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My mother tongue is German, but the language of my soul is English. It took me some time to realize this, mind you, but by now I write in English more often than in German. My theory is that writing in a foreign language lets you skip emotional barriers that stop you from writing freely.

Poetry is the art form that contains most of my true self, as it often serves as an emotional outlet or a tool to sort through my thoughts. I received a DD and a DLD on "Old Hands" and a DLD on my poem “Earth”. (I am obviously very proud of those. ;P)

On the other hand I love the advantages of longer prose, as it allows me to unfold complex ideas and concepts into multiple directions. Currently I am working on finishing my fanfiction “The Archive” and writing my first novel “Hunting Deer”.

I love all kinds of feedback on my work! :heart:


I also have a degree in design of information and have been working as information designer for more than three years now, so you might as well call me a professional in design and interfaces. So in case I faved your picture, know that a designer did. ;)


If you would like to thank me for a :star: please be so kind and add the link to your deviation. If I have the time I often like to have a second look to tell you why I faved them. :)
WiS Flyer3both sides by Story-of-a-Mind


Writers in Stuttgart, a group of writers I belong to, will hold a reading in Stuttgart a the 23. of May.
I myself will unfortunately not be able to be part of it, as this is the exact day of my wedding.
I still would like to highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in contemporary English writings.

The lovely ladies and gentlemen of my group prepared a wonderful set of international poetry and prose for you.
International because they themselves are: American expatriates, Germans writing in a foreign language, and writers of other nations that chose English as their writing language.
International also because their stories and poems are about travelling, foreign countries, prejudices and the changing concept of home.
They will be accompanied by Michael 'Mesox' Hecht and his guitar who will lead you from one piece to the next with his music.

Yours,
Story

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WiS Flyer3both sides by Story-of-a-Mind


Writers in Stuttgart, a group of writers I belong to, will hold a reading in Stuttgart a the 23. of May.
I myself will unfortunately not be able to be part of it, as this is the exact day of my wedding.
I still would like to highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in contemporary English writings.

The lovely ladies and gentlemen of my group prepared a wonderful set of international poetry and prose for you.
International because they themselves are: American expatriates, Germans writing in a foreign language, and writers of other nations that chose English as their writing language.
International also because their stories and poems are about travelling, foreign countries, prejudices and the changing concept of home.
They will be accompanied by Michael 'Mesox' Hecht and his guitar who will lead you from one piece to the next with his music.

Yours,
Story
poca2hontas and me are having a blast doing a poem-fractal-pong. A pong is a thing the fractal-guys like to do, in which one artist hands his fractal over to the next who then transforms it into a new work. Then the second artist hands it back (or forwards to another artist) who again transforms it into a new artwork and so on and so on.

A poem-fractal-pong for us basically means she does a fractal which inspire me to write a poem which is the inspiration for her next fractal etc.


Grounded - poem-fractal Pong01 update by poca2hontas         Tiefsee / Deep Sea (Pong2)Tiefsee
Blasser Schatten gespiegelt gesehen,
Farbschlieren gefischt in der Gischt,
umspült vom Echo der Wellen,
Meintest Du mich zu verstehen.
Doch das Korallenriff
am Grundesgrund
hast Du noch nie gestreift
den Marianengraben nie beben sehen
kannst die Tiefe nicht fassen.
Deep Sea
You saw a pale shadow, reflected,
fished for color striations in spray,
bathed in a silenced wave
you thought it was me you detected.
But the coral reef
at the bottom's bottom
remains yet untouched,
you never saw the Mariana Trench quiver,
can't grip the depth.
      Ocean Spray -poem- fractal pong 03 by poca2hontas         Petrified (poem-fractal-pong 4)At some point,
your wave has been petrified,
you simulate change without moving.
Progress
is the wave you break.
This stone
won't move without you.



Stone Heart - pong05 (poem-fractal pong) by poca2hontas         Perceived Limitations (Pong 6)We forgot
our futures are not carved in stone.
The structures below our sleepwalking feet
form and reform past recognition
before we ever sense them.
We chose
our circular isolation,
tiny openings
for filtered information
warped and twisted into
subjective perception.
Caught up
in the metallic colours
of attack and defence,
we ignore the vast space
that could be our own,
if only we remembered
how to travel through space-time
by building bridges
in our minds.
        Craft 21 - poem-fractal pong07 by poca2hontas         Starship Fees (Pong 8)You parked your starship in front of my door,
clouded in stellar nebulae.
Be aware this is a no-parking zone,
they will charge twice for spacecraft
and dreams are not their currency.
(Their minds can't reach beyond the atmosphere, so they envy your visions.)



Creeping Inwards (poem-fractal pong09) by poca2hontas         Remedy (Pong10)Velvet black oil on bright porcelain skin.
Does the dark gold soothe your needs
when you stitch it into your veins with pearly pins?
Is that why you enslaved yourself to it,
the poison leaving your skin breathless
and your blood purged?
You bath in it like it was water,
pour it all over you,
soak in its darkness
and we fear you might finally drink it,
drown in it.
I admit we are scared princess,
afraid of your stained skin,
afraid of the poison you spread over it,
afraid whatever clutched you in its grasp
is contagious and we might catch it from touching you.
But we know the worth of your skin,
the sacredness of your blood.
That's why we can't stand to watch
when you stitch the poison through your skin
marring it with yet another hole
purging your blood with oil
to feed your metallic parts
that you call “peace-keepers”
but we can't think of as anything but –
weapons.
Weapons to scare off those
that might remedy your needs
in ways the poison doesn't agree with.
Princes
        Gold rush (poem-fractal pong11) by poca2hontas         Stinging Tigers (pong12)We are tigers
panthers graced with stripes
hunting down treasures
rooted in our souls
Stinging bees
that will infect you
with a hunger to survive
and two drops of golden values
Wildcat insects
strong in numbers
a beehive of prowling predators
painstakingly untamed
Run with us
if you can fly
cling to our fur
to learn how to




Follow us at :iconpongorama:
Our folder at Pongorama: pongorama.deviantart.com/galle…

We pong at a weekly rhythm, so the next fractal will be there next week.
We are tigers
panthers graced with stripes
hunting down treasures
rooted in our souls

Stinging bees
that will infect you
with a hunger to survive
and two drops of golden values

Wildcat insects
strong in numbers
a beehive of prowling predators
painstakingly untamed


Run with us
if you can fly
cling to our fur
to learn how to
Stinging Tigers (pong12)
This is my nr. 12 inspired by poca2hontas's Gold Rush (poem-fractal pong11).

A poem-fractal-pong for us basically means she does a fractal which inspire me to write a poem which is the inspiration for her next fractal etc.

-> to the first Pong


Follow us at :iconpongorama:
Our folder at Pongorama: pongorama.deviantart.com/galle…

We pong at a weekly rhythm, so the next fractal will be here next week.
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Happy Birthday, Kind Lady! :heart:
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:heart: Thank you very much! :heart:
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Happy birthday my friend birthday cake Free Birthday Icon happy DA B-day :3 
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Awwww! I think I've fainted.

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thanks for the fave. <3
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You are welcome :huggle:
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Thanks sweetie for faving, I'm way behind with my inbox lol :hug:
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You are very welcome :hug:
 (Oh, I think I kind of know that problem) ;)
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