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 […]Read More Easter 1916
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, […]Read More Lamentations
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.Read More God
When I was in high school, my creative writing teacher used to make us compete to see who could read this poem the fastest, and every time someone messed up, they had to start over. This poem still holds a special place in my heart, despite its off-putting devotion to the gender binary. [anyone […]Read More [anyone lived in a pretty how town]
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 […]Read More He Sent Forth a Raven
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 […]Read More essential things
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 […]Read More Frank Bidart!