Haikuing in Winters

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-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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3 responses to “Haikuing in Winters

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