Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Senior Member jesse michael renaudMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 13 Years
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over
Statistics 299 Deviations 8,008 Comments 267,421 Pageviews

Random Favourites

deviation in storage by dismarum

the frail

Flash Player 8 is required to view SitBack. Get the latest version of Flash Player.


Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
Since `frail first graced deviantART with his addictive illustrations in winter of 2001, we've been taken to worlds of dreamery and wonder. Moreover, the consistent quality of his work and his willingness to experiment with new styles and ideas places him on a pedestal reserved for DA's most revered artists and community members. Jesse is truly a diamond in the rough, and he now enters the ranks of deviantART's most devious members with his head held high.
-awarded April 2004


jesse michael renaud
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States


sleep comes for me on dark wings
faintly stirring this world-weary;
careful traces on stones at night
of a crisped autumn leaf crackle
dessicated and downtrodden
while in the skies above,
pulsars wink out
                   and the suns grow dim

empty empires long vacant
amplify, echo the hollowhaunt
these hollow broken—these hallowed halls
strains and swells the sweet-sorrowful,
                   soulless, unbodied, undying

i know who i am: king of ghosts
a pale monarch, kingdom in ruin—
this grey thorn-garden, mnemonic realm
of synapses misfired/misformed
these resonant echoes, a shockwave sundering
sky-cracked ages of hurt and memory
stretched into spacetime lattices, superpositional
where scar-tissue constellations
lace the night in cosmic filaments:
                   a universe of pain
                   since time immemorial

proceeding from the bruised heavens
i am brought low again to the ground:
archon, luminary, saint-to-soil

i have become so tired/i have become sleep
this shallowbreath and last few steps
a hushed wasteland of stone and dust
whisper-walking past the white ancient tree
whose withering thirsty roots
spidersilk through dry earth, arms outstretched
like bones lifted to the night.
                   look up, it is finished—
                   every star has fallen

with all else quiet,
i lie down to the true sleep
from which there is no waking

"every evil leaves behind a grief in our memory, except the supreme evil,
that is death, which destroys this memory together with life"
leonardo da vinci


Add a Comment:
Nautika Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Ohh spaceman. <3
scheherazades Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the watch c:
Senecal Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mon
tirasunil Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the watch. :D
zoomzoom Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
We meet again! 10 years later!
catluvr2 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :frail:
ice-or-fire Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Hello! :iconsmilecakeplz:
Happy [early] birthday!
Best wishes for a happy day filled with laughter and love
lintu47 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Happy early Bday! :party:
chackludwig Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now there's one man I don't understand... but I reckon you are very talented regardless, capable of expressing our innermost feelings - and horrors. You do not need my approval, but you have it
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Okay, slightly weird, but I wrote a poem using your name here.... :giggle: so I just thought I'd let you know. Please excuse the weirdness XD!
frail Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely :heart:
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:D! Thanks :>
jarsonic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
[‡] :heart: [8]


:frail: :alphaosiris:
xxghost250xx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't know why i've never seen your work before. :happycry:
It is so beautiful and meaningful. :heart:
Add a Comment: