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Kumomi – Online Fresher’s Creative Writing Competition ’15

-Coordinators, ELS

The Fib is a form of poetry that has its origins on the internet.  The general rule is to write a six line, 20 syllable poem with a syllable count by line of 1/1/2/3/5/8 – the classic Fibonacci sequence. For example:

Two things.
They both are,
So they fit nicely in this fib.

I know it.
Since you can read it,
You know that I know that I know

you. I
strangled you.
Why, oh why won’t you simply die?

days spent
on Mario.
And now, years later,
Childhood romance blossoms once more.

Kumomi loosely translates to cloud-watching or cloud gazing, a beautiful word that can describe the many varied emotions that this season brings. From the cheers of farmers, the smells of the first rain, to the sudden lushness of the greenery, everything seems to have been injected with a fresh dose of life and enthusiasm. Hopes are stirred and existence seems to gain a purpose, beginning anew. It truly is a season that stirs the inner poet in even the hardest of hearts. So, what we want you to do for this competition is write monsoon themed fibs of your own and send it to us as entries for Kumomi. Just follow that simple format, and get writing!

Submit your entries before 6th of August to along with your name and roll number. Plagiarism is an instant disqualifier.