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symphony stellataone of my earliest memories -
my mother, steadfast mentality
slowly driving her forward, repeating
repeating re-pea-ting bar by bar
nocturne number eight in d flat major;
never anything less than perfection,
even when fingertips wear thin,
when patience wears thinner,
and chopin fades into dusti am a child born of icy constellations,
cigarette smoke, and canorous chords,
composers whispering at the edge of my sensesblack-garbed, it's grandmother's funeral -
my violin cries massenet's méditation.
my thirteen year-old heart has never
felt so incapable of expression,
so goddamn inadequate, and d major
has never sounded so heartbroken.
we return to a phone call from father,
his composure cracking as he tells us
we'll be doing this all over again;
96 hours, two grandmothers gone,
now all i have is massenet and
it isn't fairwe'd never know it by looking at the sky,
but countless stars waxed requiem to
create us; cenotaphs in the empyrean blacksixteen years old and i can breathe -
quake (transitions)To the city made of shaky ground, 
It's been three years, nine months and thirteen days since you first cracked irrevocably. September 4th, 2010, 4:35am. We lived just a block shy of industry back then, in a suburb which was just as like to invite you in for fried food and a beer as it was to offer you marijuana in the park. We lived just a block shy of industry back then, so when I was awoken before dawn by our shuddering home, it didn’t seem like such a strange thing. But the shuddering intensified into spasms and it didn’t stop, it didn’t stop and suddenly my father was in the doorway and where am I supposed to go in an earthquake? All I can remember is “stop, drop, and roll” from primary school, and some clever corner of me is aware that I’m babbling, that I need to concentrate; then, the earthquake subsides. The power’s out, the candles are lit, and the (battery powered) radio is already speaking statistics, projections, and ad
It's easy enough to traipse through memory,
accelerant in hand, almost graceful
as you pour gasoline or alcohol
over memento mourning
that already feels afire;
easy enough to toss careless
flames over a hunched shoulder.
To let the world--
to let yourself burn
for just a little
or revenge.
It's a tired adage,
but all fires must go out.ii.
I want to advocate the harder road,
the furtive glances behind.
The padlocked door
seams warped by bitter days;
weren't the days meant to
get better, eventually?


Surely there should come a day
when you can smile at the shadows
and mean it.
Surely there should come a day
when 3 AM fades almost to mythology,
when the vices don't hold you
to drown.
My head is a war-torn field
all a-litter and trembling;
and I cannot help but wonder
how I continue to burn,

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I'm okay.

Tue Aug 19, 2014, 8:47 AM
Yes, I am okay. I just don't really feel like repeating it several times in responding to all the comments on my previous journal. It's actually kind of weird that I was so eloquent. I've read the messages that I sent to some people the other night, and they're pretty hilarious.

omg pls eignore me right now
Isaap z working I tjinngh
I keep dropfj g.y phone jajajajs
Just ire.more mwmomsau
I don't thfinmf. Fkkkdrkw wjmmm be very pleasa t
Yup. So that was my graduation to hard liquor. I passed out at around 11. Then I woke up at 2:30 am and couldn't sleep. At 5 I got up, got dressed, made some hot chocolate, and walked twenty minutes to the river to watch the sunrise. It was pretty incredible. Also, I listened to "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies about 50 thousand times. I felt fantastic.

Imag0532 (1) by GuinevereToGwen

Untitled by GuinevereToGwen

When I got back home, I collapsed on the couch and spent the next hour trying not to throw up. First hangover. Awful feeling. My cat was oddly sympathetic (she usually hates everyone).

But yeah, I'm okay.

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies
  • Reading: Angels in America
  • Watching: Graceland
  • Drinking: Water


Artist | Student | Literature

Aspiring novelist, composer-lyricist, sunriser, dreamer, and the biggest poetastrophe you'll ever meet.

I'm currently a student in Canada who dreams of spending the rest of her life writing novels and short stories on a houseboat. Fond of classic literature and musical theatre, I love snowflakes, hot air balloons, and typewriters, although I've never used one and doubt I would enjoy it.

I write short stories, poetry, songs, plays, screenplays, musicals, articles, anything and everything that can be written, I'm writing. My current writing projects include my novel, Columbia Uncharted, a collaborative novel with NGBookworm97, Sunriser, and a one-act musical I'm currently in the process of putting on called The Strangers on the Bus.

Nice Things People Have Said About Me
"Danielle’s gallery is packed full of intriguing and clever pieces to peruse, on her multi-faceted profile. Whether in sharing her novels brimming over with moving tales or reading a touching story or poem from a unique angle, she’s written something for everyone to enjoy."
by LadyLincoln, one of dA's biggest sweethearts

"What I love most about her writing is her character development and her observation/analysis of other human beings...including her honest evaluations of herself and her feelings.
Danielle is one of the most imaginative storytellers I know and, time after time, her writing touches me in some way, whether because I relate to it personally or am simply fascinated by it."
by one of the kindest people I know, hopeburnsblue

"GuinevereToGwen is possibly my best internet buddy. She is just.. wow. She's always trying new things with her writing, and she's always participating in competitions and coming up with new, cool group ideas. She's super nice and her poetry is phenomenal, as is her prose and her stagewriting. She's just all around talented."
by the wonderful saltwaterlungs

"GuinevereToGwen is a sweetheart in every sense of the word. Her work just sweeps you off your feet with her incredible control of literary devices."
by the incredible momo-madness

"You are now a magical writer unicorn."
by my favourite person in the whole world, SilentSails

Favourite plays: Lots of musicals (Les Mis, Next to Normal, Wicked, Chicago, Rent) and anything Shakespeare (my favourites include Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and As You Like It)!
Favourite poets: Allen Ginsberg • Lewis Caroll • Robert Frost
Favourite colour: All of them! Don't make me choose!
How I would like to die: In a swordfight, defending my life. Preferably on the back of a dragon.

ID by HappyHS


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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Danielle, thank you for the cake badge and all the love on my recent work! :iconattackglompplz:
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Steamland Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I Must say I Enjoy your work,very lovely and amazing. keep it up Gwen.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the delicious cake badge, sweetpea. :heart:
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Thank you so much for the fav on The Coffee God!

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