Day 21: Xizhou, A Poem

Brainstorm:

 

Xizhou:

Quiet

Peaceful

Welcoming

Friendly

Beautiful

Home-like

Nature

Verdant

Green

Happy

Nice

Mountains

Snow

Trees

Bird

Chirping

Sunlight

Moon

Stars

Constellations

Lake

Wind

 

Pretty Girl:

Quiet

Pretty

Nice

Lonely

Silent

Happy

Laughter

Smile

Voice

Eyes

Lips

Hair

Beautiful

Good

Kind

Funny

Gentle

 

"Xizhou"

A very pretty girl,

walks a very lonely road.

feeling the wind in her hair.

This very pretty girl,

is a very lonely girl,

untouched by the world,

around her.

 

Birds fly in her eyes,

sunlight in her smile.

Peace in her voice,

love in her laugh.

 

A very pretty girl,

walks a very lonely road,

quiet like mountain snow.

This very pretty girl,

is a very lonely girl,

and always she welcomes,

your company.

 

Her footsteps light,

old in her new,

beautiful,

in everything she is.

 

A very pretty girl,

walks a very lonely road,

she likes the silence of the glow.

This very pretty girl,

is a very lonely girl.

I hope she isn’t sad,

when I go.

 

Constellations follow her walk,

her fingers skimming the lake.

She’s our funny girl,

our gentle night sky.

 

She isn’t afraid,

she’s happy you’re here.

And when it comes time to leave,

she won’t make you stay.

But you’ll wish you had,

yourself.

 

-Ryane Liao

My name is Ryane and I am a fourteen year old student in SAS Puxi. My interest in Microcampus stemmed from a desire to participate in something outside of my sheltered metropolitan lifestyle where everything is done for me and I am painfully inexperienced. I have lived in Shanghai for eight years now but was born in Taipei, Taiwan to an English speaking family of six cousins and numerous relatives. I have left Xizhou and missing it most painfully, however, I am happy and excited for all future Microcampers and the amazing experience they will experience. Be good to T and Ms. Mai!