the writing life

A little poem

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So I never write poetry. And that was always fine for me. I might do a little bit with rhythm, but never with words that actually had to RHYME. Heaven forbid!! 
When Mary Frances sent me this picture to write about, doing a poem was the farthest from my mind. But as I kept looking, and no immediate story ideas came to mind, I decided to do the unthinkable: write a poem about it!
Please bear with me, I'm new at all this:) 

Follow the Yellow Lights
By Chloe Salts

A blink of your eye 
Flick of the wrist 
Stomp three times
And blow a kiss. 

If you do all four 
Then you will see 
A glimpse of the elves' mystical
Castle-like tree. 

The twisting old tree, 
It's roots solid and deep
Lights all a floating 
The elves still asleep. 

Still asleep in their tree
Their castle of might
Their haven and fortress 
A place for the night. 

To the deep ancient roots 
Up to the green leafy tops 
A safe place for the elves 
And you, if you stop. 

If you're ever lost, 
Or alone in the night,
Just look for their tree 
And follow the lights. 

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  1. Hey, not bad! Actually, amazing for a first timer!!! :)

    1. Thanks Jerica!!! It was much more fun to write then I expected:)

  2. Oh, Chloe, this is beautiful! Way better than any story idea I had. Poetry is actually fun once you get started, don't you think? Anyways, this is so good, I'm impressed!

    1. Awww, thanks you guys!! I didn't think it was that good, so you're encouragement is really sweet:)
      I'm curious, Mary Frances, what story ideas did you have for it?

  3. Wow, total thumbs up! You are a natural! And so creative, too! I love it when you post some of your writing on your blog... I love it when you share your talents with others!

    1. Thanks, Hannah! :-) I had a fun time finding words that rhymed with each other. Harder then it would seem, as I'm sure you found out when you were doing English last year.

  4. I was shocked! (I don't know that I've ever read a poem you wrote?!) But this, I loved it! I found myself wanting to go there, and learn more about the elves! (And live in that tree! Who's with me?)

    1. I'm pretty sure you haven't, because I never write poetry! EVER! So that's why I'm so surprised but all you guy's responses...I have the sweetest friends ever!
      AND YES- I'd love to get "lost" if it meant finding that tree!


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