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Senior Selections #36

Sun Feb 1, 2015, 1:12 AM

Welcome back to SeniorSelections with its 36th week of selections featured by Senior Members! 
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:la: This week's winner is: SilverInkblot

Old SoulsDoc says I’m an old
soul, with my postcards
and letters, and waste-no-words
policy. Doc says old souls still make eye
contact instead of playing with iPhones,
mirrors that stare back, and tell
us who we are by knowing
who they are.
Doc tells me I’m an old
soul in a young body, taming
wild Internets and bringing my words
to heel like a triple score
in a game of Scrabble.
That I was born in the wrong
decade, that I was meant to punch
typewriter keys like a boxer,
that the twenty-first century
wasn’t made for old souls like mine.
Doc thinks I’m too old
to be twenty-three, constantly forgetting
the barriers of my few years.
Like that I never wrote about myself
until he gave me moments
worth writing down, and cared
about the person behind the words.
That I learned who I was by learning
who he was, and drew a timeline
of intersection points where each
node became a poem, and each poem
became a stepping stone.
Doc unearthed an old
soul in my notebook.
Old like a favori
Turn my words against me.I want my words to take
root in your stomach and grow
up your esophagus, the calyx
of your tongue brushing the edge
of your teeth until the words blossom
from your lips in a slow
explosion of elegance, jawline
trickled with nectar, charming
hummingbirds and honeybees
with the promise of butterfly kisses.

Architects paint with light and concrete.I dreamt I was an architect,
a handful of doubts and
corrosive intellect.
The clock tower has the most lonely
view of the industrial sunrise,
rising like the old Indian song inside.
From where I sit, sunlight
drips like honey fresh
from the earth over concrete elegance.
Sometimes autumn feels like winter.
Once a classy hotel
and now an urban puzzle,
consumed by kudzu creeping
all along the broken windows,
choking the windchimes.
How do cities understand
what soul sings behind their windows?
There’s so many different suns
desperate to connect;
the light through a dirty
windshield; the sun in an empty
room; something ordinary in the quiet
presence of light and shadows.
Some moments are golden,
as if even the city knows
the art of being perfectly still.
Autumn was my first love.October, I follow you -
from the magic lights of New York
to moonshines in Georgia,
until the colors dissolve.
The anxious poetry of autumn
made a memory of me.
Here’s to things I take for granted:
September blues,
chasing airplanes,
country road thunderstorms.
Unspoken words, unwritten ideas.
October, I follow you;
I thought I saw you on the shore
where the river runs through gold
on the last boat leaving the city of a hundred spires -
or perhaps Pittsburgh
(it was the lights I guess).
Here’s to the things we leave behind:
sunbeams in November,
letters addressed to no one,
poems, wounds, dead birds.
I’ve got that summertime sadness.
Maybe you’re gonna come back;
we’re changing our ways, taking different roads
and loneliness knows me by name
but October, I follow you;
without you I’m a winter heart,
a love story you don’t want,
a November shade of grey hunting ghosts
in cities that sleep inside our heads.
You told me you lied the night you kiss



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Webdoll Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Join requests seem to be closed here any reason why?
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Bitch0nline Featured By Owner 2 days ago
how many years do you have to be on DA to  join this group
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
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Malort75 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'd like to be a Senior Member. Because I have suggestions. I've been helping people to do its arts. Also protecting their copyrighted material.
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Fanfic-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Aw I love this group! I hope that someday I can actually join it!
I'd just like to say congrats to all the senior members, no matter when you were chosen for this! You guys are totally amazing!
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CaptainMexico Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
That's very nice.
Topicality Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Some of my code is still here :D
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for inviting me!
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Was there another senior announcement? I swear I see some seniors I've never seen before.
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Join requests are closed?
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Voracious-man Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
How do I suggest a friend of mine's art for daily deviation? I don't know who to ask on here.
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LoByteSo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the request, I appreciate it! :-)
TiagoSilverio Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx for featuring my art!
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
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TotemEye Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awww I hope I can be here someday :iconmahfeelsplz:
But until then, congrats to those who have been selected!! :heart:
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the invite! :D
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   General Artist
Congratulations, all new seniors! :love:
C-91 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Silly question: are the submissions to the galleries on hold? :ponder:
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Branchewski Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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raysheaf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for inviting me!!!
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rainylake Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the invite :aww:
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iDJPanda Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
I have a question, has the mustache always been associated with seniors? Or is it just something every single fancy old person needs? :lol:
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pwassonne Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for inviting me! ^_^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh my goodness, I'm so happy!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Thank you so much everybody!!! :iconloveloveplz:
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