Grade 9 English students created photo essays for a class assignment. Marlow '23 took it to the next level and created a poetic rendition of the assignment that's called "Same Sky". This assignment focuses on the idea of unity, despite the far and wide distances that we're experiencing, through looking at the same sky. He used photos that his classmates took of the blue sky from wherever they were in the world as the backgrounds for each slide, and the anchor for his poem. He reflected on it's meaning in saying:
"It brings attention to the fact that though we seem endlessly far apart, we’re still so close to each other, strapped in by gravity on the wild ride of earth, hurtling through space at over a million kilometres per hour, spinning at arbitrary speeds. We’re united under this same sun, this same planet, this same sky."
This project highlights the strength of our community connections, regardless of the physical distance between us.
Same Sky By Marlow '23
Here we stand 'Cross sea and 'cross land Masked faces and gloved hands Staring Forever longing At this same sky.
How long will it be Until we are free Skies clear above me Parting Never leaving This same sky.
We live in endless time An afterthought That never forms an era Coagulation Days flowing into months The only constant This same sky.
Vast azure expanse Layers of air Falling into space When will we Be out of this place? This same sky?
Ever changing maelstroms Silent, violent ponds Stretching away from Rain The mist of individuality Fades in this same sky.
Our cumulous castles Our stratus ships' hulls Our cirrus, shrapnel Exploding Thunder's ancient vestige Connected within This same sky
Here we stand Strewn across our sky Held between our stars 'Tween Venus and Mars We stand united One planet All under this same sky.