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I find myself, at times, frustrated with my apparent lack of control over my inner universe. Sometimes, I can only sigh and lift my hands in defeat at the fleeting nature of confident creation and artistic certitude.
As much as I love my mind and imagination now, it was not always so - I have to say that when I was younger, I hardly felt any appreciation at all for my gift... I didn't know any better and I was not aged enough, at the time, to understand it on multiple levels, across so many years. I've lost more than a few of the pieces I had been collecting since I was younger, but I am confident that I will find them again or... I will die having tried.
I believe that the same can likely be said of many others, as unaware as we humans tend to be of many of the deeper things, the deeper reasons and motivations... the more visceral honesty. We should, all of us, take a few moments from time-to-time to step back and contemplate this fact and our gifts and how we see them, how we feel about them. They are treasures and, most importantly, you are treasures.
You could go to the farthest reaches of all the worlds in all the galaxies in our universe and not find another just like you. Remember that, I know I will.
*Note* This test was a success : ) ever since I realized that my odd formatting of my text in my more recent poems was problematic due to browser differences among people (my own being Chrome @ 90% zoom) having the potential to change the way a more visual poem of mine looks from person to person, browser to browser, zoom to zoom. This also lets me bypass the completely horrible & finicky nature of dA's basic text submission when it comes to my specific spacing needs, etc.
It means a bit more work for me - converting text to PDFs & then creating a preview image for each PDF file, but I think the end result for me is something much more satisfying and a clearer portrayal of what little artistry I have to those that deem me worthy enough to watch and to read. And now that I think about it, this may actually mean a bit less work as the formatting of a poem to my desired tastes was something tedious and frustrating in dA's submission section.
That's enough for today/tonight, though but I guess I will have a mission tomorrow! To properly submit this poem (written tonight, the 24th) with a title and then to convert all of my other visual poems to this new method and means.
Most importantly of tonight, though, I have to give thanks to the marvelous Miss `vespera as she voiced something I had been fearing - she was unable to properly view one of my latest poems - and then made a brilliant suggestion, to submit it as an image! It is not exactly what I have done, but it is definitely along the same vein... thank you again Vespera for enlightening me and showing me a happier path ;D