Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fire by Josiah Stone

Dragon, by Josiah Stone, Composition Student and Artist

All I know is fire.
Hills blaze below from my temperament while blackening the sky with ash.
I am greater than every beast of the earth, wind, and sea.
No living thing can comprehend my terrible might.
The kingdoms of man are fragile to me; everything is breakable.
Their thieves meet the same fate as their holy men.
Their kings have knelt before me in surrender, and it did them no good.
Their apostles abandoned the ancient gods to worship me; they also burned.
I watch their empire implode within the scalding embrace of my fury.
Goats bleat; children wail.
Their strongest warriors, I grasp in my hand and squeeze until they are nothing.
Their most beautiful and noble women, I incinerate with a mere breath.
I am the embodiment of their destruction. I am the source of their undoing.
Yet amid my havoc, I find that throughout everything I remain dissatisfied.
There is a hunger in my heart that turns to starvation, and I cannot know why.
Perhaps it is the loneliness of my uncontestable power which blooms its petals of despair.
Mayhap anger can only fill my heart for a moment, but still my world remains the same.
All I know is fire, that calm and crackling catharsis of ruin.

Friday, March 18, 2016


Emory Taylor


I went to school

And there I saw

A kite flying with a key,

An apple fall from a tree,

And heard that Mr. Watson was there,

And saw Ginger Rogers dance with Fred Astaire.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Something to Start out the Class!

I, Carp
by Ellen Tsagaris

 The Compleat Angler: … Carp . . . queen of rivers; … good, …fish… not at first bred …  in England … now naturalized."

Things went swimmingly
For us coy koi,

People admired us;

Children fed us

There to feed
The 5000!

Cruel to

Who threw
Us into the waters?

We survived, thrived!

Ancient mariners,
Interesting as any

Our beautiful colors scorned,
muses for so much art.

From our seas—
We fed you
Inspired you,

Ooze back into the

We outlived

We wait.

Carping on