Corridor was written by Crystal Gail Koo for unsweetened 2007, and was awarded 1st Place, Postgraduate Poetry.
Photography and editing by Elizabeth Adams
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By Crystal Gail Koo
there is something in the confines of corridors
that fails to forget the vastness of experience
and in every corner every crack of light is a
detail containing the trace of sights smells
sounds of things long left behind in the moment
between loved and lost like a flower in a vase
so frail that hands cannot hold without breaking
that minds cannot hold without changing but
only a corridor can cup it in its silent palms and
only when everyone has abandoned the moment
the time when the days had gone so freely will
it open its hands and let it disappear into the
About the Author
Crystal Gail Koo graduated from UNSW and left Sydney with a Masters in Creative Writing at the end of Session One, 2007. She has been published in the Philippines and in Sydney’s Philippine Community Herald. Crystal is currently working on a research proposal for futher studies and a screenplay for Sydney’s Philippine Community Council. This poem was written for her friends in 4D, New College, in memory of the madness that has transpired within those hallowed walls.
About the Producer/Director
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