“Generation” is Saint Vincent College’s literary magazine established in 1962. The magazine is compiled and designed in Literary Magazine Production, a three-credit English elective where students anonymously choose creative writing submissions by SVC students. The class distributes the magazine to the Saint Vincent community free of charge.
A scarlet sun drips
its sweet nectar over the mountains, valleys, and waters
that flow in between.
All of this in a land that hums grown men to sleep.
I am surrounded by a beauty
made possible only by the hand of God.
Why then, would I trade all these paintings
just to gaze at your face
or lose myself once more in your eyes?
Maybe because that very hand, a hand of great power,
created you in the same beautiful image.
Now I’m your audience as the sun spills
on you day after day
until the selfish moon hides you
and takes you home to rest.
So as I sit here, with a pen and a dream,
I count the glowing coals
until your spirit saves me from the final shimmer.
For Want of Being Lost
I drive through the evening air
Trying not to think of you; trying not to remember.
But the stars shine through the blackness
The way your eyes, so dark, glance off my heart in the night.
The breezes through the windows
Echo and rhyme with your gentle rising and falling breath.
You, the moonlight, pull me closer
But being night, obsidian, I cannot see you.
Though you are all around me,
Surrounding me, I do not know where I stand until
I look into, up to, your stars.
They guide me, but only further into the night sky.
Have I wanted to be lost?