Genre: Poetry

OLIVIA LIU

“The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” by Dylan Thomas describes an internal conflict he has with his body as he struggles to grasp how to describe himself as nature. This poem is composed of vivid comparisons between parts of himself and free-flowing aspects of nature in the world that surrounds him. Read more…

HELEN (HANYU) LIU

Vacation by Rita Dove   I love the hour before takeoff, that stretch of no time, no home but the gray vinyl seats linked like unfolding paper dolls. Soon we shall be summoned to the gate, soon enough there’ll be the clumsy procedure of row numbers and perforated stubs—but for now I can look at Read more…

ZHUO-WEI LEE

Zhuo-Wei is also working on a poetry unit, and has responded strongly to the light verse of Shel Silverstein. Light verse is defined as poetry that attempts to be humorous.  Some of the notable light verse poets are Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Phyllis McGinley, Lewis Carroll, and the inimitable Shel Silverstein.  The below poems follow Read more…