Vitality | Teen Ink


September 23, 2010
By LaurenE. PLATINUM, Nashville, Tennessee
LaurenE. PLATINUM, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
Two woods diverge in a yellow wood, and I- I took the one less traveled. And it has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

A woman stands, under an orchard,
Picking apples at her leisure.

A man sits, beneath a vineyard,
Gazing down on purple fingers browned by the sun.

A child sleeps, below a willow,
Dreaming of poppy fields as pollen dots the breeze.

An old man rocks, on an old oak porch,
Watching the seasons toll but never move the mountains.

God is, with his hands upon their hearts,
Waiting on the other side of the door.

The author's comments:
The allusion to this poem, I didn't pick up until after I had written it; the woman and the apple, the man and the wine, the child dreaming of sweet, carefree things, and the old man reminiscing about life, realizing that though it has tolled, it has yet to move the strongest thing. All but the child's are Bible allusions to Adam and Eve, drunkeness, and the faith the size of a mustard seed (for when you have the faith the size of a mustard seed, you shall move the mountains.)

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