One after one the high emotions fade;
Time's wheeling measure empties and refills
Year after year; we seek no more the hills
That lured our youth divine and unafraid,
But swarming on some common highway, made
Beaten and smooth, plod onward with blind feet
And only where the crowded crossways meet
We halt and question, anxious and dismayed.
Yet can we not escape it; some we know
Have angered and grown mad, some scornfully laughed;
Yet surely to each lip--to mine to thine--
Comes with strange scent and pallid poisonous glow
The cup of Life, that dull Circean draught,
That taints us all, and turns the half to swine.
Archibald Lampman (date of composition: 1889) Lyrics of Earth: Sonnets and Ballads. Toronto: Musson Book Co., 1925.
POETIC BITES (EXCERPTS FROM RESEARCH ESSAYS)
Clockwise starting from left: Russell Dornian, Untitled (2015); Tasman Brewster, Untitled (Tea Sampling Cups) 2015; Gurleen Virk, Untitled (2015); Tyler Eyres, Untitled (2015)
ARTFUL FARE RESPONSES (RESPONSE TO ART WORK)
TASMAN BREWSTER (FINE ARTS) is in her second year of the Diploma of Fine Arts at KPU. Her goals are to move into the BFA program and to continue working on mixed media projects.
KRISTINA DRINKWATER (FINE ARTS) Kristina Drinkwater is majoring in Fine Arts and plans to become a freelance artist.
TYLER EYRES (FINE ARTS) is a BFA major currently studying at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Following graduation, Tyler plans on pursuing further education within the art & film world with interests spanning drawing, painting, and digitalization just to name a few.
LAURYN FRANKLIN (ENGLISH) enjoys English and History courses and is hoping to go into Education in order to become an Elementary School teacher. She would love to share her creative influences and passion with children.
EMILY PERKINS (ENGLISH) is a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has a BA in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of
British Columbia. She plans to pursue a Bachelor of Education degree followed by an MA in English for Teachers.
GURLEEN VIRK (FINE ARTS) is a third year student at KPU majoring in Fine Arts, and prefers to work in the medium of painting and drawing. She hopes to acquire many skills while exploring art and take that knowledge into the art world.
RUSSELL DORNIAN (FINE ARTS)