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The Literary Magazine of Saint Peter’s College

2012

The Pavan


IN MEMORIAM Katheryn Kovalcik White 1947–2012 Beloved professor, prolific writer, past advisor to The Pavan for over 15 years, and mentor to many. Your calm and inspired instruction brought so much confidence and warmth to your students. You will be dearly missed.


Acknowledgements Another year, another great issue. We’re pleased to present to you more of our college’s extraordinary talents. Sublime, sexy, sweet, simple, sincere – all fitting descriptions of these pieces, composed with heart and wit to engage imagination and intellect. From literature to life and the places in-between that blur fiction and fact, there’s much to experience and enjoy in the pages ahead. We extend a special thanks to Sidney, Anthony, and Amanda for their handling of the magazine’s art and layout. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated. To the students who have helped craft this issue, thank you for not just lessening the load, but beautifying and adding more of our college’s artistic eye to The Pavan. Our gratitude also goes to Jan Reimer, for her generous support and understanding. As always, we thank Dr. Cynthia Walker for her continued dedication to the magazine, her instrumental guidance over the years, and her faith in us. We are happy to have Professor Susan Chin on board this year as she has once again proved an invaluable asset to The Pavan’s production. Their combined efforts have made the magazine an absolute success and a joy to read. Sincerely,

Sofia De Pierola Assistant to the Editor

Virendra Goolcharan Editor-in-Chief

Ayonnah Garcia Assistant to the Editor


Table of Contents Poems and Stories Wonderland by Joe Quinn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 StoryBook by Rosemarie Driscoll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Don’t Overthink It by Rosemarie Driscoll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 My Mirror Image by Julie Obregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lost at Sea by Julie Obregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 To Fear Nothing by Virendra Goolcharan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Stranger by Cassandra Iverson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Baby, I’m a Bird by Cassandra Iverson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Phaeton by Rosemarie Driscoll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Habla con ella by Sofia De Pierola. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fantasy by Jose Gomez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Midnight by Jose Gomez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Eternal Snow by Rosanna Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Artists by Luzmary Bonilla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Room Spoke to Me by Ariel M. Foy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Nothing But a Whisper by Kael Gil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Disillusioned Love by Rosanna Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Winter Plumage by Will Heyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 It Could Have Been You by Will Heyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 On John Dix’s Lighthouse Heights by Chris Walker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Saint Jackie by Will Heyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sleep Sense (The Walk I Make) by Virendra Goolcharan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Remember Home by Marichka Milord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Leigh by Ariel M. Foy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 An Unaccomplished Charity by Prajwal Niraula. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 I’m Leaving by Ariel M. Foy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Artwork and Photography Honeydew by Sidney Montanez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Keep Following Your Dreams by Amanda Jaikissoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Las Noches de Madrid by Jessica Marquez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Aquarius by Dakota Santiago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Cookie Thief by Sidney Montanez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Leaves in the Sky by Alexander Oren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Hiding by Howell Villamayor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Flushing Bound by Dakota Santiago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Silo by Adam Hirsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Noche Morada by Sidney Montanez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Sunset on the Highline by Dakota Santiago. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Kovu by Sidney Montanez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Remnants by Adam Hirsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Out on a Limb by Alexander Oren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Singing by Amanda Jaikissoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Light Cola by Sidney Montanez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Parking View by Sidney Montanez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Galeries Lafayette by Jessica Marquez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Green Beetle by Lindsay Tagliareni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Saint Peter by Cristina DeCisneros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Fierce Peacock by Binh Nguyen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60


Credits Cover Design Amanda Jaikissoon

Editors Virendra Goolcharan Sofia De Pierola

Creative Design

Ayonnah Garcia

Amanda Jaikissoon Sidney Montanez Anthony Marulanda

Communication Advisor Dr. Cynthia W. Walker

Art Advisor Professor Susan Chin

Graphic Design Staff Sidney Montanez Anthony Marulanda Amanda Jaikissoon Lindsay Tagliareni Kelly Wybraniec Gustavo Guarino Adam Hirsh Cristina DeCisneros Jessica Marquez George White

Poems + Stories


by Joe Quinn ’15

9

5/ 3

Won’t you fall down the rabbit hole, So I can laugh and make you my own? It’s time for tea down under the tree, The table’s ready and it’s set for three. The rabbit’s sitting on the edge of his chair – Have you heard the hatter’s new despair? Tweedle-Dee has gone and lost his mind, Tweedle-Dum says “It’s time to dine.” The King decided to try on some dreads And the Queen yelled “Off with his head!” The mock turtle’s story put me in a trance And the gryphon demands you to dance. The place for me some call “Wonderland” Was made of dreams and no man’s lands, A place to laugh, and be on your own, A place to love and to call your home. But real life’s cruel and that’s exact, Life’s a bitch, and that’s matter of fact. “Who cares for you? You’re just a pack of cards.” You got me tangled in your hair like barbs. Your eyes are stars, and that’s where it’s at, Or so says the Cheshire Cat. I guess it’s time to go to life’s back door, Wonderland taught me to think no more. A knock on the window, a tug on the leash, Imagination is my release.


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