Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jamie L.'s Poem in the Modernist Style: A Lesson in Astronomy

Multi-talented Jamie L. -- she made our RealSchool graphic and the graphic for the fashion show this year, to name just a few of her accomplishments -- wrote this amazing poem in the Modernist style, for English class:

A Lesson In Astronomy

The stars are perfectly aligned
Yes, all but the northern star
I don't know much about astronomy
But I'm pretty sure that'll never change
   You'll never change
   Things rarely do
   People never do
   And stars always don't

We could go stargazing
But I don't want to waste my time
Wishing that a star will streak through the sky
Wishing I could even make a wish
And still

I stargaze alone

When I'm lost
I look to the northern star
That's what it's there for, right?
But then I end up more lost in the dark sky

Did I ever tell you you're like a star?
Of course not, that'd be cheesy to the max
Cheesy and pointless
I'm taking a class in astronomy
The professor is flunking me
On the tests, I answer questions with more questions
Lesson one in astronomy is that
When looking in the sky I need
To keep a firm grip on the ground
   But I've got no grip
   No grip at all