Writer’s Quote: To March

Writer’s Quote: To March

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Ah, and just as it came, its departing. Yes, you guessed it right, I am talking about the month of March. The quote above reminds me that as March rolls away, making way for April to waltz right in, so many people would always remember this month as the time when so and so happened. And for others like myself, it would mark the time of transition from one age/stage in life to another. Oh yes, I have officially joined the gang of 21 year olds (I miss saying I’m 20) and now, the only excuse I have left for not getting married is – I am still in university. Only one more year left for that excuse to run out. Oh and the excuse of “I’m not ready yet”, doesn’t work in Northern Nigerian homes.Ā 

Do not mind me, and take everything I said in good humor and with a grain of salt. Below is a poem by Emily Dickinson about March, one I absolutely enjoy reading.

TO MARCH
Dear March, come in !
How glad I am !
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat-
You must have walked-
How out of breath you are !
Dear March, how are you ?
And the rest ?
Did you leave Nature well ?
Oh, March come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell !

I got your letter, and the birds’ ;
The maples never knew
That you were coming, -I declare,
How red their faces grew !
But, March, forgive me-
And all those Hills you left for me to Hue –
There was no Purple suitable –
You took it all with you –

Who knocks? That April –
Lock the Door –
I will not be pursued – “,
He stayed away a Year to call
When I am occupied –
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come.

That blame is just as dear as Praise
And Praise as mere as Blame –

Ā  Ā  By: Emily Dickinson

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9 thoughts on “Writer’s Quote: To March

  1. Welcome to the age of 21! It kinda sucks being an official adult, but there are good advantages too. For example, now you can have ice cream for dinner and no one can tell you otherwise because YOU’RE the adult now šŸ˜‰

    Good luck with your studies, Ameena! Kick school butt!

    P.S. Love that Emily Dickinson poem. Timeless ā¤

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      1. Such are cultural practices! How about spreading the word that you have a highly contagious disease? That you have no interest in men? That you are thinking of taking a job in Antarctica? That you are currently in counseling and a close relationship is not possible for probably 5 years? That you are trying out for the French Space program?

        I am really trying hard for you Ameena! šŸ™‚

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  2. Wow! You are only 3 years older than my daughter! Thanks for making me feel old. šŸ™‚
    Use Colin’s excuse, you can’t help that you haven’t found anyone worthy of you! šŸ™‚
    I have learned to appreciate Emily Dickinson’s poems because of you. šŸ™‚ Another good one!

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