First Snow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 12, 2008
Deep in the night it comes
Covering footprints of summer
Purifying the landscape of the year’s sins

As it falls, each perfect flake a masterpiece

And takes the time to stop
And look
At the beauty that surrounds it

The sound it makes is like angels landing softly
It makes you want to cry
And laugh
And ponder at the strangeness of it all

Like magic it envelops you in its secrets
Whispering silly wonders in your incredulous ears
Dancing around your lifted soul
Proclaiming its love to your open heart

As it falls, petty evils melt away
And you are left with a blanket sewn with hope
Covering you with its simple promise.

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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OriginalCarbonation said...
May 14, 2011 at 11:16 pm
there was a moment when i was reading this, when i actually thought it was snowing. i could feel a chill and see my breathe fogged against the window as i peered out. i could see the trees gathering the first garnish of white, the first proof that it was indeed snowing. it almost made me cry. this is amazing.
babygirl94 said...
Dec. 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm
i could see and feel the snow as i read this. amazing descriptions! this is exactly how i feel every time it snows for the first time.
JasminePinto said...
May 28, 2010 at 11:13 am
sweetlytorn11 said...
Aug. 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm
I LOVEEEEE ITTTTT = ] truly outstanding-ily amazing!
girl :) idk another name... said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 4:22 am
well when i read its like snow angels falling to the ground and you just want to cry i never really wanted 2 cry when i saw snow...
mayflower said...
Aug. 18, 2009 at 3:14 am
i really liked ur poem read my poem it's called roses
Jennaaa This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm
This is so beautiful! I love your word choice :)
mallory14 said...
Aug. 17, 2009 at 12:55 pm
this poem is wonderfully amazing and I can literally picture everything that is going on in the poem, great job, keep writing.
XXcchicchaXX said...
Nov. 20, 2008 at 12:26 am
amaazzzing love. you should be a poet
Jman16 said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 11:05 pm
loved it. nice work
Cornerof5th said...
Nov. 18, 2008 at 2:12 am
This poem changed my life. I read it, just like not even thinking, but it made me like totally understand all this crap that was going on in my life and like that everyone can start over. Peace
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