Halcyon Day This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

July 23, 2009
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sweet summer air
sunshine-dappled leaves
hang off withered, peeling bark

Michelangelo clouds
painted across a pristine blue canvas
stretched out to reach the horizon

where the flimsy ends of foliage,
held in place by obstinate roots,
meet pallid gray mist.

expansive houses line the streets
each with its own singularity
yet one and the same in their purpose.

tastefully modest displays of opulence
glistening cars and gleaming windows
belied by sweeping, lush farmland

linear rows of twisted vines
austere in their calculated precision
house grapes-to-be, wines-in-waiting

hidden fruit imbued with anticipation
for Autumn to come breezing by
with her palette of rich, earthy tones

displaced brown leaves, crimson apples
perched precariously upon feeble branches
so easily snapped by awaiting hands.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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asofnow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm
love love love the imagery!!!! Michelangelo clouds--amazing amazing.
taytaynichole said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm
verry descriptive: )i love it
iHope said...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 9:40 am
gorgeous! the diction is inspiring and emanates pure loveliness....please check out some of my stuff! :)
coly33 said...
Jun. 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm

wow exellent just... inspiring and amazing and just wonderfuly put and organized perfectly i just love anything about it and... just... well i think u get the point



abeatlesfan65 said...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm
This is great! I've read both your published poems, and they are brimming with VIVID description. It's definitely your strong point- VERY strong! Post more, please! And also- I know you probably won't get around to it, but- could you check a few of my poems, once they're published? Everyone else says this, too, I know, so you have to pick and choose, but if you happen to look at them, please comment. Thanks!
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 11:31 am
if you have time,will you please check out my work. Comment and rate if you wish.
monique__unique said...
Dec. 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm
this is so very delicate and beautiful, i love it
laneyb said...
Dec. 4, 2009 at 10:19 pm
I really like the way you wrote this!
Powd3er's-Lov3-4-Lif3 said...
Nov. 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
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