An Ode to She Who Is Most

“An ode to she who is most lovely and a regret to he who is least.” ++++++++++To have been enchanted by moonlit lakes silver-lined is not the same as to have been enchanted truly. To have been tempted by gleaming golds and gems is not the same as to have…

Misty Spaces

DETAILS: Year: 2013 Medium: Camera (Wide) Style: Landscape Influence: Fine Art Photography Model: N/A DESCRIPTION: As a teenager, I often pass by my school’s cafeteria—crowded, loud, and commonplace. A common place, it wasn’t a golden plaque in honor of our school’s founder; it wasn’t a landmark of longevity like our school’s oldest tree. Too…

A Microcosm of Color

DETAILS: Year: 2013 Medium: Camera (Telephoto) Style: Microscopic Influence: Fine Art Photography Model: N/A DESCRIPTION: Found on a nearby flower, these ants, quite unknown to them, embody nature’s gift of beauty and strength. The amount of detail, color, and life in so tiny a space is staggering: the ants, dynamic and saturated with dark…

Self Portrait: Impressionism

DETAILS: Year: 2011-2012 Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor Style: Broken brush Influence: Impressionism Model: “Night Lights” by Leonid Afremov DESCRIPTION: I’d like to think of myself more an optimist rather than lover or a fighter. On rainy days, I keep my feet off the ground and away from puddles; I form my own sunshine when gloom…

Neoclass Is the New Class

DETAILS: Year: 2014 Medium: Graphite, Photoshop Style: Fashion Illustration Influence: Neoclassicism, Neoclassical fashion, summer clothing brands Model: Oscar de la Renta’s work DESCRIPTION: A friend once told me the Neoclassical era was the worst era to be born in as a stylist—all there was were plain, white gowns. I set out to prove her wrong….

A Microcosm of Color

AWARD: NATIONAL RECOGNITION Teen Ink – Photography Web Publication Privilege July 2014 Website Publication FOREWORD: I used a professional camera provided by the school to take this piece. Found on a nearby flower, these ants, perhaps unknown to them, embody nature’s gift of beauty and strength. This shot, zoomed quite closely,…

Midnight Diaries Entry 9

In final epilogue we write in stature, my mind and I, for quite highly we’ve come to understand of that strange one-sided game called love. The night of dance has yet to come, but we have settled our concerns with quiet thought and mild distractions. My mind has found a…

Garden Belle

In blind enchantment we stood Before idle shadows that twine, ++++++++++stagnant Behind morning light and underneath flower vines Verdant perfumes colored the air in breezes of shine As shine itself meandered d ++++++++++++++++++++o +++++++++++++++++++++w ++++++++++++++++++++++n +++++++++++++++++++++++onto ivory trellises It was a strange occurrence (For oft we never agreed) but amidst…

Horinzontal Shmoogle Triptych

DETAILS: Year: 2013, 2014 Medium: Photoshop Style: Shmoogle Influence: N/A Model:  N/A DESCRIPTION: Sampling a little bit of my Shmoogles work here. :] These are three separate Facebook banners that have been combined to form a horizontal triptych. IMAGE: < < < < < <     > > > > > > See…

Mossed Ballroom

Amongst our dimly lit soirée We reveled in sampled gloom Murky drays topple on the way Whilst we breathed such dreadéd fume A ball of crystal, we’d assume Saw the tragedy in gray Prepared the tools in the next room Had we known drays to sway But came the wagon…

Crystal Cake

There was a wonderful chime in the air that morning. Unlike the ordinarily heavy tolls, the sing-song voice of the bells complimented the choir; the quiet chatter of the townsfolk below refreshed the early day experience like orange juice to toast. All seemed dandy. It was, after all, her coming…

VERSE XXXVIII – XXXXIV 2011

Verse XXXVIII Your name will not be remembered. Nor your face, your voice, your actions. You are one of a billion girls, one of a thousand remarkables. Who will take the time or energy, effort or space to remember you? Stalison practically won the Italian campaigns, but he is not…

A Couple’s Perspective

A Couple’s Perspective Christopher Denq 2010 The bright morning had shined its glow pretentiously in my face. The great outdoors breathed a sigh of welcome – flowers sifted and started dancing, leaves jiggled with pride, having shaded yet another person. The large P.E. field grass swayed to an unheard rhythm,…

Mutual

AWARD: INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION International Who’s Who in Poetry Division III Nominee Published in Talent July 2011 Photos FOREWORD: A very old poem I wrote about a friend. I stumbled upon International Who’s Who in Poetry and submitted it. POETRY TEXT: Mutual Christopher Denq 2010 The chair you sit on when your legs…

Who Am I?

Who Am I? Christopher Denq 2010 I am someone who walks along side you Not someone who walks away On the darkest days, I’d make you laugh Comfort when your mind’s in sway I won’t judge a flower by its color Won’t mind sharing thoughts with you Will always remember…

A School End

A School End Christopher Denq 2010 The end of our school It’s coming ever near Though it’s quite delightful I can’t help but tear For when this is all over None will be here I shall make the best Out of this year Graduation is over Let’s all give a…

Birthday Poem!

She found such joy in sprucéd dress; He prevailed against all those before Pokemon masters, nothing less And she an icon evermore Sixteen years you’ve been adored As toddlers and all to-progress (And while babies, I do so abhor You couldn’t have been that bad, I guess) So my celebratory…

Clouds

Clouds Christopher Denq 2010 I stand and I lie Down on the cool ground I face the blue sky And glance lazily around The wisps of puff White and fairly thin They drift so slowly And bring about the wind I want to leave behind All this and away float…

The Best “F” in the World

The Best “F” in the World Christopher Denq 2010 It’s near midnight, that I know But still I’m just lying here awake “Tomorrow’s the finals, hmm… I didn’t study, what a mistake…” The next morrow, I started out wrong No breakfast, for I slept in I missed the bus, too…

You Are…

You Are… Christopher Denq 2010 You are… The beautiful moon pasted in the night sky A daring little white flower in a sea of red A new type of chocolate – bitter, but all the more sweet The simple pearl from diamond I would instead You are… The adventurous fish…

Valued

Valued Christopher Denq 2010 Now how should I start this long poem About something as stock as this? It’s simple, but thoughtfully made Stunned, how befitting it is! It’s not large amounts of money Nor bright gems that do not shatter But it brings immense happiness Now to me, that’s…