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Divine Vine

February 9, 2009
By oruga101 BRONZE, Lexington, Kentucky
oruga101 BRONZE, Lexington, Kentucky
2 articles 0 photos 8 comments

"Divine Vine"

Way back in the trees,
If you go, you can find
All the old memories
On the great swinging vine.

It hangs from the sky
In a resolute way
And it's almost too high
For the children to play.

It drops to your grip
If you want nothing more,
But it drops to your hip
If you've been there before.

The rock where you leap
Has a lake far below.
There's a feeling to keep
Like a love long ago.

And when it's your turn
If you just close your eyes,
You will have no concern;
Then away to the skies!

You soar like a missile,
Way up through the trees
And you'll hear a faint whistle
While swinging at ease.

At last when you face
The right time to let go,
You will drift all through space
To the calm lake below.

You will fly through the air
To your meteor crash,
Then the still lake will tear
With a tidal wave splash.

The author's comments:
This is about a great childhood memory of swinging on a large vine at a camp I went to. Good times come when you don't ask why.

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on Aug. 26 2022 at 12:37 pm
ASoldierOfHalla SILVER, Hammond, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzai

This is so good! You're very talented!

on Mar. 7 2022 at 1:35 pm
AztroWorkz BRONZE, Bellingham, Washington
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This poem is so serene... I've never had an experience like the one described, but I can imagine that I did thanks to it.

on Feb. 22 2012 at 1:10 pm
Wow! I love this. This is a relaxing and refreshing poem.

on Feb. 20 2012 at 8:02 pm
really good poeeem! my Y!A user name is the same as this one! ♥Mötley Crüe♥

on Apr. 27 2010 at 2:01 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Papillion, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
What the front door.

I like the poem. I like the rhyming scheme and the imagery in it, and that you can ACTUALLY VISUALIZE whats going on. very nice.

elyslund said...
on Nov. 10 2009 at 7:50 pm
Has a strong 5-6-6-6 meter almost the entire poem, but changes to 6-6-6-6 in the last few stanzas. I don't think this poet meant that to happen.

Outstanding work for a teen! Congrats!

on Nov. 10 2009 at 7:28 pm
By the way, we are Siegfried and Roy on YA

on Nov. 10 2009 at 7:26 pm
OMG its awesome its really cool and it seems real btw its Cant forget you from ya

on Nov. 10 2009 at 7:26 pm
What a wonderful, moving poem!

on Nov. 10 2009 at 4:54 pm
nicely written! job well done!

Descant GOLD said...
on Apr. 21 2009 at 12:54 am
Descant GOLD, Huntington Beach, California
15 articles 40 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened" –Albert Camus

Hi. You already know I'm a fan of your work (it's KG from Y!A) and I don't mean to bug you, but I was wondering if you'd read some of the poems I've submitted here: "Comparison," "Triolet: Bird in the Chimney," a couple "Untitled"s and "blackberry garden," which I think you've already read. You don't need to rate (well, it would be nice), but I'm desperate for readers. Also, do you think it would be morally right to use the opportunity they give us to rate our own work (please answer in a comment)?

allstar12 said...
on Mar. 22 2009 at 1:58 am
5 Stars!!!!

You've heard enough, just don't let it get to your head and keep up the good work. There's always room for improvement.

loves_poetry said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 1:21 am
wow! This was amazing!

on Mar. 19 2009 at 1:06 am
TangledThoughts BRONZE, Upland, California
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I enjoyed how you didn't force the rhyme,and would not be surprised to see you in print one day, wondering if you could help me with mine and maybe give some tips, or anything, thanks for your time



lulu said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:55 am
dude this is an awesome poem i love it! it should totally get published!

War Dog said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:53 am
man, that was awsome! 5 stars! I wish i had as good poems as you. I LOVE rhymes!

Lilly <3 said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:52 am
that is awesome!! this should definitely be published.

HappyBunny said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:51 am
Two words: Wow Worthy

(great imagery!)

me said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:50 am
i bet ur going to b a future poet:]good luck on accomplishing your goals:)

zu2_mango said...
on Mar. 19 2009 at 12:50 am
I enjoyed it. I gave you 5 stars. I hope you get published.

My username on Y!A is zu2_mango