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so here's to
conventional wisdom.

1. relocate
to some forgotten shore.

2. fall desperately in love with
     i. the ocean
     ii. the sky
     iii. the honey sunrise and
     iv. the steelgray winter dawn.

3. sink
soul-deep into the water and
breathe.

4a. search out the requisite words
     i. from behind white and blue curtains
     ii. and underneath clam shells
     iii. and in the wakes of fishing boats, and

4b. pluck them from the ceaseless
scrawls of sunlight
against the slopes of waves.

5. make time for
     i. poetry
     ii. and other
        selfish
        pursuits.
For the :iconpoeticalcondition: bi-monthly prompt: Write a poem using "You Need to Have a Plan..." as the title.

I've been wanting to use the phrase 'poetry and other selfish pursuits' since February 24. Dating things for Glory Be comes in handy. ^^
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burning-girl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
I have felt the guilt of "selfish pursuits," but like when with [you know who], i cannot help myself.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
we're all entitled to some selfishness now and then.
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flummo Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Writer
Sounds like a place you go to breathe. Congratulations on the DLD. :clap: :heart:
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Absolutely. Thank you! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   General Artist
you know how you inspire me so. :heart:
congratulations on the DLD, dear heart! :tighthug:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Glad to be of service, my darling, thank you! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   General Artist
always and forever, love! :heart:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Beautiful, elegant work here. :coffeecup:
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
:heart: Thank you!
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant and breathtaking. Congratulations on your DLD feature. :heart:
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely my pleasure. :nod:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link]. Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you so much! I was not expecting this. :heart:
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
"5. make time for
i. poetry
ii. and other
selfish
pursuits."

selfish indeed. this is a gorgeous piece, anyway.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thanks so much. :heart:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THIS is awesome :D
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thanks! :heart:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :heart:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just about one of the most original and charming things I've read in quite a while. :love:
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
:blush: Thank you so much!
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure, Ms. Dizzy. (:
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
gaaahhh, this is so perfect. i find myself identifying with it in ways that don't entirely make sense, but yeah. Yeah? Yeah.

sorry, I just had a crazy.
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:icondisrhythmic:
disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I like crazy. Crazy is way more fun. :heart: Glad you connected with it!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Writer
:+fav: Very, very good, as I've come to expect from you. Finally you get to use that phrase you've been thinking about so long! I like how you numbered each step taken to reach it because they all seem true to me. I think "..requisite words.." are with us wherever we go, but it's great to absorb the places we go as seen in your own requisite words. Thank you.
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you so much! :heart:

I've always thought there was something particularly romantic about the reclusive writer escaping to the coast, you know? :)
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Is-lnds Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:evileye:
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
?
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Is-lnds Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:evillaugh:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   Writer
:iconyourewelcomesignplz:

I know. I'm on the U.S. west coast (north) and often feel like that reclusive writer.
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leyghan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Featured [link] :)
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you so much! :heart: I'm honored.
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vespera Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:clap:
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
:heart:
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Laitma Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhhhhhhh, how lovely, I just adore the way that this moves and the images you paint, and the numbering system works so well in contrast, too. This flows real nice~ <3
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you so much, Lai! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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FadingGrin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely adore 3 and 5. But an awesome work as a whole too! :D
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thanks so much! :la:
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FadingGrin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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madameshadowenn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice :rose:
2 and 4b in particular I love and that phrase "poetry and other selfish pursuits" really reminds me of something I've read --> I'm thinking it was probably one of the classics, like Sense and Sensibility. It has that same feel (in my opinion).
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thanks so much! :heart:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Writer
yep
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
:D
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Is-lnds Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
two. ah hell all of this
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disrhythmic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
:heart:
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