Saturday, November 03, 2007

My Poetry on deviantART

Some of you might have been wondering where are all my poems, since I say 'poet' in my profile. Well, my poetry in Sinhala (my 1st language) are with me because I have a tiny idea of publishing a poetry book. So what about my English poetry? Here they are:

I don't write in English as much as I do in Sinhala, and it's only lately I ventured into letting anyone read my English poetry. However I knew about this great art site called deviantART. It's community of artists and those devoted to art (digital art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, Art prints, etc. So what else? I just created an account (which is for free) and posted some of my old English poems and a couple of new ones. I have to say I was satisfied with their privacy policy and copyright policy, but if you want to join don't take my my word for it, do your own reading.

Well, in deviantART I go by the handle/nickname of Anaron. I wanted to put my real name, but it was not available. So when I had to pick another name for my account, I just used a nick I've used for a while. For Tolkien fans, Anaron associates with the word Sun in Quenya (Anar). I'm not very good with Quenya, but I just coined a new name (wohooo!) to represent my real name which means "the Sun" (when taken 1st and middle names together). Did someone said 'what a geek!'? I'll just pretend that I didn't hear that. :)

That's it. If you'd like to read some of my poetry (English), go to my deviantART gallery. This blog will also list the 5 latest additions to the gallery. If I feel like it, I'll post some here too.


  1. Thank you for posting on my blog and your wonderful compiments on my art :) And keep on creating beautiful poetry, I highly encourage everyone to nurture their creative side. It helps us to grow as human beings in so many different ways. Thank you again! All the Best, Megan

  2. Thank you very much Megan.

    It's always great to hear encouraging words from another artist. It's been quite a while since I got hold of the pen, but my English poetry only started lately. So your words are very encouraging for me.

    You too keep up with your most wonderful paining.

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    The Aquillrelle 2nd poetry contest is in full swing. This is just a reminder that you are personally invited to join our second contest.

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    Contest rules

    1. Participants must be above 18 years of age, or sponsored by such a person.

    2. Any style accepted, rhyme, no rhyme, nature, family, erotica, personal, society, humor, etc.

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    - third and fourth entry $3 each
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    Entries expected and accepted until 31 May 2010.

    Contest results will be published on 31 July 2010.

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