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Cloak of Words MAG

May 25, 2008
By Tho B. Tran SILVER, Seattle, Washington
Tho B. Tran SILVER, Seattle, Washington
8 articles 3 photos 1 comment

The tale-teller
Dons upon her
A sun-and-moon cloak
Of majestic radiance.
Colors of red,
Hot-tempered and lively,
Bright and warm,
Like Autumn leaves,
Twisting and turning,
In golden sunlight.
Like the cackles of flame,
Or the setting sun,
Bursting in light,
The ultimate rival of darkness.
The light,
The light,
The light.
The source of knowledge,
The symbol of hope,
The beacon in the dark.
This array of brightness
Fringes the cloak,
Which to others seems mellow,
The blue-purple-green hues,
Cool and serene,
Like a crisp summer’s night,
Twinkling with stars,
Luminous above,
Beckoning for mortals to reach,
To embrace.
The cloak,
Dyed with the colors of the rainbow,
Hues on a palette,
Yet white as snow,
Drifting in the breeze.
Clear as crystals,
Different in every light.
A sheet of paper,
Yet to be written,
Formed with the words
From an orator’s mouth,
Scripting the cloak.
Transparent is the cloth,
An oval of glass,
A mirror of the soul.
This is the cloth of tales,
Of fables,
Of lore.
Spun with the golden thread of words,
The silver thread of truth,
The wool
Of history,
And stitched with dreams,
Twined with reality.
This is the product
Of the writer of tales,
The spinner of songs,
The poet of hearts,
The artist of souls.
Ars longa,
Vita brevis.
Art is long,
Life is short.
This is the work
Of the weaver of magic.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Sep. 29 2014 at 1:28 pm
hawksfanjulie PLATINUM, Burbank, Illinois
23 articles 1 photo 4 comments
Speechless after reading this! Amazing work, keep it up. Love the picture you chose, 

on Sep. 4 2014 at 10:20 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is absolutely, very descritpive and beautiful. Your words created pictures, and I was with the poem the entire time, if that makes sense. I could connect to it, a lot. All in all, it's amazing and beautiful. I love it. Congrats on having it published! You deserve it. Thank you for sharing this! ^_^

on Sep. 3 2014 at 10:44 am
the-earth-between-our-toes SILVER, Wales, Other
6 articles 11 photos 29 comments
This is the kind of poem I love. It doesn't make much sense, it has beautiful imagery, it's not cheesy and it's original. Keep it up

on Oct. 30 2013 at 12:20 am
poohbearpoelala, Scar, Other
0 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live everyday like it is your last

this is truly beautiful:)

on Jan. 27 2011 at 9:36 am
YankeeSwagg PLATINUM, Holly Springs, North Carolina
26 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
Every burden is a blessing

beautifully written

rhodasown said...
on Jul. 27 2009 at 2:24 am
rhodasown, Penngrove, California
0 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge--myth is more potent than history--dreams are more powerful than facts--hope always triumphs over experience--laughter is the cure for grief--love is stronger than death."
~Robert Fulgham

Every person who comes to this site knows the magic you so eloquently and beautifully express. We are Writers. Bravo.

on Jul. 26 2009 at 1:26 pm
Pink_Butterfly, FC, Other
0 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf."
- Albert Schweitzer.

This poem had a very good use of imagery, and it was very descriptive . The word choice was also very good. Good job!

on Jul. 6 2009 at 8:11 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

I really can't find the words to describe your piece. Goodness, it's just that good. ha ha. I do love a poem with a nice rhythm and an image. Good job