Robin Hood MAG

October 3, 2011
By PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)


[I am sure I love you –

I really am,]

The sunlight passed through the broad leaves,
Displaying an emerald refraction of
Strength, life, age; a slow, old growth that sounds
Like a steady, low music all through these
Wrinkled trees, and I can smell it,
Like coffee or a bruised onion;

the curling tree-spirits play on all my senses.

How could a place like this
ever need a king?

I could lace my legs in green,
And hide among the creepers in the trees
With watchful eyes and sharp ash glances.
I could rub the loam in my palms
And chase the deer, breathing like a fiend,
Blade in hand, through this
Whole
Beautiful
Glen.

When the lion returns, will he take this
from me?

[My shade of green]


The author's comments:
You should see it in Autumn.

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on Feb. 12 2013 at 3:23 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Wow. That's awesome. 

Lokelani said...
on Feb. 12 2013 at 11:53 am
This is amazing. For some reason it makes me feel clean....

on Mar. 25 2012 at 3:29 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

         thanks!

on Mar. 21 2012 at 11:21 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thanks! I feel that way too! I am not specifically into Environmental Science, but loam is such a good word :)

on Mar. 21 2012 at 11:16 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thank you, MoraleAsh!

on Mar. 13 2012 at 6:43 pm
Behind_a_Plastic_Smile GOLD, Roseville, California
17 articles 1 photo 129 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you're not 1st you're last"

ur imagery and diction is amazing :) I really loved it

on Feb. 15 2012 at 7:12 pm
Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
16 articles 16 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

I feel as if I am sitting in the tree with Robin Hood by my side. Great imagery and word usage (you said loam! Are you into environmental science?).

on Dec. 25 2011 at 11:14 pm
PhoenixCrossing GOLD, Tinley Park, Illinois
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This is really great! The imagery is really strong and makes the poem what it is.

on Nov. 19 2011 at 12:19 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

wow O.O thanks!!

leafy said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:01 am
leafy, City, Other
0 articles 0 photos 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

You know how sometimes, but very rarely (especially on a site for just teens), when you read poetry it seems to just drip slowly and smoothly (and not to mention wondrously) into your mouth like thick, sweet honey? You never want it to end, and although it eventually does, it still keeps you thinking about its aftertaste afterwards. Well, this is one of those poems for me, and I'm definitely favoriting it. Unlike the others, I cannot choose what my favorite line is, because it is like choosing your favorite child – you like, no, love, all of them. The flow is absolutely amazing, and along with the metaphors and descriptions. I have no constructive criticism for this poem. 6/5, if I could.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 4 2011 at 9:29 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Love this... it's brilliant.

Check out my stuff sometime, please?


on Nov. 1 2011 at 5:44 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Cool, thanks! 

on Nov. 1 2011 at 5:20 pm
Kvothe28 SILVER, Temecula, California
5 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
Excuse me while I prepare my impromptu remarks. -Winston Churchill

Tell it like it is, not how it was. -Jonathan

Break it down like a fine English double-gun. -R. Bitoni

Wow this was so good. "...a slow, old growth that sounds Like a steady low music." That was cool. This is going in my favorites. =)

on Oct. 19 2011 at 10:04 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

Thank you, StrangeJade! Its great to know favorite lines, and that's probably my favorite too!

on Oct. 19 2011 at 8:43 am
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

This is excellent! My favorite line is, "How could a place like this/ Ever need a king?" I've noticed that you're very good at balancing the metre and the flow of the words, which is not always easy to do in free verse. Bravo!


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