Elegance of Verse: Poetry

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:" from Endymion by John Keats

Devoted to portraying both the beauties and sufferings of Creation, Zuri Sophilia often composes pieces of verse (which rarely emerge from her journal.)  Listed below are rotating selections of original works, which the author has chosen to release from secrecy. 



*The Soul’s Resolution

Nothing but tears, fraught with pain,
Can express this hopeless insanity.
Words, in their finest form, are vanity—
They merely abuse the sorely slain.

Still, sweet relief cannot be bought.
Every tear has gracefully fallen dead
From the scourged eye, that has bled
The firm resolution of the soul.

*Silver Key, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, 2016