consistency in chaos 1
a flock of birds flying in a thunderstorm
they may change direction
but they feel the static of lightning on their wings
in the sky above them, the planets move on their own
in deliberate yet unknown pattern 2
each in its individual
they form a body that mourns
for what, the body cannot describe 3
all it understands is sorrow
the body moves through space, looking for other bodies
to explain sorrow
moving in ways
they will never move again 4
conflict makes bodies human
commonality destroys them. 5
to serve or be served by the Lord? By others? 6
Power in connections
Passionate protection 7
Progression of deconstruction, and its recovery
Nostalgic narratives from recovery’s ruins 8
And ravenous collecting of its produce 9
Knowing when and where our translation revisions stop 10
Words only mean so much by themselves 11
As they do in the flock of a sentence.
- Quillen, Carol. “humanism’s humans and its critics.” Class lecture, Humanities from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, August 29, 2019.
- Thompson, Kristen. “From Observation to Theory: Revolution in Science.” Class lecture, Humanities from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, September 19, 2019
- Tamura, Yurika. “Suffering, Spectacle, and Ethics of Sensations.” Class lecture, Humanities from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, November 7, 2019.
- Professor Bory, Unit 6
- Tamura, Yurika. Lecture, DAvidson College, Davidson, NC, November 04, 2019.
- Wills, Anne Blue. Lecture, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, November 11, 2019.
- “Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet.” Accessed December 14, 2019. http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/speeches/malcolm_x_ballot.html.
- Ewington, Amanda. Humanities from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, April 09, 2020.
- Denham, Scott, Unit 8
- Jankovic, Marija, Amanda Ewington, Scott Denham. “On Translation.” Faculty Panel, Humanities from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, September 26, 2019.
- Quillen, Carol. August 29, 2019.