Friday, March 21, 2014

Summary paragraph on watching the English Department's "merchant of venice"

Mallory Searcy
Extra Credit Assignment
Merchant of Venice Summary Paragraph
November 4, 2012

Dust: A Summary

 Apologize for bending the rules
and for writing that paper on
but since you’ll read dozens of these
I thought I’d risk bonus points on

The smell of the stage is pine and black curtain dust
It is the smell of hairspray and bobby pins
And words that have been said before,
Written by men.

[Shakespeare says]
Plato is pretty but man is weak
Dust wants to go up.
From dust to dust, It wants to go up.
Bound to flesh and yet it dreams.

Sitting next to Will Drake, glowing
Waiting for the curtain to go up.
For a merchant, a heiress and a Jew
To speak their turn, take a bow or two
And go up.
And I cannot decide what it means
That my heart aches for immortality,
That I am Yorick, after all-
And yet I dream of wings.

I love this world too much

When studying for British lit or
Remembering my last night’s dream
Or running along the tennis courts it seems
I love this earth too much.

I love the way the hay fields behind
My kitchen window rise and dip into
The sun, how wordsworth writes sonnets
That go bouncing on my tongue,

How a boy I love singings songs
While driving me back home, and at
Home there is a life-giving light.
I love this world with all my might.

But if only I could see these little joys
As little lights that lead to you
But I’d rather love the earth and sky
How small I am, and blind-

When all their greatest splendor
Points to you.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pilgrim's Progress Awareness Month

Worn out by his swim through a STOP KONY sea The tired Christian marches to the Celestial City With his staff, dyed pink for BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, He hopes and prays that all the poor and powerless Who cry justice tempered with mercy will be rescued And together destroy that despairing cry that ‘the poor will always be with you’ As he stands helpless to offer any solution, except his RED X and a small note that says ‘I would help if I had any idea At all, what I am supposed to do.’