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Stephanie L. Harper
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Stephanie L. Harper lives with her husband, two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs and a cat in the Portland, OR Metro area.
I've recently had some poems published in a writer-voted online and print journal. You might like them... :) Here's the link:…
  • Listening to: People getting pelted by hail, screaming
  • Reading: Women Who Run with the Wolves
  • Watching: Supernatural, Grimm
  • Eating: Undecided...


Toilet-Paper-Art by RisenDork
“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes
on Thee
And I’ll forgive Thy great big
one on me.”     Robert Frost


Today I used a piece of toilet paper
so ingenious how the squares are perforated
as a bookmark.
                I marked the beginning
of a story in a journal
I pretended to mean to read soon.
My pretensions in the bathroom
are no more elaborate, I’d guess, than those of any other,
so why don’t we confess them, even to ourselves?
Confessionals are outfitted nowadays
with porcelain appliances, brass fixtures,
marble vanities with stacks of prayers in paperback
    (we futilely pray no one presumes these rituals
    of bargaining our way out of bondage
    to repugnant functions)
to function as the ultimate ruse.
For no sleight-of-hand swipe performed
(however carefully) with unrolled, folded squares,
nor the most careful illusions of luxury
contrived of bodacious poses above prodigal devices, 
will lessen the strain of such unnatural squatting.
Nature will still call from night’s drawn curtain,
                beckoning us to the primal business
of dangling truth.

--Stephanie L. Harper


Alone By Earthhart-d99xr89 by RisenDork

maple leaf lies still
upon black water's pall
palpable chill

At first, I was speechless.
Then, I was inspired!

This amazing photo is by

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Kaishouh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016
Big Grin Happy Arts Cherry Pie! :D Birthday Cake 
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday
EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers for the favour, m'deer :ahoy:
Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :D Birthday cake  icon 
RisenDork Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you so much! Hug Heart 
Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
Earth-Girl-42 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favorites!
EarthHart Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the favour, m'deer :iconbouquetplz:
RankaStevic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch. Thank you! Thank you! Hug
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