant to, and we probably could have used a few more ‘spiders’ albums.  

Quote of the Day


Excerpt from; No Man is an Island by John Donne
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Anyhoo, everyone have a great day and be good to each other. 

Sincerely 
J

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Okay so it recently came to my attention that 83% of you will stop reading this before this sentence is finished. SO I am not going to go on and on with this updated profile stuff for no reason. Sorry to the other 17%, but ask away and I am pretty much an open book.

Sincerely
Jared
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The-Devil-Trap Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Thank you for watching my Deviantart cat blow kiss emoji 
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EmofaMorales Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
thanks for all the support :D 
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Thank you for the watch!
Me and my watchers! by Penti-Menti  
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northernfly Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome and those raccoons are super cute. They freak me out a bit, being the only other creature with opposable thumbs, but damned if they aren't the cutest little robbers. 
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abbyhdsn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy to have you among my watchers! I love that your gallery is varied and you are very talented. Keep up the wonderful work! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it. 
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northernfly Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Well that is a very kindly asessment of my gallery, and I really appreciate it. Your work is incredible so I know i will see good things, and I will try not to dissapoint, although i feel like you are on another level so I prob. Wont keep up. Have a great night!
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abbyhdsn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is better than you give yourself credit for! You have many wonderful photos, you are talented with a pencil, and you write as well. I love varied artists because you get to see their many sides; I'm also a dabbler myself though I don't share my poetry on deviantArt.
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northernfly Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Poetry is very personal. I wrote poetry for nine years without ever showing a soul. Pure expression, although I developed some bad habits that may have been corrected by critisism. Shrug. That's life though.

You see things through a lovely colored lens. I dabble because i get bored of focusing on one, so itt is wrought more of necesity than creative drive lol I do niot mean to sound unrgraetful, I simlly dont like people to have over-generous notions of me. Its a matter of honor.
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