Day four was to be based on a musical form...that one is still to come!
Day Five was to be about a sport and/or an opening, a first. I'll write, instead, about
waiting, despite obstacles, until the time is right...
Times Like This
by Shirley Franklin
Amavaasam, night of the dark
of the moon.
enter the real darkness,
do nothing new for some time.
The dark night will lighten, soon.
Indians take a different attitude
arrivals and departures.
Fate aur fait arrive and depart.
Whichever, oh, so true. But
fate, inauspicious, can be capricious
So just wait for some more time, they say,
we can talk, they say, and have tea.
This too will certainly pass.
Mother said there'd be times like this.
So talk, and let the time pass.
You could do worse than a cup of tea.