The following was written by Rachel Quick, a junior at Covenant High School. Her poem, titled “Tuning to Eternity,” won third place in the 11th and 12th grade poetry category in this year’s Our Own Expressions art and writing contest, hosted by the Pierce County Library System.
I’ve tried to find my melody
Inside these hallowed keys.
The dissonance still echoes strong
From wrecks of harmonies.
My ears are full of discontent.
My fingers faint at last
To hear a song beyond my room
That peals out from the past.
I hear my note inside that tune.
It rings alone to me.
So fully does it harmonize