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NocturneJewel
GhostOwl NocturneJewel
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Canada
I am a prolific pagan poet and have over 1000 poems. I love rainy days and thunderstorms at night. My favorite season is Autumn, it is so full of color and beauty, inner reflection and subtle wisdom. I love the night, it is then I get most inspired and write the majority of my poetry. I have a close relationship with nature, especially reptiles. I have quite a large reptile family at home which includes nineteen geckos, seven snakes, and twelve tarantulas. They are my family. I get such a pure feeling of fulfillment from being with my reptile family.

Besides reptiles, my favorite animals are bats and owls. I also have several tattoos and piercings. My very first tattoo were vampire bite marks on my necks. I love them.

The beautiful :iconladyofgaerdon: has written a review of me as a writer. I am so honored! So this is what she has to say about my writing style:
~NocturneJewel is an intensely prolific poet, and in reading just a sampling of her work, you quickly come to realize that to be a prolific poet with work of such vision and depth is a great achievement indeed. Her style may be unusual, but it is all hers, and she is nothing but proud. Each line blends seamlessly into the next, and the fluid rhythm and potent imagery weave together into a tapestry of literary enchantment.


Current Residence: The Dark Side of the Moon
Favourite genre of music: Celtic, New Age, Nature, Goth
Favourite style of art: Nocturnal
Shell of choice: Home
Skin of choice: Reptilian
Personal Quote: Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken.
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Tragedy has struck my heart in the extreme, when my most beloved crested gecko, my precious Peaches, died yesterday. She was 11.5 years old.  :iconsadplz:

I bought Peaches in 2004 and she had some birth defects such as a twisted pelvis. She also had larger eyes than other crested geckos. I read that unusually large eyes is also a birth defect. Personally, I loved her large eyes. She could see right into my soul...

She went blind in her left eye when she was 4 years old and the pupil stayed white for the next 5 years. But then 2 years ago the entire eye turned completely blue (cataracts, I believe) and it started to shrink. But she was still active and doing well despite the gradual deterioration of her eye. But then this week, I noticed she was developing a "groove" under her good eye and it was kind of sinking back into the socket. And she was not moving around much at all...she went downhill fast since I noticed this on Monday. I believe she died from the progression of her eye disease and her birth defects...

The very last pictures I took of Peaches was during my Valentine photo shoot. I'm so very glad I have those beautiful pictures of her, taken just 2 months before her death. I didn't know how much longer I would have her, so back in January I also did a Christmas photo shoot (I didn't have many Christmas pictures of her before that). I'll submit those pictures during November and December 2014. I'm so glad I did those two photo shoots with her...

I shall miss her exquisitely soft skin...all crested geckos have soft suede skin, but Peaches was super soft, as soft as a newborn baby. I shall miss her big eyes and how she always looked right at my face as I was talking to her, and especially when I was upset she looked at me as if she could see right into my soul and her soulful looks always calmed me down...

I had such a strong connection with Peaches and my heart is broken now. I bought a heart-shaped box with flowers and butterflies on it to put her in when she died...I also cut off 8 inches of my hair to put with her as well as a copy of her poem I wrote for her and I read it to her as she lay dying on my breast, listening to my heartbeat. She crossed over peacefully and she knew I was with her to the end.

This is my favorite memory of Peaches, followed by the poem I wrote for her, both published in my book Midnight Muse, page 20, 2011. I was reading this poem to her. I wanted my words of love to be the last thing she heard.

"This poem is dedicated to Peaches, one of my first crested geckos and my guardian angel. I firmly believe she knows how I feel when I'm upset, sad and depressed as I was the other night. As I walked by her tank, I saw her sitting on her bark look at me crying. I opened her tank and put out my hand in front of her and she walked onto my hand. It always warms my heart when she comes to me like this, of her own free will. I spent an hour cuddling with her while she just sat with me. I cried as I told her how I was feeling and Peaches was looking directly at my face as I was speaking to her, as if she could understand what I was saying and feeling. Then she reached up and licked my lips. She was giving me a kiss to comfort me! I will always remember that moment, so full of sweet tenderness. I went to bed that night feeling loved and not so alone anymore. Thanks to Peaches, who knew that I needed comfort and a reminder that I was loved. No one can tell me that reptiles don't love.

The next morning when I went by her tank, she was still awake and sitting on her bark looking at me. I opened up her tank and put my hand in front of her to see what she wanted to do. She put one of her front feet on my hand and tasted me. Then she retreated to her special place where she sleeps. I think she wanted to make sure I was alright before she went to sleep for the day."

PEACHES

A velvet vexation of love caresses me
into a state of creamy warmth, a sunkissed
halo coaxes me into my own world where
gecko kisses fall as freely as wishes
soon to be, in silence Peaches divinely
composes, massaging my emotions under
her gecko cares as she runs up my arm
and sits on my shoulder, as gentle as
a Spring thaw she owns this moment and
me too, seeking out the crevices in my
pupil heart, I kiss her and she kisses
me back, so sweetly given our kisses
are-as together we contemplate Eternity-
Peaches and I, my precious little girl
gecko with the satin skin and eyes big
with curiousity and contentment, growing
bigger with wide wonder, her soulful life.

She is the teacher of inner peace and I
her faithful student, she is the sage of
secrets that circle the universe and I
can only hope to be wise enough one day
to learn, to let go and just exist in my
natural state, to heat up the Sea with my
hot flow, to let go of disable circumstance
and embrace change, these lessons are
what my precious Peaches has taught me
-and to love, purely and gently as Love
only knows how to, always brighter than
a constellation of Stars that lend their
light to a very special Night, so Peaches
lights up my life with her sweet presence,
everytime I look into her big eyes I see
love looking back at me, everytime I kiss
her I feel love, cascading over me like
a Sunbeam, coloring me gorgeously in the
halo of Peaches, my precious gecko angel.

December 22, 2009
R.I.P. PEACHES by NocturneJewel VALENTINE GECKOS by NocturneJewel THE TRICK OR TREATERS by NocturneJewel PEACHES 2 by NocturneJewel PEACHES
A velvet vexation of love caresses me
into a state of creamy warmth, a sunkissed
halo coaxes me into my own world where
gecko kisses fall as freely as paper wishes
soon to be, in Silence does Peaches divinely
compose, massaging my emotions under
her gecko cares as she runs up my arm
and sits on my shoulder, as gentle as
a Spring thaw she owns this moment and
me too, seeking out the crevices in my
pupil heart, I kiss her and she kisses
me back, so sweetly given our kisses
are-as together we contemplate Eternity-
Peaches and I, my little girl gecko
with the satin skin and eyes big with
curiosity and contentment, growing bigger
with wider wonder, her souful life.
She is the teacher of inner peace and
I her faithful student, she is the sage
of secrets that circle the universe and
I can only hope to be wise enough one
day to learn, to let go and just exist
in my natural state, to heat up the Sea
with my hot flow, to let go of disabled
circumstance and embrace change, these
lessons are what


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:iconultimatekitsune:
Crescent is the cutest little snake. I always love seeing your photos. Such a doll, that one. :iconsnakeyplz:
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:iconnocturnejewel:
Aww, thank-you so much for your comment! I love Crescent so much-she's my best friend, sister and soul-mate too. :iconsnake-plz:
I nominated Crescent to be the Pet of the Day and she won! Today is her day in the spotlight. You can see her here...petoftheday.com/
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Little White Rabbit by KmyGraphic

Dear Jewel, wishing you a happy, peaceful Easter.
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:iconnocturnejewel:
Thank-you Delice! :hug: I hope Crescent, the Easter Bunny-Snake brings you lots of chocolatey treats! :iconfunkyfunnybunny-plz: :iconeasteregg-plz:
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TheDarkenedBride Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconreddancingflower: thank you kindly for :+fav:ing my work, I really appreciate it :frail:
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:iconnocturnejewel:
You're very welcome, Gabriela! :hug: :iconpinkdancingflower:
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Montalto69 Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Condolences for Peaches
Thank you for the fave
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:iconnocturnejewel:
Thank-you...:huggle:
and you welcome. :heart:
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TheDarkenedBride Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpinkdancingflower: thank you very much for your support dear friend :iconplayacardzright:
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:iconnocturnejewel:
You're very much welcome, dear Gabriela! :iconpinkdancingflower:
I love this new butterfly icon too! :D :iconplayacardzright:
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