My friend Jill, author of Halloween Stinks and a forthcoming book on parenting, has taken on the Arun challenge! Not only has she shared the form with her son, and not only will he be sharing it with his fourth grade class as part of their poetry unit, Jill wrote a pair of Aruns for my knee:
You can find out more about Jill on her website.
As for me, the surgery — according to everyone who was conscious while it was happening — went wonderfully well. I had an unexpectedly long stay in recovery — from 2pm until 4 this morning! — thanks to a rather aggressive drop in my blood pressure that had everyone a little worried. But all’s well now and I’m happily ensconced in this room with a view … if I could stand, I’d be looking out at the river! I’ve already taken about a dozen and a half steps, an endeavor that actually had me in tears after the first half dozen at 9:30 this morning, and which left me just about fully depleted after my second session tonight. Tonight’s session was encouraging, however. Helped me see that I really will be able to walk again!
No Aruns from me tonight. I’ve been either too asleep or too in pain to create. I’ve got my eye on tomorrow …
(I made myself stay up last night to post and share this for Slice of Life Tuesday, then totally forgot to share it or link over to the other slicers. Guess my drugs were having more of an effect than I thought! I’ll get it together next week.)
An Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x).