A New Sky

March 30, 2012
By Nemaidez BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
Nemaidez BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies."
"Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age
The child is grown, and puts away childish things.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies." -Edna St.Vincent Millay


The sun was hanging above the trees. It did not yet want to sink into its slumber, but it was too weary to stand at the sky’s peak. It highlighted the rippling emerald sea in front of me with a soft gold. They really are remarkable, the vivid hues of pine and sage captured by the grasses that no earthly artist can recreate. These were the things I pondered as I skimmed down the trail. I did not pause to give them much thought; the sun would soon tire and descend to its raven palate, and I wasn’t to be out at night.

Finally I came to the tree, my tree. It was not flaunting the fluorescent greenery or silver wood of a younger tree, but I knew its rough boughs had the stoutness of iron beams. I rooted my foot to a knob at its base and began my climb. My hands roughly molded to the bark as I lifted myself through its branches. I paused. I was a branch beneath the highest I had dared to perch. Cautiously I reached for a higher branch. As I pulled up, my heart hammered wildly, but I dared not shake too violently; I glanced down and saw a very ominous, very jagged broken branch prodding casually into my gut. At last, ever more carefully, I hauled myself onto the final branch.
I was now at tree top level. The limbs of neighboring trees reached up with little hands that grazed the sky. I looked at the trail below. The red-brown earth had spread out, the scattered shrubbery making it a startling picture. I sat gazing a little longer as the sky bled its rosy dusk colors. Suddenly, with a surge of inspiration, I leapt to a higher, thinner branch. It complained, waving madly, under my bulk but held. Without pausing I pulled myself even further up.
At last I could go no higher. I sat trembling in the fork of the topmost branches. Once I was stable, I looked out at the trees around me. The sight was breathtaking; the sun, now blearily glowing from beneath the horizon, cast a veil of worn copper from the wispy clouds, high in the sky, to the earthen veins, jutting from the ground. A soft word from the wind made the gilded tree tops ripple in a way seen only at sea. On the landscape below the numerous boughs created a dappled pattern of gray shade to bronze light on the ground that danced as the leaves shifted. As the wind continued to murmur softly, I marveled that in all the countless times I had been through the wood, I had never seen this before. It had been here all along, something beautiful, something unique, something new just waiting for someone to abandon their doubts and go a branch higher.

The author's comments:
The wood holds so many things if you are open enough to see them.

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on Jul. 10 2012 at 11:38 am
whitlynn BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
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So pretty. Breathtaking imagery, and i hope your're talking about the woods! i'm too lazy to look back over it. :P

 


on Apr. 6 2012 at 12:42 am
Nemaidez BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies."
"Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age
The child is grown, and puts away childish things.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies." -Edna St.Vincent Millay

Oops, that comment was your reply.

on Apr. 6 2012 at 12:39 am
Nemaidez BRONZE, Wichita Falls, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies."
"Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age
The child is grown, and puts away childish things.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies." -Edna St.Vincent Millay

Thanx. I love colors. Haha, sometimes I accidently see just the colors and motions instead of the overall picture!

on Apr. 4 2012 at 9:40 pm
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

I really liked this article. I could imagine all the vivid colors as I was reading it. Completely breathtaking.

on Apr. 4 2012 at 9:19 pm
summerlovin2011 BRONZE, Houston, Texas
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
- Audrey Hepburn

that was really pretty. I really love it. keep writing! 


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