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

January 13, 2008
Majestic creator of geometry
Of my peering face, window, weeping willow tree
Her body cropped against the landscape
Cradles birds, leaves, buildings,
Rain and shadows
In open arms.

Her ever-changing robe
Sapphire, crimson, auburn, gold
Continuously alters the wrapping paper
Presenting the Earth to mankind.

The world ends where the sky begins
Nothing lies beyond the horizon
But the knowledge
Of the stars
Reaching beyond the Milky Way
Whose luminescence strokes my tabletop
In a tiny apartment

A gleaming box of light
Adorning the vast expanse of a building
Carved along the edges
Of a clear night sky.

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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Squeaks said...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 7:16 pm
I love the image that this poem leaves me with. Very beautiful. ~Squeaks
CHEERspirit said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 10:08 pm
i think this poem is just awesome. keep it up :)
Head_in_the_clouds said...
Oct. 31, 2008 at 8:42 pm
I really like it. I'm considering submitting my own poem here, would you sugest it?
porcelaindoll said...
Oct. 24, 2008 at 2:03 am
Oooh, I liked the sort of riddle that this poem portrayed, because you used description so well. One thing though...why don't you try using the word "sky" as little as possible, and only at the end? This way the reader would still get the point, but in a more artistic way.
Squeaks replied...
Aug. 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm
She only uses the word 'sky,' once before that, and I'm not sure what she would replace it with. Good point, I'm sure it would be artistic. But I like it, in the first sentence.
Mizz.Native said...
Sept. 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm
I thought it was very good with words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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