Haiku

Today is absolutely a miserable weather day at Wake. You can see from the Quad Cam that it is gray and there is so much water it is pooling in spots on the Quad.  Let me try to describe the current scene on campus A wet and rainy day on campususing different literary genres.

Haiku

Here’s today at Wake
39 degrees and rain
Bet many cut class

Limerick

There once was a girl from Wake Forest
Whose rain gear was sadly the poorest
Even with Hunter boots
She was soaked to the glutes
You’re a mess!” said her friends all in chorus

OK, admittedly I made those up, and the limerick is a bit of a stretch. Here is a proper poem about rain that would suit this day.

The Rainy Day, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

So if your Deacs call/text/IM you today and they sound grumpy, the weather may well be the culprit. It is indeed gross.

But maybe your Deacs are feeling wonderful for other reasons..? Maybe they’re in love, or maybe they just aced a test or got an A on a paper and their outlook is more like this. Isn’t it pretty to think so?

Stay dry, Deacs!

 

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