Buxton Shippy

Freshman - 717 Points (7-27-55 / Montego Bay, Jamaica)

Architectural Thesis - Poem by Buxton Shippy

There is a place
Dark and light
Visible and invisible
Where people come
Come to find themselves

Within this place are places
Formed by convoluted
And woven paths
Slippery and disappearing walls
Freestanding and projecting
Where the senses are mixed
And in turmoil
Within this place are places
In the paths
In the ceilings
In the walls
And in the spaces
Threshold between structure
And space is blurred
No stasis
Sexes undivided
Races collided
This is the journey
To the place

There is order where one enters
Replete with the familiar
A rational decision point
Beyond this things are placed
Things are learned
Things are made
There are things to be seen
And heard
Here one feels
Here one experiences
Parts of the place

The divide is thin and long
A fragile skin
Supported by the journey
And the place
Inside spaces collapsed
From bending
And shifting planes

The divide is the edge
Between opposites
Death and life
Woman and man
Unknown and known
The divide is a link
Between the journey
And the place

Comments about Architectural Thesis by Buxton Shippy

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (7/3/2011 4:25:00 AM)

    the way i see it, it's like a place where people come to realize and find something... some are scared... some are brave enough... some lose... some win... (but as for me, let's keep on winning because we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ who loves us) ...

    anyway, nice write here... will rate it 8 out of 10...

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 13, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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