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Bare Is the Night

December 3, 2012
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


I look up to the Night
And find the Night bare—
Starless, Cloudless, Moonless—
With nothing to wear;

The Night stares down at me
And finds me stripped of
Feeling and Emotion and
Heart and Soul and Love;

“I am acquainted with
The naked Night”—
I am bare of all that’s
Acquainted with Light.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 25 2013 at 1:56 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

thank you!

on Mar. 23 2013 at 5:39 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Great use of rhythm, and I love the last verse!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 19 2013 at 1:49 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm so happy for taking the time to read and finding it worthwhile. Thank you. And also, for taking the time to decipher it.

on Mar. 18 2013 at 8:41 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

I love the openess of the speaker and the simple bareness this poem invokes. It is as if both the speaker and the night he speaks of have been stripped down to their bones in the most beautiful of ways.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 18 2013 at 1:37 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you for thinking this poem is amazing.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 17 2013 at 6:03 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much for the comment.

Arayana BRONZE said...
on Mar. 16 2013 at 6:47 pm
Arayana BRONZE, Watertown, Tennessee
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all who wonder are lost....."
-Tolkien

I loved this poem! It flows well and the way you wrote it was amazing

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 15 2013 at 2:00 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank you so much. I love you for loving my poem. P.S. Is that creepy to say? lol

on Mar. 14 2013 at 9:06 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I loooooove this poem! "With nothing to wear"... What an interesting phrase! :)

on Dec. 21 2012 at 6:08 pm
CassieRaye GOLD, Springfield, Missouri
19 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Some may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

This is amazing! I'll look at your other works. Please check out mine too

Mckay ELITE said...
on Dec. 5 2012 at 6:18 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Thank yuo for the feedback. I apprecaite the comments. Please somment on my other works. The Darkest Day by the way was lovely.

on Dec. 5 2012 at 5:52 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

WOW. This is so beautiful. Wow. Amazing. Great job!!!


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