Describing a Moment

Describing a Moment

A Poem by Olivia Marie

I was sitting outside, and chose to write this.

I find myself lost for words...
Such a moment of peace
that can't be described
With sunlight showering down
through the atmosphere 
Bright light, but not yellow
More white,... Pure
The sun gazing down upon the Earth
and bringing everything to life
Flowers of every color
Stretching themselves 
towards the nutrition
A white tall one
Unstained petals
Opening... and then
drooping down around itself
A bright orange one
Almost as if you took
the inside of a citrus fruit
and set it on fire
Puffed up like a ball
Consisting of a million tiny petals
Making it look full and fluffy
and then roses...
Dark red, unwilted  roses
With dark brownish-green thorns
along the deep-set green stem
I look along the sky...
Painted in a beautiful baby blue
The sun,...
Hidden behind the arms of a tree
The tree is older then I am
and will outlive us all
Dark bark worn as skin
like scaly wrinkles 
Compacted along it's chest
It's arms reaching up and out
Always starving, and begging
for more sunlight
Blooming into a thousand colors
All shades of green
With yellows peaking out too
Light igniting their beauty 
With the highs and lows
With shadows and blossoms 
Grabbing, grasping, and breathing
every ray of sunlight
I can hear a bird...
far away singing a four note tune 
Over and over
Not sharp nor flat
Somewhere right above Middle C
and I'm stuck with my paper
and a pencil
Wondering how I could ever
describe a moment like this
to anyone...

© 2012 Olivia Marie

Author's Note

Olivia Marie
It's really long, but the lines are really short :)

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the "to anyone" at the end can be omitted, no?

Posted 9 Years Ago

Nice immagery, beautiful infact. Very good read

Posted 9 Years Ago

wow, crafty and beautifully expressed imagery with an ending that
brings the meaning full circle, colorful and metaphorical, wonderful

Posted 9 Years Ago

Great job!!! Lovely poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love it! Nature is such a beautiful thing- I find it easy to write about because there is so much detail you can express, yet it is different every time. Fantastic poem!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Love it. No suggestions. Wonderful poem.

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6 Reviews
Added on July 4, 2012
Last Updated on July 4, 2012
Tags: flowers, sky, sunlight, trees, pencil, paper, bright


Olivia Marie
Olivia Marie

Columbiana, AL

My name's Olivia, I go to Shelby County High School, and I love to write. more..


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