Ruba’iyat of Amma Supahilo
On a cold rainy night, I fell asleep and in my dreams met a girl who told me about her life. We became very close, and she taught me a special alphabet such that we could communicate with each other in code. Before we parted, she wrote me a short poem. The structure was similar to a ruba’iyat, a Persian quatrain consisting of four lines and rhyming with AABA. Each line was written in iambic pentameter, with double meaning, and dual perspectives.
“A dream so vast sends me sky-high too fast
I roam the distant lands from a dusty past
Upon a stage which bears countless charades
In hope to cast the endless sun at last”