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we don't have to split a fork
in two (or ten or six); may then diverge
our Paths along the path
not finite, un-impossible? you
may have rule and road, miles and
morass,

sir. the Hoarfrost gathers great
on you, like winter on the words
you forged from wood and wakeful spurs
(unsleeping, temporal
remainders); like ornaments
that decorate dull
in any other season.

you are boxed and labeled, kept
in the murky & foreclosed adjunct space
that borders the heart but never enters

a tease of a tease to touch
the lives of those who happen by
your 'verse.

i've left minds more open and
know travels- even in the way
everyone travels- that will carry me
for miles until i sleep.
gah. this was hard. i adore the two poems that i was framing this around/against.

this is for Epic Author Off. fav.me/d6puop9 click the link. CLICK IT! :stare:

This round I'm in a threeway battle; I am writing about Robert Frost (as E.E. Cummings, best as I can manage) I chose to write it around Frost's "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening"
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*nawkaman transforms stylistic inspiration from E. E. Cummings into the compelling for frost: we need not live in vigil. ( Featured by neurotype )
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Thank you so much!
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chancerox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we just read stopping by the woods on a snow evening in class! this is a beautiful way of interpreting both poems. 
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I rather enjoy Frost, especially those two poems but I have immense appreciation for the infinite capacity of Cummings' style and I tried my best to represent that. Thank you! :heart:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
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:heart: Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :tighthug:  
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
thank you :heart:
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callme007 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
thanks! :heart:
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dragoeniex Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
O___O

I...feel like whoever made this congratulatory image deserves a DD too.
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callme007 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
They do, don't they? ^^
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
An intriguing effort. Certainly fun to play with from a reader's standpoint, assigning phrases here and there, like with Cummings.
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Rookanga1945 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
A beautiful poem.
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thanks! :D
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riparii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It's a braid, and neatly done.
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you! I worked hard on this so I'm quite proud for it to be featured. :heart:
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ssensory Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013   Writer
Congrats on the well-deserved DD! :heart:
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you so much, Shane. :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Thank you! You do the same. :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Ooh, that would be hard to do; those are two of my all-time favorite poems. Well done.

 

I like your phrasing. It's...picturesque. :) Good luck!

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nawkaman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Yeah, mine too.

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the phrasing, but I need to smear some Cummings-style craziness on the punctuation and perhaps play with some visual elements. I left myself some linecount this time so maybe I can come up with something.
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