We’re taking a break from Application Tips blogs, because this week, I received this email:
Date: August 31, 2009
From: Monia Estima
To: Admissions Staff
Subject: Idea for Blog
Genius doesn’t come when it’s called, it just stops by on its way back from Starbucks.
How about we each write a haiku about the start of the 2010 application season? A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 syllables in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables each.
Here’s an example:
Summer yields to cool (5 syllables)
Application’s up online (7 syllables)
It begins again. (5 syllables)
Phone rings, forget to click “Save,”
Blackout! Bitter tears.
And one more:
Microphone’s too sensitive
Feedback deafens me.
I think you get the picture. OK, I challenge each of y’all to write one for September’s blogs! Do it, do it, do it!!! (Assuming Boss Lady likes the idea, of course.)
(P.S. Clearly Boss Lady liked the idea! All of the staff did write haikus, so check back! – Lee)