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Nathan Pulliam
United States
We were dried, salted
slit sideways and spilled
no insides out.

And then I knew
we were such empty shells.


I am genuinely grateful for any fave that I get, so if I don't thank you individually it is because I hate the feeling that I'm mass replying cookie cutter thanks. But know that I do appreciate the support very much.
talk to me about line breaks. I'm reading a lot of pieces with line breaks that I don't understand from a poetic standpoint and I'm curious about what people look to achieve with their choices.

I think they are such a key part of free verse, and I'm very open to the possibility that there are valid goals and approaches other than my own. These are the things I think about:

where is the natural pause in the cadence?
can I create positive emphasis on a word or phrase without wrecking the cadence?
can I create alternative/dual meanings without wrecking the cadence?
is there a structure I want for shape or uniform line length? if so, does my phrasing suit the structure? bolded because I think it's important.

What do you guys think about?

How do you measure success with your own writing? (yuuupp, I have premium again) 

6 deviants said Feedback or critique from select writers you know and respect
4 deviants said I am my own barometer; what others think is not how I judge myself
2 deviants said The opinions of the community at large (features, feedback, etc.)
2 deviants said Obligatory other (please comment)
2 deviants said Banana Smoothie
1 deviant said Favorites, ALL THE FAVORITES!!!
1 deviant said Acceptance into groups/publication


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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work.
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rider-on-the-storm Featured By Owner 4 days ago
finally, another poet i enjoy reading on dA!
very few and far on this site these days.
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peaseblossoms Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Hello!! 8'D Thank you so much for the watch... I really appreciate your interest in my work!!! <33333333333333 QvQ It means so much to me!
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bubblemoth Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you for joining :iconthewrittenrevolution:, we're delighted to have you with us. Welcome to the revolution. I salute you!

We're quite a busy group. We regularly post prompts and publishing opportunities for our members to try. Don't forget to drop into theWritten Revolution chat room as well!

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Lissomer Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014   Writer
I'm kind of swooning a little lot over the music section in your interests. And also to a slightly lesser extent your TV section - The Newsroom is one of my favourite shows! :eager: 
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