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· Grace: poetry of affection and seduction

· Cleave

· Selected Poems and Passions: 2004-2011

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· Tales of the Amomancer: Jennai's Ode

· amomancies volume 1 issue 1 annotation

· Overture and Underworld

· early morning

· Revelation in satin and silk

· gold and violet

· 49 degrees in LA

· Bohemia

· White Sunday 122: blithe

· Thunder of Lust

· Aubergine

· Walsingham in Padua

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  the quiet crucibles
by William F DeVault
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Just a little something recently posted to my dA presence.

I come from out of the East

the rising sun the photic mantra
of my rebirth
the earth
acknowledging me
as I tread towards the horizon

I have passed through
the pillars
and stood at the edge
of the cliffs
and laughed as I leapt
as I wept
as I flew downward
32 feet per
second squared but not afraid
of anything
but leaving you alone
if I don't
be as strong as possible
and then some

for I was content
to fade into the grey
until you said
follow me
like some new messiah
and I followed
out of curiosity
and desire
and an affection
I had been carrying
like a rock
now smooth with grinding
smooth enough
to play cannon shot
when needed

so I followed you
and gave my soul
that you might know
I am not one of your
schoolchildren suitors
needing tutors themselves
on the lessons of love
no matter how good it feels
and how malleable
they may seem
to the plastic heat
of your naked intellect

it is odd
that my god(ess)
has more of a crisis of faith
than I do.
troubling and exhausting.
like finding out
that Colonel Sanders
was never really in the army.
or that some
go to heaven
without benefit of the King James Version.

but it is in these quiet crucibles
that we find our faith
tested and molested.
our souls burdened.
our purpose questioned
as other deities smell blood
and show up, full lipped
and slipped into the tightest
of gowns they stole from Aphrodite.
and the test never ends.
and I am so afraid.
and so alone.
but that is where we are proved.
that is the essence of truth.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.

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Reviewed by Lisa Stafford 12/22/2010

Thank you for sharing this moving, beautiful, haunting poem.

Peace & Blessings,
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 11/11/2010

You take us through your love so eloquently.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/11/2010
This was a fascinating and most compelling poetic journey !
Certainly can relate ~
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by steve Chering 11/11/2010
A fine collection of words. well done Will'

Books by
William F DeVault

Grace: poetry of affection and seduction

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Selected Poems and Passions: 2004-2011

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  1. My Sandals That Is All...
  2. My World
  3. No Longer Afraid...
  4. The Art of the Night
  5. Keep Half My Heart
  6. Our Pacific Journey Pt 1
  7. How Much I Love You
  8. You Are Too Much Woman
  9. Enclose Valentine Love
  10. Catatonia
  11. Intimately
  12. A Dozen Red Roses
  13. Affectueux
  14. let it shine
  15. When the Heart Soars (Dedicated to Tiana)
  16. No One Else But Her
  17. When You Kiss Me
  18. by my side
  19. I Trace Her Smile
  20. In A Locket

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