Bittersweet

by The Cowl Editor


Poetry


A chocolate bar unwrapped
Photo courtesy of www.peakpx.com

by Grace O’Connor ’22

Smooth and sweet, the chocolate rolls around my tongue
I see happiness and sunlight
The warmness that makes me feel young
As the little pieces of sugar melt on my tongue
I run through the grass with glee
Smelling the fresh flowers
My long hair being whipped by the wind
I don’t care about the passing hours
The chocolate slowly becoming thinned
I look back when the only thing surrounding me was flowers
The ground beneath my feet is cold
The once sweet chocolate left behind a bitter taste
I yearn for the times when I didn’t feel old
When I did not feel a sense of disgrace

7 Ways to View a Daffodil

by The Cowl Editor


Poetry


A daffodil
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com

by Gabriela Baron ’20

1.
The vivid skirts of dancers
Swaying and twirling in the wind

2.
A morning star
Bursting like fireworks in the gloomy sky

3.
The pure happiness of a child
Its petals spreading out into a grin

4.
Midas’ fingers
A golden touch radiating prosperity

5.
A sprout from the earth
Summoning the birds
To commence their sweet melodies

6.
A push through strong, stubborn roots
After winter

7.
The rising sun
Blooming into a new day