Organized by Ellen McAllister, Creative Editor
“A Sunflower in the breeze”
Sam Solowiej ’25
A sunflower in the breeze
Oh what joy a plant can bring
Through pollen and beauty the world sees
But our Sunflower has a distinctive ring
You hear not a ruffle but bells in the breeze
She scampers around like you and I
Getting attention and drawing an eye
For our sunflower purrs and licks
Much more than any flowers or sticks
“Slowly she strolls through the sunlit grove…”
Anna Puster ’25
Slowly she strolls through the sunlit grove
Under bushes and flowers and trees interwove
Never tires of meeting a friend, old and new
Following them home with a gentle “mew”
Loves to bask in the sun, her coat shining bright
Our colors upon it, black, gold and white
With a gentle ‘mew’, or a rumbling purr
Everyone she encounters adores her for sure
Radiant Sunflower, the heart of Wooster
“A Sonnet for Sunflower”
Ursula Williams ’24, Contributing Writer
O’er verdant fields with white paws she lopes on
The clover and the crabgrass kiss her knees.
For one moment, she’s there and then she’s gone
To run off, chasing swift squirrels through the trees.
Her eyes of glass and velvet nose do warm
The hearts of all the sad and all the tired.
She takes her special place outside the dorm
Where she will find herself so admired.
She trots over the lady bugs and leaves
And finds a shaded bench to lie upon.
She curls up in my warm wool sweater sleeves
And out she breathes a gentle, smiling yawn.
She sings to me in her soft dulcet meows
And holding her, ev’rything’s fine for now.
Emma Downing ’24
gold, black, and white fur
stalking chipmunks through the brush
look! it’s sunflower!
“She stalks across Campus”
Grace Pryor ’26
She stalks across campus
Under the arch,
Next to Andrews (why is it always Andrews?),
Faithfully followed by her adoring fans.
Languidly, she stretches.
Out come the phone cameras. She will not deign to pose for a picture, but
We make do nevertheless.
Everyone knows – she is our