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

In dreamlike daze, one floats and cannot stop
With bare feet gliding ’long the raised walkway
Beneath the trees whose virgin shadows drop
Athwart the planks of splint’ry wood they lay.
Reaching ’cross creams and ash of peeling bark
The satin fingers stroke old Nature’s charm,
While eyes of magic shift toward dazzling arc –
That blazing orb gives breath without alarm.
The sudden hush of summer’s air abide –
(Sultry conditions welcome beads of sweat)
The birds, whose squawking jests have bared their pride,
For only heat could make them that upset.
One body, in a world of sun-swept beams
Where Nature’s heartbeats force realistic dreams.

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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GinryuStargazer said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm
This was a pretty good poem, though I realized teh iambic pentameter was off in a couple places, such as "Walkway" in line two for example. Just peer editing! :) I am a striving sonnet poet myself.
BlueInk94 said...
May 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm
this is really good. so pretty and i loev your old-fashioned vocab use. Shakespearean?
Aaron said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm
Wow, very impressed. You summed up nature's glory in 14 rhyming lines. 5 stars!
pedrobob said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Quite good. Bravo
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

if i could write fewer than ten letters, i would just write 'wow'.



Tenthmuse said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 9:39 am
I like this! I like this a lot.
Art4ever123 said...
Oct. 3, 2009 at 5:41 pm
That was great! Very discriptive, and i love the way you made it sound Shakespearian! keep writing!
Wings This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 19, 2009 at 5:24 pm
Wow. That was filled with vivid imagery and I love (for the lack of a stronger word) your word choice.
Great job.
Carebear<3 said...
May 16, 2009 at 7:28 pm
Omg. that is all i can say! But of course, I mean it in a good way!
OpenMinded said...
Dec. 12, 2008 at 4:18 am
This is inspiring. The imagery is wonderful and the words flow steadily. Nothing clashes or seems to skip when I read it, its so smooth.

Amazing, truely an simply. I look forward to seeing your work on a bookstore shelf someday.
the candyman said...
Nov. 20, 2008 at 6:28 pm
god stuff right there.
JennyHuang said...
Nov. 19, 2008 at 1:16 am
Very descriptive. Good imagery. :)
L-I-S-H- said...
Nov. 8, 2008 at 6:51 am
kewl's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)
Teriesa said...
Sept. 3, 2008 at 8:59 pm
I've got to say. Poetry for me in the first place is hard. You're writing Sonnets! I'm impressed and awed. Fantastic job. Shakespeare would be happy.
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