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Night's Forest

July 21, 2021
By Abigail-Sterner GOLD, Mclean, Virginia
Abigail-Sterner GOLD, Mclean, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Night dons her midnight cloak,

Sprinkling silver stars across its rippling folds.

She watches as her forest comes alive,

Screeches and howls and chirps and growls

Sounding out a melodious symphony.

Night swishes her onyx skirts,

Sending shadows that dip and dart down below,

As they tell the fox

The secrets of the hare.

Night waves her bejeweled fingers,

Summoning the sunless creatures to her court.

They dance and sway beneath her stars,

Lit by the glow of flickering fireflies.

Night calls her beloved wind,

Sending him to steal

From the trees and the creek and the flowers,

That owe allegiance to her bright sister.

Night invites the moon to waltz,

And they dance with ethereal grace,

Spinning beneath lacey leaves

Until the jealous wind hides the moon away.

Night sings, cold and clear,

A wicked sound that rings through her kingdom.

Her subjects pay a heavy tithe,

Hunting and prowling through a forest

That is only theirs until

Lady Sun rides across the sky,

Banishing Night back to the shadows,

Where she waits for dusk.

The author's comments:

It’s always interesting to personify nature.

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on Jul. 22 2021 at 3:30 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

Wow, I LOVE this, I have only been a member for a few weeks, and I have earned two editors choice in that time, but yours is just amazing, u definitely deserve it! ⭐