Wednesday, May 26, 2010

art + poetry

I don't usually frequent Starbucks. The price is just a luxury for a cup of coffee. But the few times I went to the Starbucks by our university campus, I have found something unexpected. Like the time I came across this photographer's work on display at this very same Starbucks, a "discovery" which has since led to an in-person meeting and a potential connection.

Anyway, this morning I met with a colleague there, and I was delighted to find poetry and art on the walls.

The collection was called "Peace Stanzas", which is a collaborative project between Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center and Glyphix design studio. This poem in particular caught my eye:

What I Want

I want to burn the pages of hate.
I want to feel a waterfall
run down my back.
I want to find a vaccine
for pain and suffering in the human soul.
I want the
He saids and She saids
to be,
We all said!
I want gossip to shrivel
up into a ball
so I can kick it around
with my cleats

Poet:

Shauna Oldaker
7th Grade
Miller South School

See more about the Peace Stanzas here

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2 comments:

cyberlaundry said...

What a smart, smart, SMART seventh grader. Thanks for sharing :)

Mia said...

Yes! Check out the website for more poetry!

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