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Woods rot, wet cracks, lung snap  

no deeper resonance
no riverbed silence
only ragged mists.

This land has been

village women, nurse, frown, shut fences

skittish cattle

a stare from the naked echo;
a wolf-like yelp - tendons tight

inner thigh
pelvis, hip


O great ancient one
Leave this circle
Let the hills gather
Let the fault-lines hum.
No Deeper Silence

No Deeper Silence - a tribute to Joan Grave’s “Bad Howl In The Naked Echo.”

Ok so in the span of two years I've dutifully read several books, and have filled a wheelbarrow load worth of writing journals (granted 99.999 % of it is poop, but at least it's kept me in the habit of writing constantly.) A fellow writer, and recently acquired friend, was a bit puzzled as to how I managed this proficiency - and was baffled by the simplicity of my "secret", confiding to me that it totally worked for her.

So here it is... Stand up. Really just stand on you feet while you write/read, preferably having your screen (book) at eye level or a bit higher so you get a good posture. the straighter you stand the better you can breath oxygen into your creative brain; also, who the hell likes annoying neck/back pain? I discovered this during my last undergraduate year. I'd found myself cooling down too much or losing steam when I sat down in front of the puter for too long (besides terribly numb legs)--so I just placed my laptop upon one of my closet's shelves, and plugged my wired keyboard to it -- to keep my arms and shoulders from hunching up. Of course, I'm not the first one to have realized this; there are studies dating back to the 60's that argue it improves alertness and concentration by up to 40%, and you can actually buy yourself a proper, custom-design standing desk - some of them even come with a treadmill for those who don't mind sweat on their keyboards.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work as well with pen to paper writing - and you do need some breaks 'cause feet get tired. You also need a little box or something on the bottom to prop on up one of your feet  - makes you stand better and it's easier on the knees. So there you go, Google it, you'll see I'm onto something. 


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Alec Lam Rook
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<< Je ne suis pas de ceux que l'amour console. Il en va bien ainsi. Qu'est-ce, en effet, qui me serait plus inutile à la fin qu'une vie consolée? >>

"I am not one of those who love comforts. It is certainly the case. What indeed, would be more useless for me than to end my life comforted?"

-R.M. Rilke

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wordeea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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wordeea Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
merci pour les favoris ! :)
ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Je t'en pris, c'était merveilleux à lire.
wordeea Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
et encore merci :)
wordeea Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
tu es bien trop gentil
hypnicjerks Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   Writer
thank you for the favorite!
ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Such a beautiful piece, it was a delight to read, thank you.
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atlantic-lungs Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student Writer
thankies for the fave :3
ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problem <3
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