Weekly Zephyrus Flashback

For nearly five decades, our departmental publication Zephyrus has featured outstanding original work  created by our own English, as well as other university, students. While our main page offers the full content of each yearly edition since 1969, when the publication first began, much of this creative work has been forgotten to the past. We want to highlight a piece of this forgotten work each week as a reminder of the historical and continued talent of students in our department.

This Week’s Flashback: from Spring of 1971

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Past Flashbacks: 

from Spring of 1969

the reason henri bollinger got all dressed up today

 

i went to a funeral today

not because i knew who died

but i wanted to write a poem

and a corpse is usually very inspiring

but they wouldn’t let me see him

the coffin was closed

and as i walked past the casket

i jerked the top off and slammed it back

before anyone could see

and i walked on out laughing

because i was the only one who knew

that the only thing in the bronze box

was a mirror

and i know because

i went to funeral today

not because i knew who died

but i wanted to write a poem

David L. Rowans [at the time: Junior, English Major, of Central City]