Brown University senior Alexandra Zelman-Doring, who won the annual Glascock Mount Holyoke last month, was inspired to write the following poem by the sight of the three judges crossing a foot bridge on the Holyoke campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts:
Pantheismus, Pluralitas, Poetria
-- for J. Koethe, D. Lehman, L. Szporluk
Wait, companionable green
Of the scent made spring
Of the ear fashioned bird,
Your golden patch of age,
Spreading over under
Streaming through the god-sent.
Every way of talking
Is to nature. In and for and to.
Three poets on a bridge.
The bench man made, awaiting
But they pass it.
Wait, that the over-heard
By god, a silence, each
Her green gives part. Ear
Of the one-too-many eyed.
There is no silence to this bridge.
It has no maker, when they pass it
Who imagine a plurality of green,
All spring, all tame, all lifted.