Classical Jazz '05




You know he is there
When you see the sunset splashed on a canvas-like sky
When you feel the sun's blistering heat
When you can smell the sweet smell of a summer storm

You know he is there
When you feel the bite of a cold winter's morning
When you see the glimmer of a frost covered world
When you taste the snowflakes as they melt on your tongue

You know he is there
When you hear the wind whisper a thousand words
When you hear the silence of nature at peace
When you see a thousand colored autumn leaves

You know he is there
When you see the birth of new life
When you smell the fresh smell of flowers blooming
When you hear the serene sound of a spring shower

I know he is here
With me


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Artist: Quinn Conley
School: North Allegheny

            The meaning behind my poem was to reveal all the miraculous things God does.  As I was writing this I thought about how many people go through life with faith or any beliefs at all.  The composing process was not very difficult.  Once I got started it just started to flow.  I thought about incorporating all four seasons in my poem and separating them by stanzas.  I also used all of the senses to create a more realistic feel to the poem.  The poetic devices I used were end stop for line breaks and some imagery.


Brett Schindler from: North Allegheny - posted: October 31, 2007
I really enjoyed Quinns poem I felt the imagery was very good in his work. All of Quinns work usually jumps out at me and makes me wonder how colorful imagery really makes poems sound unique.

Chris Penco from: North Allegheny - posted: October 31, 2007

Quinn i didn't get to hear your poem in class cause i had tonsilitis man.  That wasn't cool.


But i got to read your poem on here and im really happy i did because i really liked the references you used as your topic. I love the poem being about god...i think? i hope thats right.



peace out bro

matt gordon from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
Quinn, Great work. the overall theme of god says alot about yourself as a person and it gives me more respect for you.I like your cycling through the seasons and how the poem covers both all of time and our experiences as people.

Cory McConnell from: North Allegheny - posted: November 1, 2007
I like this poem a lot.  It is very orderly, going by the four seasons to describe the constant presence of God.  Your descriptive and colourful language really add to this poem, and my favorite lines were the ones describing winter.  The "frost covered world" line gives me a very clear picture of a frozen landscape.  Great effort Quinn, I look forward to reading more of your writing.

Thomas Mooney from: North Allegheny - posted: March 24, 2009


This is a strong submission.  Both the control of the poem and your attempt at construction are commendable.  Reading a poem like this does two things: it tells me more about you by virtue of the words and the content, and it makes me consider more about myself and my perspective in life.  Reading something like this reinvests my commitment to a certain faith or way of life.  The 'birth of a new life' line, as well as the 'autumn leaves' connected with me, personally.

It has a mature tone and still does not come across as preachy or lecture-based.  I'm glad to see that you write, it helps focus your thoughts and reinforces your sense of identity.  Thanks for sharing this.

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