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Darkest Day MAG

November 15, 2012
By TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown


It was the darkest day
That my eyes have ever witnessed
And probably never will again.
Spinning and spiraling,
The earth still rotated;
Despite being the darkest day,
Indifferently, it still turned
On its spindly, invisible axis,
Naive to everything around it.
It was the darkest day,
Jack Frost was hiding in crevices,
And the snow automatically dropped
From the fat, puffy clouds,
That looked as if they were
Dressed in billowing, gossamer feathers
And that danced and twirled
In the faded, monotonous sky.
It was the darkest day,
But the wet, soggy ground seemed to
Collect each snowflake with a
Satisfying plunk.
And the falling ice became
Tiny, frozen shards of glass
That would pierce your skin
With a sharp quickness
At each tiny movement
That you dared to make
In that stark, stiff, stinging air.
It was the darkest day,
And as I faced the cold window,
It became caked
With a thin haze
From the moistness
Of my breath
And it was all I could do
Not to rub it all away with my fingers
And reveal the snowy world beyond.


The author's comments:
I wrote this as an LA assignment. 100%! I hope you find it as worthy of the grade as my teacher did.

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on Nov. 30 2013 at 12:56 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you. (:

on Nov. 25 2013 at 2:10 pm
elycavill SILVER, Samobor, Other
5 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Leave nothing but footprints,
Take nothing but pictures,
Kill nothing but time.

Your teacher was very right when rewarding you, congrats, brilliant!! :)

on May. 1 2013 at 5:45 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thanks! I appreciate your feedback.

on Apr. 29 2013 at 6:39 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
13 articles 1 photo 303 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Beautiful use of imagery!

on Mar. 29 2013 at 10:44 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Oh You're always welcome!! 

on Mar. 29 2013 at 2:19 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you so much! (:

on Mar. 29 2013 at 3:48 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

WOW, the image created in my head was amazing I especially loved the last few lines, though they were simple, they gave me that nice tingly feeling. I like it!  :D I'll read more I think!

on Mar. 27 2013 at 5:42 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you SO much! I'm really prou.d. (:

on Mar. 26 2013 at 11:14 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Wow, this was amazing! I like the twist at the end... Congratulations on making it into the magazine, you deserve it!! :)

on Mar. 26 2013 at 7:15 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Gosh, thank you so much. (: I really appreciate your supprot!

on Mar. 26 2013 at 10:31 am
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

DEFINITELY worthy of the grade :) At first I thought something bad was happening, but it's so good as a descriptive piece.  Your imagery and word choice, again, is astounding.  I just...LOVE IT!!!!!

on Feb. 4 2013 at 7:10 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback, knowing that you're busy. I'll be sure to check out more of your pieces! (:

on Feb. 3 2013 at 11:50 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

I love the dynamic magnitude of scope here, its seems so personal because it covers the darkness on a cosmic level, but also at the tips of the fingers. Excellent!

on Dec. 6 2012 at 5:38 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Oh my gosh.. Thank you so much. (: I really appreciate it.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Dec. 5 2012 at 6:16 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Very moving. And enticingly beautiful.

on Dec. 1 2012 at 5:32 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Haha, thank you. I can tell you're a writer!!

on Dec. 1 2012 at 2:40 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Very moving, I always love the imagery surrounding nature and winter. Your poem showed the more pleasently lethargic, cooly dark side of winter, but it seemed to have the power to make me think of both it's sides. Just reading this makes me long for white fluff dressing the bare trees like in the picture you chose, or to see the almost hypnotic gray of a winter sky that has always alternated between filling me with a comfortable drowsiness or a crazed dezire to get outside and fill the dreary, inactive winter world with a frenzy of my own brand of insane activity.

on Dec. 1 2012 at 1:50 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you so much! I worked very hard on this poem.

on Nov. 30 2012 at 6:43 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

I love how precise you were in choosing your words, the scene they painted is like one you could stare at for hours in a museum and always find something new to look at. Beautiful!