Limerick Contest October 2019
Each fall, the first-year class participates in the CC Poetry Contest.
During the past eleven years, the Poetry Contest has featured the Japanese poetic genre of the haiku. This year, we returned to the older tradition of writing limericks. The first-year student whose poem is chosen “lights the fire” in the Commons for the first time of the year. This year’s winner joins the pantheon of CC poetry writers who have come before them, including:
The Winner: CC First-Year Student – Rachel Dewitt
“Dear professor, it pains me to say
That I did thesis polygamy today
In my essay, you’ll see
That there are at least three
And I’ve tried, but they won’t go away!
Honorable Mention: CC First-Year Student – Anna Pruitt
On a shelf I sit, dusty and dry
Forgotten, my state would imply
I crave to be used
But I’m singing the blues
Oh, woe is me, Upton’s last tie
Honorable Mention: CC First-Year Student – Miranda Hernandez
After walking outside in the cold,
Without any warm hand to hold,
Nothing raises spirits higher
Than the lighting of a fire,
Bringing comfort through heated wisps of gold.