This video is one in a series of the Traveling Stanzas project which is a collaborative effort between the Wick Poetry Center's outreach program and the Glyphix design studio at Kent State University.
Suppose there is a city in the Buddha’s lap
and his knees are the mountains singing.
Suppose feathers rejoice when they fall
from an eagle’s wing, spinning and dancing.
Suppose nature is a map leading to willow trees
where spirits roam, speaking in old voices.
Suppose you can climb rocks like a billy goat
with clanking hooves and horns that curl for battle.
Suppose a path of dandelions and buttercups
takes you back to the mountain,
where you call out, “I’m home.”
Poem by Isabella Rodriguez, 2nd grade, Kent, Ohio
Design by Devon Skunta-Helmink
Kent State University student
School of Visual Communication Design
Animation by Brian Recktenwald
Kent State University Teleproductions