Remotely Universal – Fast Forward

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A dread for the present

Looking only into the morrow

I wish only

To meet you again.

 

We’ve been through this thicket,

This maze,

Why go through the same trial

When the outcome

Is all but clear?

 

A wish

For the fast-forward button

Is all but impossible.

 

I shift perspective

And everything

Feels much easier,

 

This

Is just another challenge

Another wall,

Waiting to befriend

Our wrecking ball.

 

If we’ve done it once

We can surely

Do it again.

 

-Dante

 

 

 

The Forgotten Word

The word,

That has the timid choking

Playing skip-rope

With the heart

Making it jump, and skip

A beat.

 

The word,

That works between

Two other words,

To make a three-letter phrase

That leaves many dumb-founded.

 

Once I heard it

For the first

I’ll admit,

My heart pounded.

 

A word, full of feeling

The easiest form, of verbal expression

Four letters, Of boundless affection

A word that describes,

Life’s

Only

Valuable

Emotion.

 

-Dante

 

Boarding – Gate Something

Hey everyone,

Its been a crazy four months of writing; I wish it was all poetry though; those assignments always find a way of making their presence known. Oh and lets not forget the exams that kept playing tag team with the rest of my course-work. Never-the-less, its been an interesting experience.

I’ll be moving to a new place temporarily, and while I’m there, I’ll unfortunately not be able to post as frequently as I usually do. However, I believe this ‘break’ will give me time to reflect on a lot of things happening in my life. I’ll continue writing though, that way I’ll have more to post when I get back.

If you happen to find the time to visit my blog and read some of my old posts please leave a comment and tell me what you think; it would mean a lot to me.

Otherwise I hope everyones’ week is going well, mine certainly is; the reason for that will be revealed later on…

“Oh, no, suspense!?”

(*gasp!*) =O

DUN-DUN-DUUUUUN!!!

 

-Dante

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Blog Tour – The WordPress Express.

First of all, I would like to thank Neha for featuring me on the Virtual Blog Tour (VBT). It’s such an honor, especially because her work is very creative and truly inspiring; If you are looking for a blogger who’s not only consistent but provides diverse content you should check out her blog as soon as possible. Here is the link http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/

The usual formula for the VBT is to feature three bloggers, and this is not easy considering there are a lot of talented writers to be found here. At this point, many bloggers I know had already been featured, as a result I only had two people to feature for the VBT:

 

BenjaminSolak  : Are you looking for  motivation or words that will give you zeal to conquer the day? well BenjaminSolak is the blogger for that. His work makes you think about life overall and overcoming obstacles that hinder our day-to-day lives. He also puts a lot of work into his posts, and that is something I’ve always enjoyed about his blog.

 

Krista’s Blog : Krista is a very honest blogger, always relaying her thoughts and emotions about the world as she sees it. Her blog provides a new perspective to writing that I haven’t seen in others and I believe that helps her stand out. She devotes her heart to poetry and makes it no secret that she loves writing. Check out her blog, there is a lot of interesting content to be found.

 

Now the following are questions I’m supposed to answer relating to my writing process, this should be interesting. 🙂

 

1.) What am I working on?

At the moment I’m working on quite a number of projects. In my last post I mentioned the short-novel I’m writing titled Broken Pieces; the first chapter will be released soon. I’m also working on a set of poems with my friends, I’ve been looking to collaborate with as many people as possible over the coming months. This is in an effort to explore different styles of writing; I’ve always believed that I can learn something new by writing with someone else. (side note: me and ‘a very special someone’ are planning to collaborate on an entire anthology in the later future)

 

2.) How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

I believe my work to be a part of me. Every time I write something it has to link with actual events that occur in my life. I might write about the moon, the sea or the sun, but an aspect of that will always relate to something happening in my life.  The link might be in one sentence, but one thing is for certain, it always has to be there.

 

3.) Why do I write/create what I do?

I write because I like the thought of someone else reading my piece and enjoying it. I especially love putting a little twist and witnessing the reactions that follow. I always want to think of something original; to make people think in a way they haven’t before. In the end, what mainly drives me to write is the joy it brings; my best form of escapism.

 

4.) How does your writing creative process work? 

I usually brainstorm titles, no matter how dumb they might sound. From there I take the one I find interesting and leave the rest for later. My drafts are always hand-written, I enjoy having a tangible copy of my work at all times. If I don’t brain-storm titles I write what comes to mind, sometimes it works on the first shot; but sometimes, well, an editing marathon ensues.

 

 

And that’s all ladies and gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to read this VBT, it means a lot. Please check out the featured bloggers when you have the time. Enjoy the rest of your day. 🙂

 

 

-Dante

 

Broken Pieces

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I’m pleased to say I’ve made significant progress with my short novel, Broken Pieces. Like any other serious writer, I’ve put a lot of thought into the content. I’ve been working on this story for a long while, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. For those who have been wondering about my art, I actually designed this logo myself; It was only after I had covered most of the ground-work for the story.

The first chapter will be published soon;  It’s the first story I plan to post on my blog with chapters being published at periodic intervals.

 

-Dante

 

P.S : A separate category will be added for those who want to follow the story.

 

 

A Kiss From The Mist

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Good fortune finds us

When we rarely expect it

Sometimes

All it takes

Is one moment,

Thought,

Or Instance,

To change the tide.

 

A kiss from heaven

Giving pure motivation,

Gracefully providing

Imagination

To think out of the box

And surprise

Where possible.

 

Example

Imagine waves moving,

Against the wind.

Walking

And sleeping,

On the sun.

A domino effect,

In reverse.

 

Mind-blowing

Jaw-dropping events,

Impossible in nature

But nice to think about.

 

-Dante

 

 

 

 

Virtual Blog Tour – The Stars And The Journey

Virtual Blog Tour.

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I will be honest, I was a bit hesitant to do this tour when Belsbor first told me about this…the reason was, I did not quite know if there was any process to my writing and  if I could do justice to this tour; however, after giving it some thought, I came to a conclusion that this was unique and something I had not done before, so getting out of my comfort zone, I was honoured and grateful to accept this from Belsbor. You can see his Virtual Blog Tour (VBT) Here: http://belsbror.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/genuine-gems/

Belsbor is a versatile blogger, showcasing posts ranging from poetry, to short stories and  life events.  He is also a great influence and a motivator for  new, experienced and somewhere in between bloggers (like myself)  here at wordpress. If you have not seen his blog yet, I suggest you do so now as you are certainly missing out!

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By the window (collaboration)

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By the window

Yearning for the rainbow

The sky’s very own

Vision of artistry

-Dante

 

 

My contribution to a collaborative poem by Neha from the blog, ForgottenMeadows

http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-by-the-window/

 

 

I was supposed to have posted this earlier but never got to it, better late than never. 🙂

 

 

By the moonlight (collaboration)

Sharing a piece

With the moon

Writing letters

Of what I feel for you

 

My friend’s rays

Reflecting off ink soaked paper

Letters shimmering

The moon highlighting

Its approval

Of what it believes to be the best parts

All of it.

 

-Dante

 

My contribution to a collaborative poem by Neha from the blog, ForgottenMeadows

http://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-writing-letters-by-the-moonlight/comment-page-1/#comment-3975

 

If you liked this piece try checking out my other poem Whispers to the Moon

Pale Edge

Letting you in my mind

Tell me what you find.

 

I’ve had a lot of friends

Relationships

With their fair share of bends.

 

Black and white

Sundering deeds

Colors that rarely meet.

 

Indeed

Emotions, at times

Synonymous with peaceful

The days

Of being on the drama filled front-line

Long gone.

 

Staying low,

Like a soldier gone prone

Intentions, ever clear

Like corporate windows.

 

Many keep a line of trust

Never to be breached

I respect that.

 

But guess what

I actually kept two

Until I found you.

 

-Dante