naomi ling

United States

she/her
est. 6/14/20

Message to Readers

this is entirely credited to chrysanthemums&ink. the formatting and inspo are hers. (check out her ni-ki!)

oh, well. time to cry over i-land once more.

sunghoon | 성훈

September 17, 2020

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i think, if i search the backs of my eyelids,
i'll see you. your brilliance blurs between day and night and yet
celestial beings kneel, elbows on spitting gravel, 
for you. you may walk on ground but on ice, 
you're majestic. i think there is a certain
way you move on solid water: 
fluid and free and sure at the same time. pale cheekbones
bleed into velvet choker; i think there is 
a way the others notice you as you walk past: you're 
special, i know, i know. 
i think i catch a glimpse of you in 
the wings, watching dear friends 
capture center-stage. i think
you might want more, but you're always waiting. 

// 

i think there is an ice prince tucked away
somewhere, melting only
for metamorphosis. i believe that he 
can smile, still, surely even after slipping 
on thin ice. spiderwebs can tear, petals can wither, 
the world can spin on and on. and still, you
will bloom. keep fighting. keep fighting. 
i draw palms across my face to catch tears, 
but you are foreign to it. i don't think i've ever seen you lose.
and maybe you're waiting, and maybe
i'm waiting as well across expanse of oceans and time,
and maybe you're still a bud biding your time 
but one day you will bloom. bloom, beautiful 
bud boy, bloom. 
for sunghoon, fourth gen ice prince and ace.

why are you always waiting? no matter. keep fighting. on and on and on. 

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13 Comments
  • kiranpark

    ahhh this is so gorgeous- "i think i catch a glimpse of you in the wings, watching dear friends capture center-stage. i think you might want more, but you're always waiting." god, this hit so hard. also lol i-land finale today! hwaiting!!


    about 1 month ago
  • catlover101

    replying: hello naomi yes we can be friends i liked the verse very much thank you altough its not my favourite verse is that verse your favourite too and are you christian


    about 1 month ago
  • chrysanthemums&ink

    bro i wrote one for niki but i feel like i have to write another one (ngl i might've done that anyways XD) bc this is fricking GORGEOUS ASKHFASDLKAHJF ok park sunghoon love him. just... "you're always waiting" and that bloom thing and ACK MY HEART so this is a bad comment but i'm just completely blown away by this, honestly. less than 12 hours to go. hwaiting!


    about 1 month ago
  • ek503

    "brilliance blurs between day and night and yet celestial beings kneel, elbows on spitting gravel, for you. you may walk on ground but on ice, you're majestic." ahhh wow. gorgeous gorgeous piece.


    about 1 month ago
  • antizoeclub

    brb going to paste this across my brain so it's the only thing i ever read again


    about 1 month ago
  • antizoeclub

    AHHHHH this is incredible!!!!! tears are in my eyes rn. dude. every word is perfect. and that first line ???? instantly hooked. love at first sight man


    about 1 month ago
  • happy butterfly

    wow I'm speechless,I can't really explain my love and awe of this piece.It's just so perfectly beautiful.Your talent leaves me breathless and wanting to swallow your poetry again Naomi Ling.


    about 1 month ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    I'm clueless and astonished and this is amazing!! Btw, to reply to people, you have to do it on one of their pieces, or else they won't get a notification. :)


    about 1 month ago
  • naomi ling

    @catlover101 means so much thanks


    about 1 month ago
  • catlover101

    IT'S RELY gud


    about 1 month ago
  • Paisley Blue

    I love this even though, like outoftheblue, all of the references go right over my head XD beautiful writing!


    about 1 month ago
  • naomi ling

    @outoftheblue hehe ur surely surrounded by kpop now...... no escaping madam.....


    about 1 month ago
  • outoftheblue

    "i think there is an ice prince tucked away
    somewhere, melting only
    for metamorphosis. i believe that he
    can smile, still, surely even after slipping
    on thin ice." um um um i have no idea what the friggedy heck i-land is but ahh i love this imagery- it's just so lovely and warm and soft ahh i feel like im on a cloud thank u for this


    about 1 month ago