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If Death be sweet saviour and remorse
    a psychopomp, midwife to the passing,
Thanatos, Ankou, Yama, Memitim, Hypnos,
save me to rest and to sleep
take me in deep
in soft, make this all in my head
   to where my friends and my
   family, my father
reside
     "sweet death, you are the only god
Who comes as a servant when he is called"

So here I am, a lullaby leaving my lips in
the form of a cry of a whistle
in hopes an answer of
sweet serenity will greet
my prayers.
Overwhelming and saddening few weeks, resulting in a preoccupation with death in all its forms and a loving of Stevie Smith, who's words I quoted here.

References to mythical personifications of death from different cultures included. I understand the 'odd one out' is Hypnos, the God of sleep, but this is to signify the bond between the two (indeed, in Greek mythology Thanatos, the God of Death, is brother to Hypnos) and to lead onto the next line.
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Given 2013-06-04
~dextroannie shows a darker side to poetry reminiscent of such poems as For Annie from a late Edgar Allan Poe; Waking dead. makes excellent use of allusions, alliteration, and references. ( Featured by Nichrysalis )
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:+fav:


i hope you don't mind my humble feature:
your lovely piece is handpicked.


thank you,

:bow:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No problem, thank-you so much!
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Sheik91 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Including Hypnos in the lot of the deities merges a powerful bond between reality and phantasy, an alliance that is oftenly significant in matters of death.

Am I right in assuming that the part in italics is referencing suicide? Or murder, maybe.
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's a quote - Stevie Smith, talking about suicide I believe, yes! Thank you so much for your comment.
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goninja Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought it was spelled Thanos?
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, Thanatos is correct! :)
Thanos: [link]
Thanatos: [link]
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goninja Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I stand corrected! :D
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FoxeeLaLa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is just so breathtaking <3 I... just... oh WOW *in awe*
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you very much!!
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FoxeeLaLa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :)
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
just the poem i need right now; it matches my mood these past few weeks.
perfect read. congratulations! :trophy:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry you've been feeling like this, I hope things improve at some point. :3
But thank-you!
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no worries.
this is to celebrate your daily deviation award --> :cake:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you! ^__^
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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rya31 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow this good
i aways did like the walking dead
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you, unfortunately nothing to do with the game!
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rya31 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no i like the show better
tell tails game
then instencked sucks,from what i heard
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Fantastic poem.
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:rose: You're welcome!
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Hi! :)
Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
I hope you have a fantastic day!
:huggle:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you, I appreciate the comment. ^__^
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
You're welcome :D
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Very nice!
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :33
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
You're welcome :aww:
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation, you really deserve it, this is a fantastic piece :heart:!
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, thank you! I have to admit, I'm surprised, I forgot I even wrote this poem and it seems a little... "oh look I'm a teenager death herp derp derp derp".
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imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, your welcome :heart:. You may look at it like that, but it is a great poem!
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solis-ortus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Writer
So glad you finally got a DD. :heart:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you! :33
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solis-ortus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Writer
Ya welcome c:
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SolBrandz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Congrats on the DD,totally deserve it.
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :) It's odd as hell, I hate this poem and forgot I'd written it, I feel semi-embarrassed it's being seen by so many!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you!! ^__^
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rafun1312 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very beautiful and a dd well deserved. Noticed one thing though: "Thantos, Ankou,..." - I would guess it was meant to say Thanatos?
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Must have been a typo - thank-you for pointing it out, corrected!
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KyaniteArcher Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Grats on the well-deserved DD! :)
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you very much!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you! It's the oddest experience ever, I'm not very active around dA and I idly log in one day to find 70 notifications on a poem I wrote ages ago that isn't one I particularly care for. =P
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
    Odd things happen sometimes and i guess these are the ones that make us the happier because we didn't expect them to happen : )
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank-you!
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hauntingly beautiful
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dextroannie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou so much. :heart:
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