Forest Light

March 18, 2010
By ashleysanders BRONZE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
ashleysanders BRONZE, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun. I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one." -Deb Talan


Forest light falls away,

spinning, twitching, fading more.

It looms and curls beneath my toes.

Whatever was this path for?

Moon should shine,

Should shine so bright.

Swallowed by the black lake,

I have lost my sight.

What is a star but a bitter illusion?

For I have forgotten

What once existed, but no longer does.

The darkness is not around me,

Nor by my side or in my mind.

For it is me, and I am it.

I no longer give off a shadow,

for no light casts itself upon me.

For no light wishes to.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem on a rainy, dreary night, during a thunderstorm. Behind my house is a beautiful forest, and because it is what constantly inspires me to write, I decided to write a poem about its mystery and nimbus.

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