Volume VIII: Spring 2000
The Student Publication of the Writing Program
Louise Wetherbee Phelps Awards Judges 1999-2000
Home is where one starts from. As we grow older
the world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the intense moment
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime burning in every moment
And not the lifetime of one man only
But of old stones that cannot be deciphered.
There is a time for the evening under starlight,
A time for the evening under lamplight
(The evening with the photograph album).
Love is most nearly itself
When here and now cease to matter.
Old men ought to be explorers
Here or there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation,
The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters
Of the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning.
From T.S. Elliot's "East Coker"
This magazine features the work of Writing Program students and represents both the quality and variety of writing produced in its undergraduate studios. It is the mission of this publication to further the primary goal of the program, to produce critically engaged writers within the academic community.
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