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I keep a few sites around the web, aside from places that just have a piece or two of my work. These include:

My original blog, the City of Legends

My pure poetry blog (with hundreds of works), Amomancer:

My primary showcase site, with my works, expressed with the art and photography of many DA regulars,

Yes, I am a Twit! Twitter me

And I am on FaceBook:
WilliamFDeVault (of course)

And, you can find recordings of many of my works on


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Thanks to the remarkable Lady Martist for her contribution to this video.  


I want to hold you, to comfort you,
like a father to a frightened child
when then wind blows too fierce
and the night lingers too long.

I want to sing to you, in common words,
that lift your heart and feed your dreams,
when the world is stupid and uncaring
that you are in it, to make it more perfect.

I want to stay with you, wherever you are,
and wake to the sound of your breathing,
watch the way you fill the room with light
share with you the sound of my heartbeat.

I want to lay with you, every night,
and allow you to drift to dreams in pleasure,
your every need fulfilled in lover's joy
at peace with who you are and who you are to me.

William F. DeVault. all rights reserved.
planted in holy soil, toil to the tempest,
best of the wrested slices of time, prime
moments in the indifferent counting of instants.
intricate runes written in the air to dare breath
to freeze and fall, shattering on the stones
when our warm feet find cool solace in the night.

I have read the prophecies, seen the tapestries
and caught the disease of ennui.  on we march,
slower and our shoulders lower under our burdens,
burnt and bitter as little as possible, but even pig iron
runs in the core of stars running red and rosary rogue.
the heat is sweet but defeated we are by our hungers.

somatic components of a very complicated weave.
believing in something by second hand evidence.
present tense and the tension winds the bindings
until we are captured in the webworks of whims
both surrendered to and pretended to have seen,
the light delights us when we fear the dark.

from the backstab to the cold slab the distance
is in the insistence in making utility of the futility.
a very beautiful woman once kissed me, then twisted me
until I wad rained and stained with my own faith,
wraith of a ghost hosted in a virtual promise forgotten
when it was no longer a convenient concept.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.
flesh woven together in intricate confessions.

fingertip ministrations.  
words in arcane, ancient languages
that lovers shared
before there were words or languages
other than the cadence of breath
speaking in tongues
and hands reaching
for an uncommon commonality

I dream this with you
even when awake

the dances we improvise
rather than repeat the lies
of pas de deux past
new and urgent urges
purging our pretense
purgatorial passions

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.
fingers locking into the grooves
between the teeth
of the great god gear

joining the machine

finding point and purpose to stalk Sisyphus
before we are lost in the imponderable

joining the machine

the great god gear turns
and we are pulled
as our slack runs out

joining the machine

pulled in pulled on pulled apart
our hearts start and stop and start

joining the machine

bracing our last traces of face
we ride with pride into silence
the violence of sentience surrendered

joining the machine

to serve as little more than lubricant
to a future generation

joining the machine

because we didn't dare we didn't care
to shout a warning over the thrum
of torn flesh and grinding bone

joining the machine

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved
trade greys for reds and golds and greens.
satin and silk.  and all the textures
a kiss can command.
warm, full lips.  walking their way
to the mortal portals.
you asked and I was tasked
to bring flowers to a garden.
to kiss the bloom.
petals softly falling.
like angels in rebellion.
show me your wings
my graceful faerie
in the moment
extended into the night
and into the light
for I would more than lay and play,
but walk and talk
and practice the alchemy
that is ours
as it rises with the sun.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.


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William F. DeVault
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
I'm a poet. Ronin for now, making my way in the world. I don't write poetry. I don't do poetry. I coexist with it, some have even suggested I am poetry.

I can live with that. I have to. Because it is true. And that is what poetry is: Truth.

Favourite genre of music?
---Experimental rock
Favourite photographer:
---Mariya Andriichuk (LadyMartist)
Favourite writer (and editor):
---So many, so many
Favourite style of art:
---Surrealist, hyper-realism
Operating System:
---Mac OSX
Skin of choice:
---Soft, warm, ready to explore and share.
Favourite cartoon character:
---Daffy Duck


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You are welcome!
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Happy birthday :heart:
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Thank you.  Thank you very much.  :blackrose:
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Happy birthday! :cake: :)
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Thank you!   :blackrose:
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:nod: most welcome!
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