The Eckleburg Project

A TAMU Literary Journal

The Eckleburg Project is the official undergraduate literary journal of Texas A&M University. We are an undergraduate organization featuring student poetry, prose, and art. Now with eleven issues under our belt, we started with the idea that art should be free and easily accessible to the community.

Our staff is composed of undergraduate students and editors who select pieces to be published semesterly under a process of blind review. For information on how to join, go to our apply page. For information on how to submit, go to our submissions page. For general inquiries, or just to say hello, contact our organizational email at theeckleburgproject@gmail.com.

As always, we thank you for your support as we continue to foster art here at Texas A&M.

Close Your Eyes, Charles Womble

Close your eyes.

Listen.

Sweet southern sand swiftly slips

through my fingertips As summer

softly sways me Into sleepless

oblivion.

Starry constellations sweep,

Searching streets for solace as

Each shapeless moment slides

Seamlessly into eternity.

Stay calm. Stretch each breath.

Satins strings tough lightly

At the thought’s reality brings.

Sometimes sounds can be

Deceiving. Sadly surreal Like

a song-less whisper.

Sorry.

It seems so real.

© Texas A&M The Eckleburg Project, 2019