As an English major with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a student blogger, you could probably guess that I write A LOT! Well, you're not wrong, so I figure, why not share it with you all if I want to share my work with the world one day. This is the very first piece I wrote for my Creative Writing class with Professor Cox this semester. Our assignment was to write about a memory using the senses. It's gone through countless peer reviews, professor critiques, and my changes. It will soon be on display in the Montpelier for National Poetry Month.
Leather Like Him
By Sarah Kazmierczak
Countless times I recall
My father enfolding my hand within his
And steering me towards the table,
On which he would place four leather shoes.
I was always drawn to the most worn match –
Rough and ragged,
Imperfect and inerrant –
The cracks coinciding with the callouses of his clutch.
He would hand me a brush rather big for my small body,
The splintered handle snagging on my sensitive skin.
I was meant to scrub the leather with its bristles –
Something my simple mind didn’t know was senseless.
There have been a lot of dogs on campus, so I got a little inspired. I've decided to start a new, fairly regular series, similar to my "RA Life" series. As you can tell by the title, it's about the dogs on campus. Enjoy the fluffy cuteness!
Disclaimer: Only service dogs are allowed on Norwich campus.
One of my close friends and fellow RA is in charge of Beaux Arts Ball this year! Put on by the architect majors in AIAS, it is used to raise money for the program. This year, the theme is a carnival, so students will be coming dressed in costumes to match that theme. I'm so excited to support her in this event. She has put so many hours into it, which she doesn't really have (being an Archie), with very little help. She's put so much thought into it - such as the free, good food, the decorations, the games, the prizes, and even the tickets.