Biography of Nicole D'Settemi
A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet. - Bob Dylan
'And then the poet wrote out all he had inside him, ignoring the fact that noone would understand him...'
I tend to give the impression of a very dark and complicated human being a large percentage of the time, however I do have a very great (very dark) sense of humor.
Characteristically, I am an intense, passionate and fiercely loyal human being. Creativity, and intuition are my strong points. Over-analyzation and severe neurosis, my weak. To be perfectly honest to mark me as merely flawed, would be an understatement.
I have 'struggled' with drug addiction for nearly ten years, and have been battling my disorders, compulsions, demons, and other deficiencies of the human condition, for most of my life. Poetry and writing (art) have been the only outlets I've had to try and fend off some of my demons. Or, at very LEAST, an outlet allowing me to get in touch with my inner-demons, and to better understand them.
I have been writing since I was twelve, and plan to continue to do so on a personal level until my mind no longer permits me to. I prefer writing lyric poetry, primarily dark poetry, gothic poetry, and confessional poetry, when doing so. On a professional level, I'm am working on honing my craft, and working toward some level of publication. I have just begun to study and develop my free verse skills, however, I have no interest in abiding by rules, or conforming to modern technique. I write purely based on instinct, because this is what provides the spark for me to want to write, in the first place. I am an out-of-the-box thinker, and my writing, and poetry reflect that.
I am currently using all of my amateur poetry, and photography, to create my own unique style of WebFilms. My signature style is tagged 'PHOetry-in-motion' which is a concept I developed entirely on my own. I've combined my poetry, photography, and other forms of art, when designing these WebFilms, allowing each one to tell it's own new, and unqiue story.
I typically like to clash classic rock songs with my photography, and poetry. Some WebFilms are lyric-less, while others use lyrics as the central theme. The object behind all of the WebFilms is to, essentially, drive the viewer into a poetic state.
I am also working on an autobiographical memoir, written and presented as literary fiction. This is, undoubtedly, the one project I am putting fierce commitment, emotion, and energy into. I dream and aspire to be the type of writer who makes the page breathe... and, truthfully, in terms of my work, I don't want money, I just want to be great.
'And then the poet wrote locked up in his bathroom, his very last poem as he cut his veins open...'
'To be someone filled with neurosis, anxiety, and paranoia, is to inevitably be someone who is a little obsessed with pain and death. Control, death, time, and the other elements aforementioned, all intersect in some way. So, it is for this reason that I have found my way to live; by embracing death, accepting death, and being a little in love with it, I have indeed found my way to live.' - Nicole Settimi
Nicole D'Settemi Poems
Lethal Love Letters (Dear Heroin)
Dear Heroin, My name is Nicole and I'm writing to you Because I've heard of some stories of what you can do I heard you can stop me from feeling insane
The new trend, is misery, The new look, reeks of despair... The life-size Barbie doll,
Color Blind (Earthtones)
There is a world I search for A world I try to find I'm searching for a world A world that's color blind
With Everything Comes The Inevitable Blo...
I watch our love dissipate Smoke in the air Like everything else, I'm sure it lingers somewhere
The Missing Puzzle Piece
I try to think Of one reason you left me And, I try to envision Why you did reject me
Queen Of The Jungle (Part 2 Of The Jungl...
In the Jungle It is the feline who prevails The pulse of the others She takes and she steals
The Taste Of Revenge
I want to paint my face with ashes And shave my my head I want to sleep in a coffin And pretend that I'm dead
The Opium Thriller
Cross your heart And hope-to-die Stick a needle… But, certainly not through-the-eye!
Beauty & The Beast
The man once told me: "Take my hand child, and everything will be okay. And, if you let me touch you, all of your demons will fade away."
Dinner Guest (What Meal Does A Sexual De...
He said: "Let me touch, and everything will be okay. And, if you let me touch you All of your pain, it will fade away."
Salsa With Satan
Strung out and beautiful Kind of like my drug Strung out and worthless Now this is kind of fun
Wimoweh (Lost In The Jungle)part 1 Of Th...
In the jungle The mighty jungle The Lost Girl loses tonight In the jungle
The Scenic Route
Once upon a time I tried to walk the line On the path of straight and narrow Looking for the ideal hero
Fallen Angel Can it be? Fallen Angel Cannot see
Can it be?
Blinded by the evil ways
Misery filled endless days
Now her wings they've turned black
Because she cannot