WHS student heading to state poetry recitation competition
We wear the mask that grins and lies. It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes -- this debt we pay to human guile. With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, and mouth with myriad subtleties."
Those are just a few of the words Woodbury High School senior Ian Wesley Taylor will be reciting when he recites "We Wear the Mask," by Paul Lawrence Dunbar at the state Poetry Out Loud competition on March 7 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.