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There Is Rest for the Weary

November 7, 2013
By 411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank


God draws a deep breath
And blows out the candlelight;
All good things must end


The author's comments:
This haiku can be interpreted in multiple ways. On the surface, it may seem like a superficial metaphor for nightfall or a doomsday prophecy. However, on a more profound level, it is a metaphor for one's passing.

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on Mar. 4 2014 at 9:02 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you :D

on Mar. 3 2014 at 8:06 pm
12gage PLATINUM, Genesee,
30 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"GODS OF WAR I CALL YOU, MY SWORD
IS BY MY SIDE.
I SEEK A LIFE OF HONR, FREE FROM
ALL FALSE PRIDE.
I WILL CRACK THE WHIP WITH A BOLD
MIGHTY HAIL.
COVER ME WITH DEATH IF I SHOULD
EVER FAIL.
"GLORY, MAJESTY, UNITY
HAIL, HAIL, HAIL. "

not  a god belieing person myself, but i like it and it has alot of meaning to it. good job

on Nov. 15 2013 at 10:21 am
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you so much!! I feel honored :D

on Nov. 15 2013 at 5:45 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Funny, how to me the metaphorical meaning was the surface meaning and the superficial meaning was the metaphorical one. yes, at first glance to me it was all about death and I love how you portrayed this. Yet I must be completely honest and enquire about the title for it is not completely clear to me. Love always, Saphira. Oh and hey, I am in love with your poems. I am subscribing! :D

on Nov. 12 2013 at 6:48 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you so much!  

on Nov. 12 2013 at 5:10 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

I love the deep philosophical and religious meaning behind this, excellent job, outstanding (as usual).

on Nov. 11 2013 at 11:50 am
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you!

on Nov. 11 2013 at 11:02 am
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you to all that commented–it means a lot. I will check out your work. :) I would really appreciate it if you all would check out my haiku "Infinite Cosmos." I put a lot of thought into it, and your insight would be valued. Keep on  writing!!! ~Lexy

on Nov. 11 2013 at 10:02 am
Mr.SoulEater BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never Back Down No Matter What

You guys should Check out my memoir and give me some feedback in a commentTeenInk.com/nonfiction/memoir/article/585067/Never/?page=1 

on Nov. 11 2013 at 10:01 am
Mr.SoulEater BRONZE, Clarkston, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never Back Down No Matter What

this is good

on Nov. 11 2013 at 7:42 am
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you!

on Nov. 11 2013 at 1:02 am
BorderlineGenius777 SILVER, Lewiston, Idaho
7 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most would be content to take their own and depart."- Socrates

I love Haikus. its very nice:) 5/5

on Nov. 10 2013 at 10:43 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

Thank you so much! I was hoping you would understand what I was getting at. :)

on Nov. 10 2013 at 10:41 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I actually got the meaning of death out of it, the metaphor one. I love how you said "God draws a deep breath" instead of just a normal "breath." It makes me feel as though He is reluctant to end a life, yet you justify it with the last line "All good things must end." So true. Amazing job! 5/5

on Nov. 10 2013 at 10:25 pm
411Ellie PLATINUM, Fridley, Minnesota
41 articles 28 photos 235 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Paper is more patient than people." –Anne Frank

This haiku can be interpreted in multiple ways. On the surface, it may seem like a superficial metaphor for nightfall or a doomsday prophecy. However, on a more profound level, it is a metaphor for one's passing.