On a Silent Night

A Poem By Hannah W. // 12/23/2008

The silent, still darkness
Tick, tick, tick
of the kitchen clock
Shadows and quiet
Moonbeams through the window
drenching the smooth floor
in silver

Soft carpet,
hushed wind,
dark room
illuminated by colored lights
yellow and blue and red and green
strung around, weaving along the branches
of a tall evergreen
Twinkling silver and gold
hung on every bough
Glowing, magical
Soundless, beautiful
mysterious, wonder

And the night
is holding its breath,
waiting
on a silent night

Comments

!!

that was soo beautuful!

luv,
Bernadette
P.S I was so excited when i saw you where a monthly writer!!
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"Well go ahead it's just a door knob," (I forget)

Bernadette | Tue, 12/23/2008

!!!!!!!!

Beautiful.
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Tue, 12/23/2008

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

This was lovely. I like the

This was lovely. I like the lines "drenching the smooth floor in silver". Just lovely.

Hey everybody! Christmas is the day after tomorrow!

"Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments." Cary Grant from 'Bring up Baby'

The Brit | Tue, 12/23/2008

That's so pretty! Merry

That's so pretty! Merry Christmas Eve Eve! :D
~~~^@
Katie
*Merry Christmas!*
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen rules!

KatieSara | Tue, 12/23/2008

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

Lovely. The second stanza

Lovely. The second stanza was my favorite.
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So as soon as the door of 27 closed on Mr. and Mrs. Darling there was a commotion in the firmament, and the smallest of all the stars in the Milky Way screamed out:
"Now, Peter!"
-J.M. Barrie

Anna | Tue, 12/23/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Beautiful!

This was an amazing piece! For me, it perfectly captures Christmas Eve at my dad's parents, staying up super late when everyone else is asleep, just looking at the tree and enjoying the peace. Absolutely beautiful, well done!
And congrats on becoming a monthly writer!!

Brit: I <3 your quote! "Bringing Up Baby" is one of my all-time favorite movies!

Your's too, Clare!

**MERRY CHRISTMAS**
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"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

Heather | Tue, 12/23/2008

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

<3

I LOVED THIS!!!!! So awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Every recording studio needs a rubber chicken." -Joe Jonas

"My red hair gives me superpowers!"-some person's t-shirt

E | Wed, 12/24/2008

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Yes, another hapless writer

Yes, another hapless writer falls to the ranks of the Monthlies... *evil grin* Mwahahahaha!
JK it's tons of fun. :D
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So as soon as the door of 27 closed on Mr. and Mrs. Darling there was a commotion in the firmament, and the smallest of all the stars in the Milky Way screamed out:
"Now, Peter!"
-J.M. Barrie

Anna | Wed, 12/24/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

question

when you submit 4 writings of yours to ben to see about becoming a monthly writer, does it matter how long each piece is?
and, what is the difference?
thnx!

~Merry Christmas~

Anonymous | Fri, 12/26/2008

No, I don't think it

No, I don't think it matters.
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So as soon as the door of 27 closed on Mr. and Mrs. Darling there was a commotion in the firmament, and the smallest of all the stars in the Milky Way screamed out:
"Now, Peter!"
-J.M. Barrie

Anna | Fri, 12/26/2008

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

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