Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Siren

 -Infernal Knight

Stranded among abandoned stars,
Lost in an anonymous night
When Time unfurls her slowest hours
Siring every deviant light.

Illuminations thus obscured
In intensities of shadows,
That onto vivid veils are lured,
Reflect Cupid’s baser arrows.

Resounding lairs passions honour
Provoking the prurient tinge.
The flames within exhaust manner
The flames without never did singe.

The surveying glances revolt
Like moonbeams that too subtly sting.
Midst stirring profanity sold,
Is auctioned flesh in heightened sin.

I relished sin with silver then
In quick hot blood and throbbing breaths.
In dingy a trance and haste ‘gain.
In beds that affirmed moral deaths.

In roused manners vile to the Beast,
With Beauty damped in lustful sweat.
In parts of her where all time ceased
And whole of her where moments met.

With tempers calmed when she did sigh
Sated and spent in unclean acts,
I learnt I fell for just a lie
For Love never from Love retracts.

Gullible ships that waters grade
In green turbulence hoist their sails,
With robust masts do deep seas wade
And emerge from fantastic tales.

Stormy melodies soothe their keel.
Haze mystifies the mask of Fate.
Pacifying rocks struggles heal
And wrecking culminates the wait.

Yet with other vessels in sight
The tunes echo in winds too foul.
While I here in ruins delight
She bargained yet again her soul.

Contemplating her existence,
Restrained to sighing just for me,
Feigned revelry at insistence
Of intruders, disheartened me.

She rekindled that carnal flare
When from her embrace I did part.
And knowing others found her fair,
I ripped out her live beating heart.

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Haikuing in Winters

Winter GIF

-Coordinators, ELS

“Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are falling fast.

Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat.”
– Sara Coleridge in The Months of the Year

Of all the classic poems that one could quote, for winter has caught the fancy of many (Shakespeare, Keats, Blake; to name a few), we chose this one because, well, it was just easier for us to understand. After our summer tryst with haikus, the ELS brings you a winter haiku challenge. You can choose to describe winter in its entirety or bring out a facet of it using your haikus. If you are not sure about how to write a haiku, you can refer to our earlier blogpost.

The last date for submitting your entries is 31st December 2014. You can mail us your entries at litsoc.iitk@gmail.com. Multiple entries are allowed. The best submissions will be published on the blog and the writers will get to choose their own animal pen names for the blog (they can also publish it with their own names if they want). The top three entries will be awarded books as prizes. In case of ties, the number of likes on the blog entry will be taken into consideration.

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Walk In The Rain

-Gregarious Griffin

Come take a walk with me in the rain,
Partake a share of my pain,
See the fragments of my soul,
Pieces of down, others chunks of coal.

Take your shelter beneath this parasol bright,
And fend away the fears of the night,
Listen to the musings of a lonely heart,
As the night darkens and the heavens part.

The raindrops hide in my tears,
Black memories and darker souvenirs,
Waiting on this solitary land?
For the sun to shine out on the sand.

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