Lost to the Clouds MAG

January 16, 2016
By Christina2588 GOLD, Smithtown, New York
Christina2588 GOLD, Smithtown, New York
12 articles 4 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Language is the house of Being. In its home man dwells. Those who think and those who create with words are the guardians of this home." - Martin Heidegger


I’ve been bargaining with the sun ever since
I can remember.
I’d sit by large windows as a child whispering deals to the clouds –
who had swallowed the sunlight in their passing –
to let yellow flood the world again.
I didn’t know the sun would return, regardless,
until hands had been shook – a deal cemented.
I’d lose a limb or two and repeat the process;
ignorant.
Nothing has changed.



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on Apr. 8 2017 at 10:12 am
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

I love it! I agree with CalvinOlson.It's descriptive and meaningful, and your word choice is brilliant. I love the memory and the way it becomes a metaphor.

on Mar. 30 2016 at 8:33 am
CalvinOlson BRONZE, Wyoming, Michigan
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Great piece. It feels very smooth and the imagery is perfect.




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