‘The Tree in Third Quad’

Poetry and Photography by Christopher Hill

I wonder about the tree in third quad.
I wonder how many students have seen it grow.

How many fresh-from-school students.
How many just-back-from-Chequers students.
How many off-to-first-lecture students.
How many starting-to-miss-home students.

How many new-term-new-me students.
How many just-five-more-minutes students.
How many rushing-off-to-lecture students.
How many swatting-for-next-collections students.

How many croquet-playing students.
How many picnicking-with-friends students.
How many exams-around-the-corner students.
How many where-did-all-the-time-go students.

I wonder about that tree in third quad.
I wonder how many students it has seen grow.

The Poor Print

The Oriel College Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, and SCR & Staff. Current Executive Editors: Alex Waygood & Aidan Chivers.

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