Typewriter Rodeo: Commencement

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on the news.

By Laura RiceMay 20, 2016 10:08 am,

It’s May, and for many Texans that means graduation. That was the inspiration behind this week’s Typewriter Rodeo poem by Jodi Egerton.


And with a swish of a tassel,

you’re free

No more papers

No more exams

No more grades

And you gather together one last time

Students and teachers, now colleagues in life

Draped in wizarding robes

And absurd pointed hats

Cheering successes

Releasing stresses

Applauding best guesses

And mostly reflecting–on all your learned

all you know

how you’ve grown

and where you’ll go

Audio prepared by Laura Rice.