Wednesday, May 4, 2022
A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Outgoing Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses
Spring is celebrated on East Campus with beautiful vibrant colors everywhere! The gardens behind East Campus’s Building 3 are especially breathtaking.
Thank you to Professor of English Holly Elliott for sharing one of her spring poems.
Green Eyes by Holly Elliott
The Stones say paint it black
and a “poet” told me to not use green.
But there aren’t many choices
to make about black — either matte
or gloss, with no shades
mixed in-between. And if
someone said to paint it green, then
someone else would have to ask
if it should be forest or aspen
or olive or jade or emerald or sea
or just plain green, like the crayon
in the Crayola box, the one that
wore down in a six-year-old hand
from coloring in tops of trees —
not individual leaves, but filling in
puffy shapes like thought-
balloons, impressions of solid flat
pure impossible green. Most children see
trees in that way; they aren’t concerned
if they’re pine or willow or oak.
Paint it green, green as April grass.
Use whatever shade each thing wants to be —
see not only trees in green, but dances and
words, so the view can never mist to black.