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Journal Entry: Wed Aug 29, 2012, 3:17 AM

Neuropathy nudges
Crisply across fingertips;
Flaming pen drips as
Mental strength dissipates
Into malleable mirage.

~ Gia :rose:

An author's dejection.
For The Simulacrum Group.

© 2012 C.M. Smith, All Rights Reserved. This work may not be downloaded, reproduced, adapted or otherwise used in any form, in whole or in part, without written permission.

  • Listening to: Edge of Heaven ~ Ace Of Base
  • Reading: My Guru's Lips
  • Watching: Coco dance around the house...
  • Playing: No games. Physical Therapy!
  • Eating: Nothing.
  • Drinking: Diet Cola w/ice


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Clare | Gia
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I have to say it! This pic makes me look oddly toothy, but it's just the angle. Okay, so the hair's longer by a few inches now... but yes, this is me.

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:bulletblue: Short Bio:

What to say? I began writing at the tender age of five, dashing off little poems in a Composition notebook which I still have today. It always seemed clear that my future would be in the liberal arts, and so it was. After earning a Bachelor's and Master's in English Literature, I taught literature and writing skills for five years at a private university. Doing so had been my dream, and it was a pleasure. It also allowed me to further focus in spare time on my favorite writers, the Lake Poets of the English Romantic era, and on other authors close to my heart such as Frost, Gibran, Thomas, Yeats, Twain, Poe, Hemmingway and naturally Shakespeare. Yet the academic world is quite insulated, and eventually I sought more.

Time and circumstance led me to the world of newspapers and advertising, where succinct wording combined with art impact equals success. Within that vigorous world (and having inherited my father's picky-engineer-type brain), I was drawn to the minutiae of advertising systems and became a Systems Manager, happily responsible for the words of 50+ users in a 100+ newspaper group. It was an amazing interface of boardroom, technical and interpersonal experience shot through with the adrenaline of deadlines and business life.

Health issues rear-ended that career path. This year I return to literature in general and writing in particular, my first loves. Poetry of meter, of rhyme, of sensation, comes naturally to me in bursts; my brain loves iambic pentameter, and my goal is to capture feelings, human nature, sensations that arise from within inspired by the natural world and external events. Experimenting with Free and Short Verse is more challenging.

Flexing the mental sinews of style, form and function once again is simultaneously frightening and like coming home... so be gentle with me, if you will. :rose:

:bulletblue: Some other FAQs:

• Nurturing is in my nature. :huggle:
• I am cursed with a temper when neglected.
• Nature inspires, calms and thrills me.
• Music is a living thing in my soul. :music:
• Hmm... I love to tease! ;)
• Logic & emotion: vital, but each can serve or undermine.
• Any knowledge fascinates me; I gather it like flowers.
• Words, writing, art ~ precious things, indeed.
• I have low tolerance for poor grammar. Deal with it.
• Oops... I can be incredibly stubborn at times.
• If you need me, tell me.
• Psychology fascinates me; what makes you tick!?
• My book of love is open. Write in it. :heart:
• Humor is a prerequisite to living well.
• I adore the water... lakes, ponds, streams, oceans!
The simple things are the best ~ truly.
Health, honest work, good food, family, friends, simple pleasures, learning, helping others, love. Oh, yeah!

:bulletblue: If you want to know more, ask!


:bulletblue: Some Favorite dA People:

:iconlyokosiraaron: My Little Raven.... :iconalejandrodelfuego: Furry Telepathic Genius
:iconkuronetsuki: Cian Anthro Artist :iconrebellucario: Gamer Extraordinaire
:iconquaneta: Conflicted Angel... :iconkublakhan27: My Poetry Soulmate
:iconcloser-to-the-sun: Fab FanFic Friend! :iconth3blackhalo: Superb Pencil Artist
:iconjamie-the-luxray-95: My Airborne Bud....:iconjoosh-face: Aussie Art Mate
:iconvalkyrie-echo: Weaponry Warrior :iconlilliathesexyflygon: Clever Quillholder
:iconbadaforce: Wise Word Wizard :iconagnott: The Plane Master

:bulletblue: If you're not listed yet and want to be, ask!


Current Residence: By a lake, USA
Favourite music: Rock, Jazz, Classical (I'm pretty eclectic)
Favorite movies: • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil • Titanic • The Matrix (all) • Avatar • Troy • Somewhere in Time :) • Star Trek (all) • A Fish Called Wanda • Arsenic and Old Lace ;) • Notorious • Hunt For Red October • Platoon • Gladiator • Gaslight • Breakfast at Tiffany's • The Fifth Element • Dune (the original) • Monty Python (all) • Young Frankenstein • Legends of the Fall • Mission: Impossible (all) :o • All About Eve • Shawshank Redemption • Lara Croft (all) • Alien (all) • The Bourne Identity • The Sorcerer's Apprentice • Casablanca • To Kill A Mockingbird • Anything Clint Eastwood! • Indiana Jones (all) • Many more...
Favourite photographer: Anselm Adams
Favourite style of art: Renaissance, Impressionist, Anime
Operating System: Mac OS X. Do you really care?
Skin of choice: Hmm... Soft, strong, supple...
Favourite cartoon character: Yugi Moto.
Personal Quote: Ye Gods!

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LyokoSirAaron Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday. Sorry that we forgot to light the candle.
KuroNetsuki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rose    thank you for everything,     so glad you where born and for everything you did,    you live on in us
KuroNetsuki Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
been really nostalgic lately,  I miss you a lot and I miss our long philosophic talks

you always  had the right answer even if it sounded unpleasant, in the end, you always where proven right

I won't devote a prayer, but rather, dedicate a few good deeds in your names today,   be well my friend
BadaForce Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Happy birthday, Clare. Wherever you are right now up there, I hope you're having a great time, and are happy. 
LyokoSirAaron Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday.
Jamie-the-Luxray-95 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday..
quaneta Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will say this, though it is late, I miss you. A lot of us do. I hope to see you again. One day.
LyokoSirAaron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Are you really up in heaven, mom? Is God really there? Are you really listening?
LyokoSirAaron Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Hi, it's me again. I have some bad news... Gabriel's mom isn't doing to well. Gabriel and I are both very worried... Please, could you help us pray for her safety? I know your prayers would help more than mine, although I will pray for her as well. Thanks mom. I know your voice can help make a difference.
LyokoSirAaron Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I'm still trying my best to behave and be a good person. I lost my temper just a moment ago... I feel so horrible about it... please don't think badly of me because of it, Mom. I know I lie, and I know I loose control... but I... I'm still trying to see the good in everyone. And I see it..... I really do... please... give me the strength to keep bottling up the anger and frustration. I haven't had the strength myself as of late....
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