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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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The third issue of my literary and photography magazine "amomancies" is not due out until January 20th...but I have additional news (as well as encouragement for any and all poets to submit works for consideration after taking a look at the guidelines at ).

We're going to continue on the quarterly schedule, but add two "special" issues sometime in 2015.

The first will be an erotic special, with more explicit photography and poetry.  There has been a demand for this and we want to please our audience.

The second is one wherein we will be using, instead of photography, artwork to enhance the poetry.  More on this later.

Have a great month and a great new year and take care!
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I shall surrender worlds unimagined.
Abdicate my throne and atone my sins
to be within your grace, to be the wind
in a desert of barren bones that pins
the bravest and the boldest to the ground.
We are flesh and blood and the arabesque
in visions from Poe and Lovecraft, each sound
echoing in chilled depths of souls, grotesque
with the malformations we are heir to.
Affection and desire, the live wire
that grounds us to the beauty we are due,
letting slip flip platitudes of desire.
There is truth in my eloquence, more pure
than any spring of deep earth! Beauty sure!

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.
Invite me now in, into your tender garden,
where rare and unique beauty is to be revealed.
Flowers, leaves, fragrance like honeysuckle, jasmine,
all the sounds of the soft rain of beauty unsealed.
Not requiring, but desiring, a cautious hand,
sturdy plow to help ensure tis not overwhelmed
by vagrant vagaries of intention unplanned.
My fine fae lady, I am not unacquainted
with the rituals of your sprouts, needing the care
of an empathetic gardener, understanding
the necessity of an earnest heart to bear
a sustained effort, your approval demanding
as I press to your beds and lay root where best
to make grow what your heart requires to be impressed.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.
cold fall the petals of the sky upon the earth, the flowers die,
the seasons change their garb and dance along.
I'll capture her with barest trace; her voice, her face, her lethal grace,
in rhyme, in thought, and this small tribute song.

she knows me best who know me least, makes bread and fishes into feast
and understands the essence of my art.
her form is fair beyond the norm and to her side the suitors swarm
and I have but my distant words, for my part.

haphazard though my tune may be my words are honest and she can see
my gentle hands pluck out my plaintive tune.
I woo with all that she'll hold and have and offer all and more by halve
in hopes of turning winter into June.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.
I would not need to undress you to impress you.
But I would like to, anyway.  To lose myself in you,
as deep as you permit.  To not quit when I am sated,
for it is your pleasure I will measure myself against.
Folding memories and daring to lose myself
in merging flesh, purging the demons of  doubt.
I am slack-jawed with awe at your beauty, your
essential sensuality and your honest acceptance
of me, not surrender, but a truce of trust.
Negotiations continue through the night
and the treaty may not survive breakfast,
but I am willing to give unilateral concessions
of my touch and thickened penetrations.
Blurring borders as we work towards a lasting peace.

William F. DeVault.  all rights reserved.
You don't have to lay with me to be immortal.
I barter not such amomancies, for that would
diminish magic of the human heart, portal
to my soul is not beneath sheets of satin, should
the price of passion become a rough coin of brass
it would diminish the value and the virtue
of every kiss and touch, the whispers that pass
for eloquence, quenching fires of ebony hue.
I will not burn forever, but the ash and soot
of my brief flash shall leave a mark in hallowed halls.
The flicker casts shadows in the shape of you, put
to leave your trace on the chaste alabaster walls
I freely mark if now received as communion
or refuse my flesh in sacramental fusion.

William F. DEVault.  al 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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VMPSelene Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Photographer
williamfdevault Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Writer
You astound us all with your work.  Keep dazzling us!
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Thank you kindly for the watch.  :)
williamfdevault Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Writer
And you, as well.  :blackrose:
VetchVespers Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Of course!  :)
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<3 Thank you.
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d-e-l-e-t-e-d Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the watch. :heart:
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Thank you for the watch. :)
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:rose: Thank you ever so much for the deviantwatch. <3
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