ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the February 2015 Crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chordatesrock. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to the Aquariana thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Marina_bonomi. It also fills the "Summertime (and the Livin' Is Easy) square in my 9-1-15 card for the [community profile] ladiesbingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem is spillover from the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and LJ user My_partner_doug. It also fills the "I want a lifetime with you" square on my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] technoshaman. It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "I can't stop thinking about you when we're apart" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman. Just so you know, it's also the start of a three-part arc with Fiorenza and Giacinto in Faggiola.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ellenmillion and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the February 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] anke. It also fills the "You are my treasure" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is paired with "The Strength to Persevere," each revealing how the characters think about themselves and each other, but in mirror images -- there are things they haven't figured out how to communicate yet. They have some rough emotional history which may cause headspace issues for readers who've had similar experiences. The tone of the actual poems is positive, though; these folks are very good for each other.

Spoiler alert! These poems are based on characters Glyn and Ruggiero, created by myself and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, already introduced elsewhere ... but these are "in the future" compared to what has actually been published as of 2/20/15, and based on some stuff that is still in development. So if you only read series in their internal-chronological order, make a note of these to be read later.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the February 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] anke. It also fills the "You are my strength" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem is paired with "The Treasure of Happiness," each revealing how the characters think about themselves and each other, but in mirror images -- there are things they haven't figured out how to communicate yet. They have some rough emotional history which may cause headspace issues for readers who've had similar experiences. The tone of the actual poems is positive, though; these folks are very good for each other.

Spoiler alert! These poems are based on characters Glyn and Ruggiero, created by myself and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, already introduced elsewhere ... but these are "in the future" compared to what has actually been published as of 2/20/15, and based on some stuff that is still in development. So if you only read series in their internal-chronological order, make a note of these to be read later.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] helgatwb and LJ user Zianuray. It also fills the "Just found out allergic to (food or flowers etc.)" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.  It belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

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ysabetwordsmith: (Fiorenza)
This poem came out of the February 17, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Wyld_dandelyon. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. This poem belongs to the series Fiorenza the Wisewoman.


"Flowered Lanes"
-- an Italian sonnet


In winter, frigid winds and frost hold sway,
Which grip the world in silver claws so keen
They tear the curtains, lash the trees to lean,
And almost seem to strip the flesh away.

In spring, the winter snow and ice give way
To browning mud and sudden shoots of green --
Then purple crocus everywhere are seen --
It's muck in April, flowered lanes by May.

One day you leave your house, and there they are --
white violets in shade, an early rose
in sun, the scent of thyme about the farm,
a sprig of mint, and Bethlehem's blue star.
Now Fiorenza smiles as she goes
to gather them, a basket on her arm.

* * *

Notes:

Read about weather in Le Marche.

Italian wildflowers include crocus, violet, rose, wild thyme, wild mint, and star of Bethlehem.

ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem came out of the February 2015 Crowdfunding Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] anke. It also fills the "Sweat / Yoga Pants" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest.  This poem belongs to the series Love Is For Children which includes "Love Is for Children," "Hairpins," "Blended," "Am I Not," "Eggshells," "Dolls and Guys,""Saudades," "Querencia," "Turnabout Is Fair Play," "Touching Moments," "Splash," "Coming Around," "Birthday Girl," "No Winter Lasts Forever," "Hide and Seek," "Kernel Error," "Happy Hour," "Green Eggs and Hulk,""kintsukuroi," "Little and Broken, but Still Good," "Up the Water Spout," "The Life of the Dead," and "If They Could Just Stay Little..."

Fandom: The Avengers
Characters: Betty Ross, Bruce Banner, Hulk, Pepper, Steve Rogers
Medium: Poetry
Warnings: None. This is fluff!
Summary: Betty really enjoys watching Bruce do yoga, especially in clingy yoga pants.
Notes: Family of choice. Team as family. Healing. Friendship. Love. Romance. Nonsexual intimacy. (There is no actual sex, but the pairing is Bruce/Betty! There is mild innuendo.) Trust. Safety and security. Respect for boundaries. Taking physical pleasure in healthy bodies. Yoga. Moving meditation.

A note on feedback: While it's not necessary to comment on every post I make, remember that I don't know who reads/likes things if nobody says anything. Particularly on long stories, I've discovered that I get antsy if there's nothing but crickets chirping for several posts. So it helps to give me feedback at least once, even if it's just "I like this" or "This one doesn't grab me." First and last episodes are ideal if you rarely feel inspired to comment in the middle.

Anonymous commenters: You don't have to specify exactly who you are, but it helps to have a first name or a username from some other service, so I have some idea of who's saying which and how many different "Anonymous" folks there are. You can just type some kind of identifier at the end of your comment.

(Also the perk story "Brotherlove, Brotherlust" is still open for audience activity to reveal new material; see Part 1 and Part 2.)

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This is the freebie for the February 2015 Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] anke. It also fills the "Have a nice life. Ahh who am I kidding I hope you get hit by a moving truck." square on my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.

Warning: Because Officer RAT is always a warning. In this case, he's being a jerk and having personal problems as a result. Rude language. Emotional tension.

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ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem is spillover from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by LJ user Ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "orphans" square in my 11-25-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem belongs to the series An Army of One.

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ysabetwordsmith: Sheba with parrot wings (fledgling grace)
This poem is from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chanter_greenie. It also fills the "wingfic" square in my 1-3-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest and the "You give me wings to fly" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. Based on an audience poll, this poem has been sponsored out of the general fund. It belongs to the series Fledgling Grace.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is from the January 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] aldersprig. It has been selected in an audience poll as the free epic for the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl reaching its $200 goal. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series, following Aidan some weeks after his adoption of Saraphina.

WARNING: This poem contains emotionally fraught background. The warnings are spoilers; highlight to read. The poem includes references to child death, emotional upset as a result of same, ongoing social work surrounding foster care with intent to adopt, some awkward community dynamics, and other challenging stuff. Current environment is supportive, and indeed, the whole thing is comfort after crisis; but the crisis references are pretty unpleasant. If you're sensitive to these issues or in a ruffled state of mind, please consider carefully whether you want to read this.

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ysabetwordsmith: Maryam Smith in a tophat (steamsmith)
This poem is spillover from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and LJ user Kelkyag. It also fills the "parenthood" square in my 12-30-15 card for the Rites of Passage Fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to The Steamsmith series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user My_partner_doug. It also fills the "curtainfic" square in my 1-3-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Jump gate showing diamond ring of light (blueshift)
This poem is from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] chordatesrock, [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] librarygeek, [personal profile] siliconshaman, LJ users Rhodielady_47, Kelkyag, Ng_moonmoth, Anthony and Shirley Barrette. It has been sponsored by Anthony and Shirley Barrette. This poem belongs to The Blueshift Troupers project.

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ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem is from the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] alexseanchai. It also fills the "You make my world a better place" square in my 1-31-15 card for the Valentine's Day Bingo Fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It is a sequel to "Faeder Way" in the series Feathered Nests.

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ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
This poem is spillover from the Febrary 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Readera. It also fills the "celebratory kiss" square in my 1-3-15 card for the [community profile] trope_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to my main science fiction universe, in the Freedom System colony.

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