Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012 - (Page 44)

creative minds imagine Poetry Contest Ages 14-18 First Place blonde on blonde by taite Puhala Judge’s comments: This poem has cast a spell on itself and is true to it throughout. A riff on Bob Dylan rightly becomes a riff on culture and on the metaphysical (the sources of art). Its headlong structure, 21 lines in a single sentence, is not easy to attain, but is seamless, and in its way appropriately Dylanesque. Thank you to all who entered our sixth annual Creative Minds Poetry Contest! We are thrilled to publish the winners here. Please visit our website at to read the second- and third-place poems and our judge’s comments on them. having decided that your duty is to bring music and maybe a little bit of danger to the lifeless streets of suburbia, you draw yourself up as a rebel with a cause, hold your arms out like the spirals of the milky way, sending the glowing children congregating around you into a feverish whirl, because space is curved and so are the suburbs you traversed across to bring them here, winding through hills and streets to conduct this sermon on a mount, so even the things that appear to move straight are really spinning around you have stolen your father’s turntable, and his old records, and his oversized coat, and while the sunset begins to stain things in a golden light, you put the needle on the vinyl and open old wounds while the only voice you have ever loved claws its way out of the box and into the grooves of the sky, making the stars scratch and whir, and time instead settles into the beats, breaks its lineage, and begins to, like everything, spin. second Place dressmaker by Camille Petersen, 17, nJ This marks the fourth time that Camille has earned distinction in our poetry contest. She won second place in our 2011 and 2010 contests and an honorable mention in 2009. Congratulations once again, Camille! third Place i’m sorry by Kennedi Whittingham, 16, CA Read these poems and our judge’s comments on them at contestresults.html. Taite Puhala is a junior at Westminster school in simsbury, cT. she lives in nearby East Granby with her parents, brother, grandmother, dogs, and cat. When she’s not wrapped in a blanket cuddling with her pets, you can find her baking cupcakes or rooting for the red sox. 44 imagine sept/oct 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012
Big Picture
In My Own Words
The Proper Care and Feeding of the Teenage Brain
Building Brain Power Through the International Brain Bee
CTY Neuroscience
Same and Different
Braingate: Turning Thoughts Into Action
Shedding Light on Schizophrenia
Unraveling the Mysteries of Memory
Through the Looking Glass
Selected Opportunities & Resources
Fencing Lessons
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Creative Minds Imagine
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - September/October 2012