Easter 1916

by William Butler Yeats I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking […]

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Lamentations

by Rita Dove Throw open the shutters to your darkened residences: can you hear the pipes playing, their hunger shaking the olive branches? 5 To hear them sighing and not answer is to deny this world, descend rung by rung into no loss and no desire. Listen: empty yet full, silken air and brute tongue, […]

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God

by Langston Hughes   I am God— Without one friend, Alone in my purity World without end.   Below me young lovers Tread the sweet ground— But I am God— I cannot come down.   Spring! Life is love! Love is life only! Better to be human Than God—and lonely.    

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He Sent Forth a Raven

by Seren Riggs-Davis ’21   And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground.  Genesis 8:7-8   Your black-tarred wings restrict […]

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essential things

by Lily Jackson ’20   the essential things are: a glass of water in a (semi) clean cup socks, warm and pilly and maybe mismatched forgetting everything but warmth and sleep   the essential things are: the crumbs from lunch scratching off nail polish breathing, so deeply.   to close your eyes and feel the […]

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Frank Bidart!

Wellesley’s own Prof. Frank Bidart was awarded the Pulitzer Prize yesterday!!! Normally I would find it a bit excessive for one poet to win a National Book Award and a Pulitzer in the same academic year, but I guess I can let it slide just this once.  Prof. Bidart will be giving a reading today […]

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