for teens, by teens

Canvas Teen Literary Journal is published quarterly in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats.


Angela Lee

A crown of stars dressing her hair,
she floats in silk from the Milky Way,
appears long enough to admire
but short enough for me to ponder.

Gliding through lanes and fields,
she saves slivers of shy smiles,
collects cups of tears for love lost,
delivers them in fleeting fantasies.

Her electric fingers wake my mind
and spur me to fumble for a pen;
through her, I find my inner voice,
write poems to linger and last.

Angela Lee attends Poetry Power, an institute in California, dedicated to professionalism in poetry and its power to tighten and perfect the prose pieces of its members. Along with a variety of other publications, Angela has had her poems recognized nationally, specifically by America’s leading library journal VOYA Magazine and Chautauqua Literary Journal in New York. She has also won a number of awards for her work, most recently winning a silver key from the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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