Night-Whisperer | Teen Ink


January 26, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
169 articles 51 photos 1024 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.

Waltz of life—

From the canyon of night,

my sleepy feet learned to dance.

Sweet are the stars.

Bright is the moon.

God will not change.

Mighty oceans roar

and no one’s true love

is ever in vain.

Dance, war-weary child!

Dance, freak and outcast.

The shackles fly,

my mouth opens to the sky.

The grass is a soft sweetbed.

I’m crazy but I don’t care.

The world smells of things growing.

Green is the spring.

Yellow is the wall.

White is the winter.

No one’s true love

will ever be in vain.


From the Grand Canyon of the night

My sleepy feet learned to dance,

my hands learned to hold a baby star,

my tongue learned to taste

ambrosia from the Milky Way.

Through the waltz of days—weeks—months,

years and eons.


The author's comments:

I am homeschooled, and poetry is the jar I am pickled inside.

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on Feb. 21 2022 at 9:14 pm
FrancescaLM BRONZE, Mendocino, California
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amazing! Keep posting!

on Feb. 9 2022 at 5:55 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

Beautiful 😍

on Jul. 24 2021 at 7:05 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
26 articles 3 photos 284 comments

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

I love this, it's very beautiful

on May. 5 2021 at 9:24 am
WolvesRain ELITE, Walton, Kentucky
117 articles 1 photo 190 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works." Virginia Wolf

This is an amazing piece of work, I can only dream of being this good!

on Apr. 11 2021 at 11:42 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
201 articles 23 photos 1052 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

hey just so you know, you dont know how much it matter when you comment on someones work. it firstly encourages them to keep writing and know that people read it, and secondly puts new stuff up in the fiction tab. its really annoying that the same thing from 2009 is always the top voted and always the top commented, and nopony else ever gets a chance. keep commenting!