Students create winning words for UC Blue Ash contest
May 4, 2020
The Department of English and Communication at UC Blue Ash College offers courses that provide students with a range of opportunities, whether you want to continue with future studies or build valuable skills for the workplace. Available courses such as reading and writing, English composition, literature, creative writing, public speaking, persuasion and interpersonal communication help build skills in analysis and critical thinking, and make it easy to complete the first two years of a four-year UC Communications or English bachelor's degree.
With three associate degree programs from which to choose, you can either:
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Congratulations to the winners of our 2022 UC Blue Ash Poetry Contest, which is open to all UC students.
I prefer the string than blowing against a tube.
It has a different sound.
A different feeling.
A different vibration.
Smooth and sweet It places a crying child to rest
Upon its bed of grass.
The instrument is like a healthy tree, short in height.
The color it holds matches the autumn leaves.
It could be orange. It could be brown.
The neck is the trunk.
Long and slim, black in the night.
The chin rest is a nest
Soft for the birds to lay upon.
Comfortable for the body.
The strings are a spider’s thread
Extending from one branch down to the other.
They pass by two hollows
Right through the middle: the f holes.
These hollows provide shelter.
It provides room for the passing wind.
It provides room for echoes and steady resonance.
However, no sound can be made Unless it is touched.
The curved bow is the rain
That falls from the sky
And slips down the spider’s thread.
Combined they sing a song.
It is my little song.
It is my melody.
My melody of a forest.
For many different yous
Baby’s cues, baby coos, baby poos
Can’t even eat, sleep, tie my shoes…
Y’all don’t even have a clue
Who are you?
Milk bearer, Spit up wearer,
Shit changer, I’ve gotta change her
No longer me
I am mommy
How could I be so infatuated by a name?
How could your name make me see the gods and the Erinyes and compare them to you?
The melody that draws me in like the siren that awaits its prey.
The hair that glistens like that of honey.
The eyes that make me feel as though I am drowning in Poseidon's ocean.
How dare I look at the body of Aphrodite?
I wish to be turned to stone because I feel so
of seeing such a sacred relic.
I wish Medusa would overtake those gleaming eyes
so I no longer feel indebted.
making me feel as though I too, am the spirit of battle.
Leading me to the Underworld to fight my own battles
and knowing that whatever the outcome may be,
will lead me to Mount Olympus.
You are not a false idol, but dear god
I think that Zeus forgot a deity.
Apate cries out because although you’ve fooled many
he cannot get his hands on this muse.
You resemble the color of white,
your purity making others fall to their knees.
You are no Cupid
but I have undoubtably fallen in love.
Your arrow has captured my heart and will not let it go
until I tell you my sonnet of love.
And although I cannot give you my soul,
I will give you the heart as compensation.
For the Fields of Mourning are dampened with the tears that form in my eyes
knowing that I was fooled into falling for Hades.
The Writing and Study Skills Center at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College seeks to help UC Blue Ash students improve their reading, writing, and study skills and to promote diverse literacies and lifelong learning.
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