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12 Days of Wijnhaven

By Julia Moore

On the first day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Deadline anxiety.

On the second day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Two BASIS borrels and
Deadline anxiety.

On the third day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni said to me
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Seven Albert Heijn runs,
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Eight orientalists,
Seven Albert Heijn runs,
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Nine hours in the library,
Eight orientalists,
Seven Albert Heijn runs,
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
Leiden Uni gave to me
Ten cups of coffee,
Nine hours in the library,
Eight orientalists,
Seven Albert Heijn runs,
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
Leiden Uni gave to me
Eleven students sobbing,
Ten cups of coffee,
Nine hours in the library,
Eight orientalists,
Seven Albert Heijn runs,
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
Leiden Uni gave to me
Twelve post-exam shots,
Eleven students sobbing,
Ten cups of coffee,
Nine hours in the library,
Eight orientalists,
Seven Albert Heijn runs,
Six student surveys,
Five isn’t a passing grade,
Four lost LU cards,
Three new web posts,
Two BASIS borrels, and
Deadline anxiety.

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