[Jo's Scrapbook] Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?

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[Jo's Scrapbook] Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?

Postby Johanne on June 8th, 2013, 8:35 pm

I haven't posted a poem I've written for ages. I thought I'd share something I wrote recently. It's a little strange but most of my pieces are. Enjoy!


"à cache-cache"

Ah, I found you.
You were hiding in the candlewick.

I have been burning these candles
for years, you see. You were with me
when I bought them, scented rose,
lavender and chamomile tea.
You wanted to put them in the loungeroom,
to create ‘ambience’, you said, when we had guests over.
You would play Satie and speak in low caramel voices
of avant-garde film and yellowing poetry.

I hid them away beside the bathtub.
You frowned but said nothing.

I would take long warm baths
every Sunday evening,
and sometimes you would join me
and we would make slow love.
The candlelight would caress my skin
more gently than you, you who would leave
bruises on my clavicle and fingerprints
on my ribcage.

One day,
you disappeared.
Erik Satie, Chopin, Debussy,
scattered to the wind. You even took
half the green tea leaves we had, the fresh ones,
that we drank every morning before work.
I thought about looking for you,
running outside, gliding through the rain,
calling your name in desperate cries,
all cliché, and what they liked to call
‘romantic’.

I took a long warm bath instead,
and lit the candles. I listened to the water whisper
whenever I would move my aching ankles,
my stiff wrists. When I slowly, gingerly
climbed out of the bathtub,
I blew out the rose, lavender,
chamomile candles—

and there you were,
a glimmer of your smile
tucked away within the wick
of the candle.
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
Vincent Van Gogh
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Postby Albireo on June 10th, 2013, 8:59 pm

It's lovely. Between the beautiful imagery, the weirdness makes me think and wonder who or what 'you' really is. But I also like how it's so vague.

Thank you for sharing.
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Postby Whimsy on June 11th, 2013, 12:34 pm

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Hello lovelies!

Just letting you know that while I will be around, I do in fact have a bad stomach bug, and so posting may slow down a little until I'm feeling a bit better.

- Haley

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Postby Whimsy on June 14th, 2013, 9:19 pm

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I was having a pretty terrible day and this cheered me up a lot. Thought I'd share the cuteness - and the smartphone game is pretty fun!

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Postby Abstract on June 14th, 2013, 9:26 pm

That was... slightly creepy, mixed with a children song's joyfullness. What an odd combination. But it actually worked out well... made you feel lucky that you're not in one of those situations...

You mentioned a smartphone game? What's it called? :P
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Postby Aidara on June 14th, 2013, 9:28 pm

I am guessing "Dumb Ways to Die"

On another note, I am now sitting here singing that song. I think my favorite little bean thing was the one dancing there holding its kidneys. :|
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Postby Whimsy on June 24th, 2013, 2:35 am

A notice to all:

While I can be reached via PM or AIM, I am taking a leave of absence for a little while, most likely until the 10th of July. I will pop in and post whenever I am able, but it will not be all that frequent. I will return as soon as I am able.

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Postby Whimsy on July 13th, 2013, 4:52 pm

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Announcement:

Due to pure and utter exhaustion, I will be retiring my moderator's account. I've had an absolute blast working and writing with you all, but it's time for me to focus on other things, move on. Keep on keepin' on, you guys are all great.

<3

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Postby Johanne on January 26th, 2015, 8:04 am

I'm back!!

I don't know if anyone at all remembers me, but hi. I'm bringing Jo back. I missed her and I missed this place and its stories.

Jo was in Wind Reach in Summer 513AV but now she'll most likely be in Zeltiva. However, no matter where you're from, please send me a message or post here if you're interested in threading with a dorky writer girl who likes scars and tattoos!
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Postby Estrellir Konrath on January 26th, 2015, 2:57 pm

Welcome back! I'm so glad to see you remembered this place and came back. This is Albireo btw. We should definitely thread again sometime. :)
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