Sweater | Teen Ink

Sweater MAG

January 12, 2010
By IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous


Alone in the dew-kissed grass,
she watches the sunrise.
She sits wrapped in his woolen sweater as
she imagines
the week before he left.
He had said he would
love her
and never
would leave her.
He said he
had to catch a plane to Halifax
that weekend; he
would write to her
every day.
What he says he will do,
he will do.
She doesn't believe
she will love someone else
for the rest of her life.
The scent of soap from his old sweater
makes her think of
the memory of the boy who left her.

The memory of the boy who left her
makes her think of
the scent of soap from his old sweater.
For the rest of her life,
she will love someone else.
She doesn't believe
he will do
what he says he will do:
every day,
would write to her.
That weekend, he
had to catch a plane to Halifax.
He said he
would leave her
and never
love her.
He had said he would,
the week before he left.
She imagines
she sits wrapped in his woolen sweater as
she watches the sunrise,
alone in the dew-kissed grass.


The author's comments:
The assignment: write a poem that makes sense when read backwards. The catch: make it mean something different the second time. Also check out "I'm Sorry" by me.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 8 comments.


on Jan. 16 2015 at 11:50 pm
nelehjr DIAMOND, Lingle, Wyoming
60 articles 11 photos 381 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Dude that's so creative! I've never seen or dreamt up anything like this!

on Apr. 7 2011 at 8:40 am
FindTheBeautyIn_Everything DIAMOND, Grass Lake, Michigan
66 articles 161 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldnt be able to fly, but, the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it keeps flying anyway."

No problem! I'm hooked on these kinds of poems now!

on Apr. 5 2011 at 4:38 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Awwww thank you so much! That means so much to me, I'm honoured :)

on Jan. 28 2011 at 1:30 pm
FindTheBeautyIn_Everything DIAMOND, Grass Lake, Michigan
66 articles 161 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldnt be able to fly, but, the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it keeps flying anyway."

I love this! I saw it in the magazine and fell.in.love. I have it in my binder with my favorite poems, lyrics, quotes, etc.

on Jul. 28 2010 at 7:38 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thank u so much! :)

on Jul. 28 2010 at 12:50 pm
evrycloudyday7 PLATINUM, Wappingers Falls, New York
28 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what counts." Seneca
"I'll just read a book instead. I don't care if we're just friends. I can hang out with myself I'm old enough now to pretend. Bam ba dum ba dum ba dum." kate n

This is amazing!

on Jun. 29 2010 at 2:21 pm
IsobelFree DIAMOND, Hamilton, Other
71 articles 20 photos 298 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As long as there is open road, the familiar has the most formidable competitor." - Anonymous

Thanks! It's hard, but once you start writing poems like this, they get kind of addictive! For a while I couldn't write a single poem without thinking about what it would sound like backwards :P

on Jun. 26 2010 at 5:47 pm
Brooke_Lynn SILVER, Flanagan, Illinois
7 articles 19 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
1.) "live the life you love, love the life you live" Bob Marley

2.) "get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please" Mark Twain

3.) "i never try to fit in, i was born to stand out" Unknown

wow.  i really like this poem.  i think i might try something like it.  that was really cool!


Smith Summer

Parkland Speaks

Campus Compare