Creative Composition

Below are excerpts from the 2017 edition of Ballyhoo:

Gold- McKenzie Oliver

love is patient love is kind
it is selfless it trusts it hopes

it is difficult to define

it is a philosopher’s stone
an impossible union
never known by the alchemists
hidden away in buried labs

it is a purification
a transmutation
of a base element to a noble one

and it pools in the heart
with the bright unbearable heat
of molten gold


The Golden Gate Bridge - Aubry Poulin

Crimson spires pierce the cloud-line
Hovering above the suspended cottony vapour
Conquering the gate
King of the mists