This, My Columbia

This, My Columbia
... The Columbia River

" Cosmos Cascading " (10x23)

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August, 2011 id3300

" Blacking Streaking Black Red " ( Right Corner View )

" Blacking Streaking Black Red " ( Right Corner View )
August, 2011 id3286

Thursday, September 18, 2008

" Remember the Students of San Jose State "







Remember the Students

The students of San Jose State
When they were
The bohemians of the Sixties,
And wore their hearts
Upon sleeves burnt bright,
and stood in as beacons
Of thought and speech
Like candles on the campus
Their lights of Camelot would reach

Across the corners of the universe -
Luminescence of knowledge and learning
And the freedom to teach
The issues of justice, dignity
And free speech.

There were teachers-to-be,

Poets and dreamers
And good engineers as well.

With summers of love and flowers
We marched beneath the ivory towers
And rode the steeds of Truth and Beauty
Onto the plains of cerebral strife
And down the halls of academia,
We strode and journeyed into lands
Of ideas and precept
That bid we see
What the world could be
For sons and daughters
Of Yankee Doodle dandy,

We were the keepers of the dreams

We were the students
Both you and me,
Of San Jose State University...