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Ruba’i (Help me think of a better title? NaPoWriMo #18)

A.k.a. “Spring’s Dance” as suggested by Sean or “Return of the Geese” as suggested by Steve:

The wobbly song of geese return behind slate grey clouds of an inland sea
Branches are fuzzy with halos of buds, except the brave green needles of the pine tree
Clicking coffee cups echo up the stairwell and reroasted lunch unmildens lazy air
The sun has yet come out to play, but paved roads exist now to reality.

I honestly don’t know what to say except I’m sad Easter break is over. I couldn’t even come up with a title so if someone has a suggestion please let me know. I don’t know if I’m just unsatisfied to go back to school or dreading the hectic run to the end of the year, but mornings are so different when you know you have a full day to do whatever you want.

Reference from the NaPoWriMo website:
Today I challenge you to write a ruba’i. What’s that? Well, it’s a Persian form — multipe stanzas in the ruba’i form are a rubaiyat, as in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Basically, a ruba’i is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA.

Thanks for reading,


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A blur of a month

So many things to do and the deadline is only little more than a week! As the holidays inch closer in everyone’s minds, so does the to-do list grow dauntingly in urgency. It has been a non-stop marathon to finish the last assignments of the term, prepare for festive events, fight through symptoms of sickness, bring out winter clothes and other decorum, and pick out gifts appropriate to everyone. Overall it takes such great effort to just maintain focus as the days get shorter and impatience fills the air for likely the most wonderful time of the year.

And of course there is the end of the world to consider, that arrives even earlier than the holiday break we have all been looking forward to. But until then there is just one thing to do, get busy and beat the rush so we can get to the relaxing. Hot cocoa, books, unlikely but hopefully snow, Christmas specials, family friend parties, here we come!



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