The True Voice Beneath the Others

July 14, 2011
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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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


The oracle predicted doom
The rebel spoke of lies
The quivering lips prefaced teardrops
Dropping from the eyes
The bishop mumbled ‘heresy’
The prophet shouted ‘truth’
The beggar lamenting all the while
Whistling through his missing tooth
The fire foretold ashes
The storm suggested rain
The cough, so quiet, hinted at
Long nights of sweat and pain

But your face, that blossom,
And the radiance thereof
I saw your face
And heard it speak
So quietly
Of love


The author's comments:
There are always so many voices around us, and it's so easy for us to listen to them. But once the ears perceive a truer voice than all the rest, the others will simply shrink away in comparison.

I know this is not quite a sonnet, but oh well.

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on Jul. 22 2011 at 7:01 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Get, Got, Gotten.

ah...I see. nevertheless recongnize my son, that you have earned it above all earnment.

on Jul. 22 2011 at 6:14 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 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

I wish.

Teen Ink is afraid to put me in their magazine, because I am so extreme-i-ly rebellious and daring. No, the Silent Raven walks his own path; he doesn't need the approval of the man in the chair.


on Jul. 22 2011 at 6:12 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1635 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

That is, simply put, an extraordinary compliment.

I don't really know how to thank you...


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 3:41 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I love the story to this. And the poem is indeed very exquistic. I think your are the best writer I have ever read on Teen Ink. I mean that! You have lots of potential. :)

on Jul. 21 2011 at 11:42 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

haha. see here now captain. this is the part where they put you in the mag. or not? how dare. i do though love the rhymism.


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