Black

July 12, 2010
By quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
"The trouble is, humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; JKRowling


She appraises the blue cotton sky
Through stylish blackened windows
That frame her room, her eyes, her life.
They push back the crudely inquisitive
Blots of color that threaten to mar
The pure blackness.
They restrain the sunlight that dares
To slant across her
Gloved fingers clasped around the neck
Of a wineglass, filled
With thick black coffee
Not weakened by the sugar that masks the bitterness
Not diluted by the milk that ruins the black.
Black.
The absence of color and the denial of it.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 7 comments.


on Sep. 9 2010 at 7:44 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Honestly, not tonestly. But Zusak is exceptionally creative. He uses lines like, 'the girl held the man by one hand and the briefcase held him by the other.' Once again, it is the opposite of Twilight on the literature spectrum. It deserves popularity.

on Sep. 9 2010 at 7:41 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Sadly, popular books are often 'quite flimsy.' A precious few escape such qualities, though (like Harry Potter, arguably). Tonestly, there is nothing less like Twilight than the Book Thief.

quirks SILVER said...
on Sep. 9 2010 at 6:25 pm
quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
"The trouble is, humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; JKRowling

Yes, I've heard of that book. I never read it because everyone told me it was so great and usually popular books are really quite flimsy. Twilight, for example. But you say it's very well-written?

on Sep. 4 2010 at 7:00 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

But that doesn't mean you are ignorant. The name is somewhat obscure among society.

on Sep. 4 2010 at 6:59 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

My compliment was heartfelt.

Ah, my friend. Have you not read Marcuz Zusak's The Book Thief, you have not lived to the fullest extent. The story is narrated beautifully by death.


quirks SILVER said...
on Sep. 4 2010 at 3:30 pm
quirks SILVER, Kingwood, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."
"The trouble is, humans do have a knack for choosing precisely those things that are worst for them."
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; JKRowling

Again, thanks. I wasn't sure how this piece would be seen. I'm not really very sure myself what the point really is. But I'm glad you read it and could appreciate it.

I may be showing a lot of ignorance here, I have not heard of Marcus Zusak. Who is he?


on Sep. 4 2010 at 3:20 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

This is quite a good poem. The unique style in which you write this reminds me vaguely of the unexpected wording of Marcus Zusak. The feeling that this piece gave me was, I admit, unappealing. But your talent is clear.


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!