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Art

Yu-hui Huang

Class of 2018

An Evening on the Grand Canal

Shani Chibber

Class of 2018

Target

Peter Zhu

Class of 2017

The woods decay and memory decays

and all that’s left are the tokens I have

kept.  The letters are all burned, but

there is still the way I say some words

with lilts that tremor and sway

in your vibrato pitch.

I failed to master the art of keeping

you forgotten.  I go back to the days

where three steps to my two we walked

as night overshadowed sea

looking through the sand

for colors new and undiscovered.

I build elaborate tombs but none quite

does it justice: so many buildings scrapped,

repaired only to collapse again

that I’ve given up on architecture. 

Still I come back at times to fiddle with

designs like a composer who can’t

believe his symphony is finished.

Hiraeth

Victor Macrinici

Class of 2019

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