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Hello there dear writers,

As some of you most likely already have noticed is that I am a tad late with the prompts this week, well I have exam week this week so I nearly spend every day studying plus a slight illness to top it off and I simply did not have the time to do the features on time.
Sorry for that, hope you can forgive me.

Anyways on towards the prompts.
We have three submissions for the nature prompt.
First off is ‘’Nature’s Life Cycle’’ by :icontanafeyroyale: Nature's Life CycleThe bud will open
Blooming into a flower
Flourishing in spring
In summer she grows
Open face towards the sun
Basking in the glow
In fall she shrivels
Curling in upon herself
Missing her warm days
By winter she died
Petals and leaves strewn  about
In the piling snow

This is apparently a haiku, which is something I myself rarely encounter so I cannot properly critique on that part.
It is rather short and simple, however, I think that adds something to the poem in fact.
It is a basic description of the life of a flower, which can really show us that at times you can easily find beauty in how simple nature is.
It really is quite compelling to read and I would recommend it.

Next one is ‘’The Stream’’ by :iconecho-of-echo: The StreamIt's a place alone
Not a lonely place
With a softly whispering stream.
A basswood tree by the side
And a sea of ferns
Sway in a shared dream.
There's a pool on the edge
Where the tadpoles swim
Oblivious to the moon,
And a nest in the tree
Padded with down
That the birds will finish soon.
The still is broken
Only by the boughs
Stirring in a gentle breeze
And the tiny fish
In the clear water
Swim upstream with ease.
There's a leaf,
Now only veins
It's a delicate lace
By the whispering stream
Is a place alone
And not a lonely place.

This is a poem that is basically about describing an environment to you, and I think that the writer has done quite a good job at that.
I like the rhyming and I think that at the end of the poem it feels kind of rewarding for the reader that they have read it.
It is a poem with quite a relaxing nature around it (bad pun somewhere in there).
I would recommend it to all of you and please tell us what you think, however, make sure to drop a comment for the writer so they can improve since I have seen that it is a new deviant.

Last but certainly not least there is ‘’Storms of the Heart’’ by :iconbeexfeatheryduster: Storms of The Heart
The thunder sweeps across the land
Swooping in through every crack on ground
Again the briefest flash of lightening
Electric blue so frightening.
The heat in the air begins to change
With some dark power a process starts
For particles themselves to rearrange
And the atoms within do tremble.
The body responds with hair raising
On back of neck and all patches of skin
With bated breath the world waits
For the eruption of a most mighty din.
In an explosion of proportions epic
The crashing and clashing of smashing and breaking
As all is turned upside and shaken till raw
By the ferocious and vicious side of nature.
Now commences the rain hammering down
The sound of the hooves of the apocalypse
Bringing tears to eyes and many a frown
As all wonder if they shall survive.
As the tempest rages onwards
The once cleared day turns to night
And in the darkness terror mounts
As tree's and posts soar high as a kite.
With one last wearisome groan
The howling abates and all is still
No longer does the s

All I can say is that this is without a doubt an epic poem.
It does not have the relaxing nature of the last poem, this poem is filled with how should I put it? Tension I suppose. (I do not know any better wording).
It describes thunder as a living thing and it truly is amazing to read about.
And I defiantly loved the twist at the end.
I recommend to read this as soon as you can so you can make your own opinion.

Now on to next week’s prompt, and it is something that I am sure that we all have faced at one point in our lives.
The prompt off the week is:

Yes, stress.
Since I will be having a lot of stress this week I would like to see how you all handle stress and how you experience it.
That was all for this week.
Yet again I apologize for being so late and if this feature was not optimal (I am still a little sick and I am quite tired so that has some influence).

Have a nice week, and keep on writing.
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beexfeatheryduster Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Writer
I hope you feel better soon.

Concerning your exams, try not to stress so much, take deep breaths and focus on something serene, I find a garden to be very helpful actually.

Best of luck.
Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, I will do that, thank you for the tip.
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh there all so great :). You're stressed? That's too bad, I hope I'm not helping cause some of it ^^;.
Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not yet, however, my exam week is this week so you probably imagine what will be going on this week xD
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I see that's tough, yeah a lot of people have been getting that. Well good luck with all your exams, it helps to re-write notes and all that, if you're really struggling with the subject or something.
Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well those exams went great to be honest xD
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's good :).
Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah it is xD
So how are you?
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm well though I have an essay due soon, so close to the end of the year so everything is due ;).
Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah xD
Everything is due and nothing is submitted
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musicgypsy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
awesome :)
Koratoshisfriend Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you like the journal with the very witty titel. ^^
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January 18, 2013