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A Beautiful World

January 27, 2011
By narwhal97 BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
narwhal97 BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

I love
a canopy of trees
weaving their
across the ground,
enveloping all blue,
stitching their veins
into the clouds.

I love
The stars,
shining on the sky,
peeking through time,
catching on the moon,
and teaching me
to dance.

I love
the rain
battering the earth
into a cool, soft, melody
washing away guilt
and sadness
leaving us fresh
and hopeful.

I love
the heart-shaped leaves
that hang from a tree
until only one is left
clinging to the deep brown
clinging to life.

I love
that rolls through the sky
filling everything,
until nothing is left
but the colossal beat
of a mighty drum.

I love
gentle blankets
and careful music
and warm embraces
and soft goodbyes
creating a lullaby
of happiness.

I love
and smartweed
and roses so bright
and beautiful
it’s a mystery how
they could possibly exist
in this sometimes dark world.

I love
and smiles
that fill up rooms
that leave you full
far above
endless possibilities.

I love
salty waves
that go on forever
not giving up
even in the face
of utter disaster
too reckless
or wise
to forget their dreams
of another shore.

I love
warm feet
that dance to
invisible notes
that create lovely
out of lonely
and peace
out of pain.

I love
this earth
this sky
this ground
this world.
I love

The author's comments:
I always think of one sentence and then write a poem around it- this is what happened after staring up at the sky from my backyard one day.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Feb. 13 2011 at 5:49 pm
volleybelle SILVER, St Louis, Missouri
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and somedays you are the statue". -Dilbert

Beautiful poetry. I really loved the imagery!

narwhal97 said...
on Feb. 12 2011 at 7:00 pm
Thanks!  I'm glad!

narwhal97 said...
on Feb. 12 2011 at 6:59 pm
Thank you so much!  I definitely see how that would help, thanks for the advice.

XCLover GOLD said...
on Feb. 12 2011 at 1:02 pm
XCLover GOLD, Sandpoint, Idaho
18 articles 0 photos 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know I run like a girl, try and keep up!" ~Anon
"You only ever grow as a human being if you are outside your comfort zone." ~Percy Cerutti
"The hug is incomplete without you :3" NinjaMan

this is amazing! so beautifully written, keep it up! thank you for sharing this with us :)

the only thing i would change would be to say the stars shining in the sky instead of on the sky.

on Feb. 11 2011 at 10:07 pm
consumedbygrace247 BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
4 articles 2 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Change the way people think, and things will never be the same." -Steve Biko (South African civil rights martyr)

and I love this poem :) It has such great personification and.. it just made me smile after reading sad poetry, you just lifted my spirits. Kudos, you did great