Sneak peek into Shiny New Idea

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim gray sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed –
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest
For he comes the human child
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand
From a world more full of weeping than he can understand

~ William Butler Yeats

Can you already guess where I’m going with my Shiny New Idea? I know. I can’t believe it too.

Gerlynn has been bugging me to update my blog, and I suppose I really should, except that there’s really nothing much to update, because I can’t stand rambling on about myself and my life.

“Who gives a flying crap?” I asked Ger.
“I do!” she barked. “Blog about your life, bemoan your single status, whatever – just blog!”
So here I am, trying to gather a list of blog-worthy things.
You realise that I haven’t said anything of weight so far. Such is the state of my compulsion to blog these days.
School’s started. Which means less time to pursue worthy … pursuits, such as watching drama serials on YouTube. And working on my WIP, an urban fantasy involving spirits, a carnival and being trapped in dreams.
This semester seems more hectic, I realised, because I all my modules list group project as a CA component. Individial papers, I can handle. But projects are a bitch. They take so much synchronisation, organisation, negotiation of timetables, discussions, etc etc etc. For papers, you can get it over and done with quickly, but projects take time; they drag on all the way till the few crazy weeks before finals, where we’d then be rushing to finish up the project and mug for exams.
Here’s the list of modules I’m taking this sem (I’m about to fall asleep writing this post – I am certain no one is interested in reading about all this bs):
1. EL2251 Social Variation of English
2. EL3880B Cinematic Discourse and Language
3. EL3208 Bilingualism
4. GEK1506 Heavenly Mathematics (It has everything to do with calculating the lunar/solar/Chinese/Islamic/etc calendars and 3D visualisation – I think I may potentially be screwed.)
5. PC1322 Understanding the Universe (ASTRONOMY! Finally, I can read astronomy magazines without feeling guilty for spending too much time on leisurely pursuits, because now I have a justification for reading them – I’m taking a module in it!)