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Scorpio's tail slips low—

a mari usque ad mare:
from sea to sea
over me, a devil in the sky above;

and the Huntress
peels dawn like an orange.


(Fling me
amongst the stars:

the Mad Queen's cosmic mirage.)
Venom & a golden chalice.
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orayx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
"(Fling me
amongst the stars:

the Mad Queen's cosmic mirage.)" Heart 

you are a gifted poet! 

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Concora Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Writer
So sorry for the late reply, but thank you so much. Your lovely comments mean a lot. :heart:
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ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely enchanting.
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Writer
:heart:!
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cality Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the opening line; the alliteration of 'Scorpio's' and 'slips', and the 'o' sounds, are just gorgeous. :clap:
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Writer
Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm glad you like it! :tighthug: :heart:
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cality Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :huggle:
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   Writer
:tighthug:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your cadence in this may as well've been dipped in honey.
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
Eee, way to flatter a girl. ;)
Thank you very much. :tighthug: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm southern - the charm is a habit. :B
Haha... :heart: I really did enjoy it and you're mighty welcome!
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Writer
:tighthug:
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Writer
Such pretty images.
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
Thank you lovely. :huggle: :heart:
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Writer
You're welcome.
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Writer
:tighthug:
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BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
What does mari usque ad mare mean?

"devil in the sky above" sounds great. It is a nice contrast, expecting a devil to be somewhere beneath our feet and not in the sky.
But who is the Huntress, I wonder?
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
A mari usque ad mare is simply 'from sea to sea' in Latin.
(Apparently it's the motto of Canada, although I didn't know that when I wrote it in. :lol:)

I'm glad you caught that contrast! I like it too. :)

As for the Huntress, she's meant to be referring to Greek mythology's Artemis; as this poem originally began as a Scorpio-constellation-related entry for =Sammur-amat's current contest. I suppose the Huntress could just about refer to anyone or anything, however, personal or otherwise. :) :tighthug:
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BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Artemis <3
I am an absolute fan of greek mythology :)
(PercycoughJackson'sfaultcough)
When I read Huntress I first had to think of a hawk, why ever that is :)
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Writer
Eeee, me too! :highfive:
(I've never read any Percy Jackson, though, but I've seen some of the movie haha)

Hmm, I don't know why you thought of a hawk, but I like that interpretation! :)
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BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Maybe because I have special animals of land, air and water representing e.g. a hunter, or, to say it otherwise, hunters being represented by animals like a symbol.
For the air, I automatically think of a hawk or a falcon or a raven.
For water I would think immediatley of an orca.
Land "hunter" would be the wolve, but when hearing "huntress" it would turn into a fox or some big cat - It has to do with the sound and looking of the words itself, that these animals appear. :P
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   Writer
I get you. :nod:

That's very interesting! 
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BlackfireSouls Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
What a relief^^
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and the Huntress
peels dawn like an orange.


love that.
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Concora Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013   Writer
Thank you! :) :tighthug:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:wow: This is amazing!
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Concora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Writer
Eeee, you are far too sweet. :happybounce:
Glad you liked it. :tighthug: :heart:
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zwecat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Digital Artist
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Concora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Writer
:happybounce: :heart:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Writer
:clap:
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Concora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Writer
:tighthug:
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half-pixieman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
"peels dawn like an orange" best line, such great imagery!
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Concora Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013   Writer
Thank you and thank you; that's my favourite too, I think. :heart:
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half-pixieman Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Writer
That's ok. Thank you for the favourite too by the way :)
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Concora Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   Writer
You're welcome. :heart:
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