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Before he would have harvested a tree,
hacked off its limbs,
skinned it,
torn it from the earth,
shaved one by one its cells - its outer core,
until it was what he believed it was,

no more a tree.

Wiser, he walks deep in to the wood,
underneath a forest giant he stops,
looks up in to the leafy branches, sighs,
climbs and sheds his tears upon its boughs.
I feel my poetry has improved since I first joined DA (I am not talking about this poem but my poetry in general). This poem is about the process of creating and how I have learned that less can be more.
I took my friends on a treasure hunt and I showed them nature alone, they were disappointed. Here are my bare hands, unadorned, and now you tell me it was the clothes and jewels I used to wear that you loved, not me.
Here is a tree, unadorned. It may be deformed and ugly, but it is a tree. I hope you get the message, friends.
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Given 2013-01-27
The Sculptor by *somnomollior Growth as an artist is important, especially when you can notice how far you have come. ( Suggested by LiliWrites and Featured by BeccaJS )
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Wow!  Thanks for all the faves everyone.  Sorry I can't personally thank you all but 136 replys would probably take me months or years to do.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug: Congratulations on the DD!
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  This was a surprise to find after being away for so long.
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Writer
Poignant, and understanding.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Simply touching. Thank you.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
No problem!
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lalagabrysia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow. This is beautiful.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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Girasolia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I can really feel for this, because I have lived with a 20 acre forest for nearly my entire life. Many people just do not get the pure beauty of nature in its roughest forms. Even worse, people still just judge by what people look like on the outside, what they have sculpted themselves to look like, when really the thing that they need most is love for their true selves.
This made my day. <3
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment!
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LoneWintress Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. This is beautiful ;u;
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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AMWeitz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
This is perfect. There's not much more I can say.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the well deserved DD on my favorite poem by you, too <3
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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xxStarpelt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Photographer
Wow! :o
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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Lucaryah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Such wise and beautiful words thrown together in a wonderous literature.
I'm glad I was looking at the Daily Deviations today.
Well done <3
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh gosh, this is beautiful.
Sometimes it's hard to find emotion in a poem that owns the "less is more" style; this poem is loaded with emotion in just the right way. I really am quite taken with this. I read your poem to my mom, who isn't very big on most poetry, but she thought this was beautiful as well. I assure you, that's one heck of a compliment. :)

Congrats on the very well deserved, DD! :heart:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Wow!  That is a great compliment:  that you read this to your mom.  I really appreciate your lovely words.  Sorry I didn't respnd sooner but I have only just got back on DA after a long hiatus.
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AcousticVibe132 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This poem is beyond beautiful :heart:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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jswebb Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Writer
I remember this piece quite well; I suggested it as a DD back in December 2011. I am very glad it has finally received its due.

Congratulations, and thank you again for sharing this with us.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much for suggesting it.  Sorry to take so long to respond but I have been off of DA for a long time.  Just getting back in to the swing of things.
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Craazhy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Holy fuck.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would have enjoyed your treasure hunt, I think.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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Gingershine12 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I wanted to reblog this. Can you tell that I've been on Tumblr for too long?
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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ravinniaofcreed Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! :clap:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is very strong. Congrats on the DD! :+favlove:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you!  Sorry to take so long in replying but I have had a long holiday from DA.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, don't worry about it! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:hug: Congratulations, dear Catherine -- I haven't seen you around for a while so I hope that you are well, and happy, and that you will see what has happened here soon! :heart:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Yes, I have seen, at last.  What a nice surprise!  
It's taking me a while to wade through the backlog.  :D
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thesquareroot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i like the piece itself but i don't see a coherent link between it and the title. i could understand if the poem was broader, but it is clearly focused around wood, which is carved or whittled, not sculpted...but then again, i am nitpicking.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
I think you have a point though the dictionary is somewhat vague on this.  Sculpture is most commonly applied to stone, but it does mean to carve and wood-carving is certainly a thing.  Mind you I just Googled it and lots of stuff comes up under wood sculpture.  But any way it got me thinking and exploring and it is cool to get a questioning comment.   Sorry I took so long to reply but I have been away from DA for a long time.
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Celestial22 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is beautiful. A simple plea, subtle but very intense.
I like how the change in structure goes with the change in thinking.

Well done, its brilliant work :)
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014   Writer
Thank you for your thoughtful comment.  Sorry to take so long to respond but I have been away from DA.
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Celestial22 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
No worries, I've been away too.
You're welcome :)
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