KanjiKat

Canada

Hi, name's Claira
age, 15
Female
Christian
Homeschooled
Reader
Writer of both poetry and prose
Cat-lover
Crocheter
Piano player.
Joined July 28 2021
Have a great day.

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Please review or tell me what you think of this piece. If you can think of a good title please tell me as well

The Window

November 16, 2021

PROMPT: Reclaiming

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They'd thought it was useless,
The window in the attic.
Its ancient wooden frame was cracked,
Its thin glass old and delicate.
So they took it out,
Out into the forest,
And dumped it among the trees.

At first, the trees frowned,
And the animals shied away.
This, this unnatural intruder had come,
Disturbing their quiet peace.
How long would it stay?

Slowly, the plants forgot their anger,
The animals' curiosity got the better of them.
They sheltered the window, nibbled its splintered frame.
They were okay with it now.
The window was welcome to stay.

Fall sang, Winter roared.
But finally Spring got her way.
Ivy hugged the frame and a Lily bloomed
Through a hole Winter's storm had made.

Mice ate away at the wood.
A Spider stretched her web across the frame.
Hailstones punched through the glass,
But still the window stayed.
It was home now.
It wasn't going anywhere.

Years passed.
The wood rotted, the glass shattered.
Flowers grew among a garden of crystal
And grubs smiled in their home.
The window smiled, it was happy here
As it slowly melted into the Earth
Until you'd hardly know it was there.

But, if you headed to that place
Where the Trees stand guard and the Rabbits play games
And you searched among the Lilies.
You would find
Sparkling shards of sun-kissed diamonds.
It is the final gift of the window.
This is a fiction poem, but it could happen. Enjoy.

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12 Comments
  • page_and_ink

    It is such a great poem!
    I love how you used the personification!


    4 days ago
  • t. kar

    Brilliant! Loved the imagery. The window truly was 'reclaimed'!


    7 days ago
  • PrairieDog021

    Way to go Clair!!
    I love it, I feel transported right into that beautiful forest!


    12 days ago
  • Grace2Write

    Your imagery is stunning! Congrats on WW Claira ;)


    12 days ago
  • thebookishfey

    this is incredible, your imagery and flow is amazing!! congrats on ww claira


    13 days ago
  • Stone of Jade

    gorgeous imagery throughout this whole piece. amazingly well written <3


    13 days ago
  • Writing4Life

    Ahh this is so beautiful; congrats on WW! I especially love that last paragraph :D


    14 days ago
  • Chai Tea

    Wow, this is wonderful! Congrats <3


    14 days ago
  • Quill Story

    CoNgRaTsSsSs
    This is a BEAUTIFUL poem
    (see how I did all caps? That means I really liked it)
    Nice! Congrats on Wednesday words!


    14 days ago
  • HorizonStar

    Great job, congrats on WW! ;)


    14 days ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Congrats on Wednesday Words!


    14 days ago
  • HighEntropy

    Congrats on WW!!


    14 days ago