All entries for Friday 02 June 2006
June 02, 2006
I decided that if I were justified in writing about exam stress at all, I would have to take it to a whole new level of creativity if I wanted to avoid being told off by hordes of even more worked-up people (see a number of the top-ranking blog debates at the moment).
I decided to write a poem about it, in Dutch, and then went on to translate it. Apologies if it does not quite flow as it ought to.
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Ik staar een eind de diepte in
Mijn hand die ondersteunt mijn kin
Mijn stem die zwijgt, als was ‘k ‘n Fin
En in studeren heb ‘k geen zin
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I’m staring into nothingness
My hand and arm support my chin
My voice is silent like a Fin
I am not ready for this stress
(Warwick library Monday 29 May)