Brielle P. Chor

Singapore

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Literature!
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Joined in May 2020

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As my first piece of work on this site, any type of feedback will be greatly appreciated!:))
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https://shadowhunters.fandom.com/wiki/Cassandra_Jean?file=CJ_Flowers,_Raphael.jpg [art piece by Cassandra Jean]

Hellebore on a Summer Day

July 7, 2020

FREE WRITING

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A subtlety, when noticed, is never too hard to
un-notice. Nothing like a dense summer,
collective sweat sheen, that brief vapour
all condensed into the scene.
Then, the soft prick;
frayed fabric hook with its sharp licks so
sporadic, so consistent.
A fleeting litany.

Many subtleties, when noticed, are never too hard to
un-notice. See, the thread caught on my sleeve,
scraping my skin, tickled to an anxious itch;
all inconsequential lint.
It is the sweat on a frustrated brow.
(I said) Let it flow down
past the shutters, past the mind, to the ground.
There’s nothing to feel now.

The most common subtleties, when noticed, should be
unnoticed. But the indescribable itch
is all spidery nerves, lacerating burns.
Remind me where it yearns.
Fraught fingertips beating with regularity,
tipping into my unconscious calamities.
I just want to be
wrapped up safely where everything means nothing;
where nothing means anything
to me.

(please)

I wish subtleties, when noticed, could be easily
unnoticed. Nothing like a deep hellebore,
full bloom on a hot summer’s day,
that wakes me up again to see the Today.
Out the window, in all its 
purplish gleam, starkly alive
against the pallid snow, sighing to the
whispers of winter trees
and all their leave-less 
subtleties.
A hellebore (also known as the Christmas Rose or Winter Rose) is a flower that can bloom in the late winter to early spring, and bears the meaning, in flower language, ‘relieve my anxiety’.

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17 Comments
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    beautiful piece.
    q&a answers are out :)
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/172790/version/343613


    25 days ago
  • poetri

    Results!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169481/version/334765


    about 1 month ago
  • Destiny_the_writer

    You have successfully weaved intricate, beautiful words and profound themes into, in my opinion, the best poem I’ve read all month.


    about 2 months ago
  • crow_e

    Thanks for entering!


    about 2 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    This is amazing. I heard that you are new to the site and would like a review. If you would like I can give you one. Congrats on over 20 likes I have been on here for years and am still trying to get that badge :)


    about 2 months ago
  • purplepanache

    stunning, simply and wholly stunning. i was completely hooked right from the beginning. thank you for writing this!


    2 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Yay, I was the twentieth like! Now you'll get that awesome badge (wayyy more quickly than most people, but you deserve it).


    2 months ago
  • fatpanda

    wow this is beautifully worded love it


    2 months ago
  • Tepora Piahana

    wow! Your writing is beautiful, you have a taut iron flow and the beauty of it is only bearable :)


    2 months ago
  • ★ white mountains ★

    wow! I love this concept and your writing is amazing :) welcome to WtW!


    2 months ago
  • .amelia.

    Vivid and totally relatable! awesome descriptions :)
    and, super glad to find someone from SG :D
    welc to wtw!!


    2 months ago
  • Vinter Vejen

    I love this, it's really good! Great job!


    2 months ago
  • mia_:)

    This is beautiful and thought provoking! If I had to give advice, it would be consistency with the capitalization, but that's more of a stylistic thing. Great job!


    2 months ago
  • r|A|i|N

    i'm not sure what to say to this piece. it's interesting and unusual and perfect in its own right - wow. i'm very impressed. will continue to reread.


    2 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    Proud to be your 1st follower! I would appreciate your feedback on my pieces as well! <3


    2 months ago
  • ElsaRee

    WOW!! NICE!


    2 months ago
  • poetri

    Holy crap I love this


    2 months ago