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

We know the truth,
I know we do.
It’s cold outside;
the glass of our window
is covered in florid
designs of frostbitten water.
We know the truth,
the secret behind this molecular ballet.
We know the secret of the empty
black night sky.

Shivers are not pleasant,
but neither is a day without snow.
Where is the snow?
Where is the ice?
Does it hang up in the air,
a framework of crystallized frost?
Yes – it sits,
it floats.
Waiting to bring resolution.

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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bbygurl21 said...
Jul. 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm
i love this peom so much it touched me beeply :) keep on writting :}
teenpoet said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 8:23 pm
I love this poem so much. It has such great meaning and strong expression with descriptions and questions directly to the reader. This is like the best poem!
hopefull said...
Jan. 15, 2009 at 2:35 am
i just love how expresive and descriptive you are, and the rythem is very clear.
TeenLibrarian said...
Dec. 18, 2008 at 7:12 pm
You do a great job of creating a sense of suspense and mystery. Read Wallace Steven's "The Palm at the End of the Mind" and Gwendolyn Brooks' "The Explorer." They, for whatever reason, create a similar atmosphere to your poem here.
AuroraMyDarling said...
Dec. 16, 2008 at 1:12 am
I clicked on it because it reminded me of the words Aurora Borealis, which i intend to write about the first time i see it...
Pretty poem
thinkOFme07 said...
Dec. 9, 2008 at 10:44 pm
i really like this poem, but some words are a little misplaced for example "molecular" seems too harsh and angular a word next to the softness of "ballet."
love it though!
chasity211 said...
Nov. 21, 2008 at 3:33 pm
its okay but i really dont like it what does it means
emochick12 said...
Nov. 19, 2008 at 6:41 pm
nice poem i think its differnt not something you read every day!!
emma8 said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm
This is so beautiful! My favorite line is "the secret behind this molecular ballet." Awesome job!
Miss Murder said...
Nov. 13, 2008 at 9:32 pm
I love it. Not only does your piece involuntarily sketch out the scene you are illustrating with your words, but it hooks readers in a fascinating way. :)
Starfield said...
Oct. 2, 2008 at 11:08 pm
How pretty, i like the vision of frost and ice.
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