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Daily Lit Recognition for April 28th, 2014


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Poetry



Suggested by: successwithhonor
Featured by: UnspecifiedUnknown


gospel circlesright now i am sitting under a gospel hall
and a man above and to the right of me
keeps screaming, “lord, i am too old for hallelujah”
between punctuated bits of off-beat clapping.
there is a drum circle somewhere up there
and djembe are hit to break his pauses.
from somewhere, there is a track
bleating spurts of trumpet like sheep
and scattering notes from the piano like milkweed
on wind.
lord, you are too old for hallelujah.
that song has been played over and over
for so many tired years,
brought back countless times as a
dulling exclamation point thrown as if to cut
a question mark in half.
its beauty has eroded with age:
a relic chipped away by time.
there are voices singing in an african language above me.
they ebb gently like a river, show their undersides like a leaf
upturned in a breeze.
they may be joyous or frantic -- maybe both, but i can’t ever tell.
“lord, we are too old for hallelujah!”
a choir agrees.
and maybe we are.
because from where i

gospel circles by Serentic

"gospel circles" does a fine job in
conveying the seamless stream of thought
anchored by the author, in light of
these subjects questionable truths.



Featured by: TwilightPoetess

OsteophilicHe loved his bones.
The way they never asked too much of him
or protested his requests.
There was nothing superfluous in their design;
simple, sleek, and uncomplicated.
They were spry, robust
ready to take on the world with
sharp and fluid motions.
His bones were not brittle like she was.
Not so breakable or frail,
not so expendable.
They didn't bend under pressure
or fracture under stress.
He loved his bones -
their ivory purity eased his soul -
and he was proud of the way
they held everything together
so effortlessly.
She knew one day he'd stomp this
old flame out, long before 'death do us part.'
Cremation had never been part of the plan.

Osteophilic by SeptemberSkies2298

SeptemberSkies2298 compares love
to Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone
disease) in this clever piece.





Prose



Featured by: TwilightPoetess

The Pen Laughs at Structure“I don’t mean to alarm you, Paul, but I’ve turned into a horse.”
“Not to worry. I’ll just turn this dial back a little, aaaaand...”
“Now I’m two horses.”
“Okay. I’m going to stop fiddling with this thing now.”
“Please do.”
There was an awkward silence. Dave tapped two of his front hooves nervously on the hot, sticky tarmac of the car park.
“So...um.”
“We should get going?”
“Yeah. Which way?”
Paul looked around. “Well, the sun’s over there, but I don’t know what time it is, or where we are, or where the crystalline elixir would be.”
“I thought you said that thing was going to make our job easier.”
“The device isn’t perfect, alright?”
“Gee, really!?” The horses snorted angrily. “I hadn’t noticed.”
Suddenly, a dinosaur’s head burst up through the floor. “ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOA

The Pen Laughs at Structure by DamonWakes

This humorous flash fiction piece
explains why you never try to "bypass"
the hijinks of a genre with a simple cop-out.



Featured by: Naktarra

Mo (2,553w)            They say that growing up can make you change; I say that I know the most beautiful exception in the world to their silly rule. It isn’t so much that my half-brother hasn’t left the motorized wheel-chair he was practically born into, nor the fact that his right arm is just as cramped into constant contortion as it was when we first met. No, I’m not even saying that because he still kicks his legs in the hop-scotch formation he always wanted to participate in when he was younger. Mo’s heart is the precious, unchanging element that will forever make those people who “say”, second guess themselves. He came into this world with a heart far too big for a normal body. “Normal” life leads to pride, distrust, and disdain towards the very idea of dependence on others; such subliminal lessons worry their ways into every aspect of our growing experiences. They would have suffocated Mo

Mo (2,553w) by Tales-of-Tao

Whew, after reading this I think my
eyes are fogging up. No, I'm not crying, it
must just been the weather. This is beautiful
and far greater than my vocabulary can describe.



Foreign Language


Featured by: Malintra-Shadowmoon

Ueber die AlpenEs begann wieder zu schneien, als wir an dem Hang ankamen. Einige ließen entmutigt die Köpfe hängen, doch ich munterte sie wieder auf. "Hannibal und seine ersten zehn Elefanten haben es auch geschafft darüber zu gehen, seine Elefanten, hört ihr!" Das wirkte. Schon sprangen die ersten. Mit leisem Fluch rappelten sie sich auf der anderen Seite des Abgrundes wieder auf. Ich war zu müde um zu springen, und außerdem schmerzte mein Bein wieder. Mein Bein, mit dem ich an einer Felsspalte hängen geblieben war und es mir aufgerissen hatte. Einige Heiler hatten es mir daraufhin verbunden, aber wenn es zu schneien begann, tat es immer noch heftig weh. Doch die Heiler waren zuversichtlich, dass ich bei der Schlacht in circa drei Wochen mitstreiten könne.
Ich hielt mein Pferd an, während immer mehr Soldaten sprangen und der Schnee sich zu einem regelrechten Schneesturm ausweitete. Ich wollte auf die Kavallerie warten, die bei solchen Abhängen


Ueber die Alpen by SmyliArt

This piece is a historical non-fiction
prose dealing with Hannibal and his elephants
crossing the Alps to conquer Rome. The text
includes thoughts of the foot soldiers on their
march, about their fears and their courage.



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:icondamonwakes:
DamonWakes Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Writer
Thank you for the feature! And it's absolutely fantastic to see that someone's stepped in to fill DLD's shoes. :-)
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:icontales-of-tao:
Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for including me! This was a lovely surprise to return to, certainly. :la:
And, congratulations to Serentic, SeptemberSkies2298, SmyliArt  and DamonWakes for the wonderful work! :happybounce: 
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:iconserentic:
Serentic Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Awwww, congrats to you too! Your work is lovely.
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:icontales-of-tao:
Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconserentic:
Serentic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! That was unexpected.
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:iconseptemberskies2298:
SeptemberSkies2298 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the feature TwilightPoetess! :tighthug:
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:icontwilightpoetess:
TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so very welcome! :heart:
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:iconsmyliart:
SmyliArt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Still can't believe it... I think I've fainted. 
Thank you so much for adding "Über die Alpen"! Hug 
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitteschön, gerne geschehen. You are very welcome :)
Congrats to all amazing writers featured here :)
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Some really stand out work today. Thanks guys and gals. :heart:
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