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Silent Friend

November 22, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


Following the wandering path
Through the quiet trees
I come across a silent bird
Staring down at me

I did not speak a word
Merely stood and stared
And we peered at the other
As long as we dared

And finally we broke the spell
And looked the other way
But we understood each other finally
A bond of friendship there to stay

His ebony feathers
Ink letters in the air
And though he speaks not a word
The words are still there

In turn I write my own words
To join his in the sky
Gently he blew on them
Coaxing the embers not to die

And then he turned and flew away
A white hole was left behind
A bright absence it hurt to look at
But blazes with the brilliance of his mind


The author's comments:
Written for my friend thesilentraven

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on Mar. 1 2012 at 8:23 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

You're right!  It was icosahedron, I'd forgotten what shape it was and I was the one who started it in the first place D:

on Mar. 1 2012 at 6:17 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Wasn't it 'icosahedron'? We should start a forum, it's been forever sincce any of us have talked :)

Love you too Aderes!


on Feb. 29 2012 at 9:07 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

That's fine Aderes! We shall be a secret hexahedron once again! (That was the shape right?)

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Feb. 29 2012 at 8:06 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

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

No, I just posted it like an hour ago. :)

on Feb. 29 2012 at 7:48 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Thank you!   Have they posted your tribute yet?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Feb. 29 2012 at 7:46 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

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

hey, in my poem, I asked if we could be old-school pen pals(write letters). 

Are you guys cool with that? Wanna start a forum? I feel like I need to catch up. 

Love U guys! :)


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Feb. 29 2012 at 7:45 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

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

AWW, how beautiful! :)

I feel like that poem describes your relationship perfectly! 

I just wrote a tribute to him too! :) 


on Jan. 23 2012 at 6:46 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Thank you Stargirl! :) Yes, he does. I was so sad that he left. But recently he made a short visit!

on Jan. 23 2012 at 6:09 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Gorgeous! You've written his essence, and I can't find the words for what more I wish to say. All that comes is "good work", but this is a three-dimensional 'good work', Liz, and I hope you will see it as such. It is more than just good work.
Raven truly does coax the embers of everyone he comes in contact with.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 6:15 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Thanks and your poetry is really good too :) You should read Lucy. , it's my best poem.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 3:16 pm
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
20 articles 3 photos 388 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

aww! this poem is so cute, especially with the dedication! I really love all the imagery, and the rhyming really gives it flow...5/5 =)

on Dec. 11 2011 at 1:26 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

wow! I'm totally liking your poem save the planet! I love the imagery..! Keep posting (: 
Please check out my poem "Ghosts of the Past" and rate/comment? I'd really appreciate it!

on Nov. 30 2011 at 6:54 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

That was the highest compliment that you could have possibly given me.  That the poet of all poets should be silenced at words of mine makes me happier than anything. :D I would love for you to come by, TeenInk is so much darker in your absence.  Farewell again, Raven. <3

on Nov. 30 2011 at 6:10 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

What does one say at a time like this? What words could express the gratitude that I now feel burning in my spirit? How could I tell you how much I received from this poem, and from our poetic, if somewhat young, friendship? Offer me your words, Liz, for I feel like I have none. :)

I loved this lyrical gift more than you would imagine from my brief comment, and I'm going to print it out and keep it in a special place...

I won't forget you, dear, and I'll stop by Teen Ink every once in a while to prove it. :)