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The sound of catamarans upon the foam,
the march of cavalry and weary knights
who lay their bodies down are coming home
to linens drying like a hundred kites;
if not for love, what force are sword and chain
that they may honor empires with their call,
if not for me, they all have died in vain
and made of Troy the laughingstock for all.
Indeed, your chamois shirts and littered socks,
the tender cartilage of tambourines,
unfinished wine, and little jew'llery box,
and dual hemispheres of nectarines—
belong to me alone in my design:
the air you breathe, your everything, is mine.
All poetry is love poetry.

Submitting to Wordsmith's-Guild, wordsmiths-guild.deviantart.co... for their contest on writing about a deity, wordsmiths-guild.deviantart.co....

This poem was really about a different side of love, a side that sometimes is easy to miss. Everything that we do and touch, that we feel and hear, that we fight for, is because we hold something or someone dear to us.

Aphrodite is the most well known symbol of love there is, and giving her a possessive tone conveys the idea that there is nothing apart from all that she stands for.

EDIT: WAIT WHAT?! DD? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? PARWIOTHSDFPIOBHEAWRPHBSFIUIBEAWPRBNSDFGKJHQERPUINVAER THANK YOU!!
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Given 2013-07-15
Aphrodite's Dissertation is breathtaking rhythm and rhyme from ~ThroneLiesFallow ( Suggested by AzizrianDaoXrak and Featured by Nichrysalis )
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
HOLY SHIT! A sonnet? I don't see that every day, especially one that rhymes knights/kites and tambourines/nectarines. Brilliant job. Absolutely brilliant. :D
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you kindly! It was a lot of fun figuring out the rhymes hehe. Glad you approve.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:huggle: It's wonderful! You're very welcome.
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Parsat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Writer
Whoa, this happened while I was in Taiwan? Sweetness...very well deserved for you. :)
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha thank you! It took me by surprise as well. :P
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconthroneliesfallow:
ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This flows really nicely

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MomoMarie28 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   General Artist
It was beautiful!!! Made me cry. Congratulations honey! <3 Thank you for sharing!
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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MomoMarie28 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   General Artist
You're most welcome! It's my pleasure to read! :D
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Omg HOORAY THEY FEATURED THIS ^^ Congrats, hon.
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*lovegasm*
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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gigglesandwich Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
I can picture the words, this poem is so gripping....
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schnarre Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
...Impressive!

...Congrats on the DD! :)
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I believe you have succeeded at capturing this unique and lesser told side of love.
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!! The idea was from someone asking me why I only write love poetry :).
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ONI-Defense Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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:iconthroneliesfallow:
ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THANK YOU! IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE!
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WilliamDallwitz Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely is a fitting term.
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a little note to CONGRATULATE YOU on PLACING SECOND in the #Wordsmiths-Guild Inner Divinity Contest!

Please help support the other winners by faving the official blog post: [link]. I'll also be giving you your winnings and posting your other prize soon! ^^
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMG DD I THINK I FAINTED...TWICE.
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha. You earned it ^^
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed! Aphrodite does what she pleases.
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sirweston Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. You've done romance a way I've never seen it, and I'm really, really impressed.
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ThroneLiesFallow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I'm trying to post some of the older works intermittently.
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sirweston Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll definitely be looking for them, then.
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