Season after season and year after year, the beauty of Mount Holyoke and the light of learning connect us, across generations and across the world.
In “What Shines,” Marjory Wentworth ’80, poet laureate of South Carolina, evokes this sense of wonder and shared experience. May her poem, set to music by composer Nathan Jones and performed by the Glee Club for Vespers 2016, bring you a moment of connection to the College, to your own memories, and to friends near and far.
And, in this, the season of light and holidays, and throughout the coming year, may you find joy, fulfillment, and occasion for celebration.
“What Shines” by Marjory Wentworth ’80, from The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle
Tears falling that no one sees familiar voices voices you love and the bells ringing at the end of day seedlings sprouting on the windowsill the future fish scales iced branches after the storm a choir cloud covered stars everyone’s soul white candles glowing at the church entrance desire unspent coins in a saucer hair filled with sunlight or water what the diamond means