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There's magma boiling in her frostbitten veins;
incandescent pixie dust and
                                soot-stained stars,
sluggishly making its way through
a childish heart — wishing for one last chance
to spread her wings and soar to
                                          Neverland.
The term 'witch oil' comes from His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. It's a phrase the Gyptians use to describe Lyra. If you've read them, you may understand why I used it. And then you'll understand this. If you haven't read them, well...here's a little hint: adolescence and adulthood fight against one another most of the series. In this poem...I'll just say the same sort of thing is happening.

Random burst of poetry is random.
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Given 2013-04-19
Witch Oil by *PrussianPersephone Suggester Writes: Brimming with stunning imagery and imagination. ( Suggested by forestmeetwildfire and Featured by BeccaJS )
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Inverted-Shadows Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you deserved the recognition love. Short but well written as it touches somewhere in the heart of all of Us - Well done.
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UnluckyAmulet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god. Your poetry is so amazing and it's a big deal when I say that because I never go and actively read poetry, but this is so gorgeous. Hnnng. It makes ME want to write poetry, but I know I won't actually do it because I could never write something like this.  STOP BEING TALENTED.
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BellaGBear Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm your explanation about his dark materials made me understand the poem ( I liked the series a lot). The flow of the poem is very good as well. you write very well. Good message, good writing. I can see why someone gave you the DD
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stargirl143 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This captures so many emotions! A well deserved DD :)
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flameheart10 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
That's such a lovely poem. You used wonderful descriptive words and it is a joy to read. :heart:
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Writer
So beautiful^^ The DD was well deserved! :D
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :heart:
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Writer
Very welcome :huggle:
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GentlemanAnachronism Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Short, sharp, beautiful. And 'soot-stained stars' is a bloody brilliant image.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! I like that line.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the DD, dear heart! :huggle: <3 <3 <3
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you soooo much, Dee! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
You are soo very welcome, sugar! :love:
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13devilgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: I totally love this.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :heart:
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13devilgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ao much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Writer
:faint: :heart:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
CONGRATS ON THE DD, I KNEW YOU'D GET ONE SOMEDAY :heart: :love:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I never thought I would. I'm overwhelmed.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D ..overwhelmed in a great way right?
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alwaysnothere Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrads on the DD
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Glorious use of contrast.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
:clap:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:bow: :heart:
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Beautiful work! :heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! Ahhh!
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carrollbriggs Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Beautiful, albeit random.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm the queen of random.
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the DD :)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for suggesting it. I honestly never would have expected a DD, especially on this. I owe it all to you. I can't even begin to describe my gratitude.
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forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It was truly my pleasure. You definitely deserved it :)
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savedbythespell Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do want to ask, though - why are you so uncomfortable with the atheism Pullman brings into His Dark Materials?
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not at all. I'm very open to it. I'm open to all religious beliefs, as long as they're not being shoved down my throat.
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fair enough. :)
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely ^^ Congrats on the DD.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, I can't believe this!
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OMGitsgreen Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Love. Love is the only thing I can feel for this poem. WHY HAVE YOU NOT BEEN IN MY LIFE UNTIL THIS MOMENT?
:)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! And...because you don't creep in the depressing bit of poetry on dA? Aha ^^;
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TheLaughingDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i truly love this and i love the book and this poem describes lyra perfectly :) good job
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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GydroZMaa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew you'd get a DD one day! Congratulations! :iconhappytearplz:
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