A commemoration Symmetry is a collection of the artistic and poetic works by Elizabeth Smith and her brother, Alexander Smith. The focus of the semiformal and formal poems is their relationships--with nature; with one another; with family, friends and foes. Symmetry lyrically and descriptively reveals the siblings' psychologic and artistic development from their early teens to their tragic deaths on Mount McKinley. Retrospective, introspective, emotive, and somewhat innovative, the poems and drawings will stimulate the mind of any young adult.
Monday morning, he's peeping through the pane, / absorbing the girl who's nude, stooping--a beauty. / He's not met her and doesn't know her name. // Unknowingly she slowly plays his game, / teasing him through layers, black and silky. / Tuesday morning, he's peeping through the pane. // His eyes are wild from lust. They are inflamed. / It is a lasting moment she shares, only / he's not met her and doesn't know her name. // Although he long since ascertained / she is a complete woman in all her nudity, / Wednesday morning, he's peeping through the pane. // He paints her in red while she's standing--framed / by the doorway. She quickly moves away. / He's not met her and doesn't know her name. // Will the voyeur stop, or is the mortmain / too strong? We may never know with certainty. / Monday morning, he's peeping through the pane. / He's not met her and doesn't know her name.
Stephen Tulloh received his M.F.A. degree in creative writing from the original USC, the University of South Carolina. He writes, bikes and teaches in the state's capital.