After an aimless time
searching for an ambiguous truth,
I behold the idea incarnate.
It takes the shape my mind always dreamed–
a fantasy realized and released–
one pale lily among rough reeds.
Without reaching out to its beauty, I
fall back into tangibility, leave
all untouched in silence, with
nothing to show for sight.

Eboné Ingram ‘12 is a Molecular and Cellular Biology concentrator living in Winthrop House.