The Poet as a Witness and Acmeism

I came across a parched,  yellowed out, cracked book the other day as I was sort of starting a spring cleaning process. Taped covers, a remnant of a cover image, peeled pages stuck together, and words that came crawling out of the dust, gasping for air. If you listened carefully, a faint cry and a…

AITHRE -Journal from Pegasus

Aryan, Arshia and Ayaan announce the commencement of AITHRE – Door to Emotions, an illustrated journal of contemporary creative writing and musings.

Choose your word poem-a-thon

Authors: Aryan and Ayaan. Learners at The Integral School, Hyderabad The learners and budding poets chose a word themselves and constructed a three to four line poem using the word they self selected.   POEMS BY AYAAN FEATHER In bad weather, Was a flying feather, With a piece of leather EARTH On earth There was…

A Rain Song

  Author: Ten Para. Pitter patter,  Pitter patter, Down flows the water, Thinner than the batter, That is full of butter, To make yummy starters, Gets you full and fatter, Ah, the smell makes me stutter! Chillies can’t make it sweeter, Sugar can’t make it bitter, Kadumpuli can’t make it hotter, Just a set of calorie…

A Soldier’s Chant

Author: Upasana We march to the rhythm of artillery: Clockwork men don’t tire. We trample over vain empathy, And hail death in the line of fire   Read the Complete Poem    

A Numbers Game

Author: Ten Para.    Then there was One, Who looked at the sun, And ate a hot bun, After a long run.   Then there was Two Who kept saying who, Before going to the loo, To take a poo.   Then there was Three, Who wanted things free, But could never agree, On a…

A Lovers Lie-A Sonnet

Author: Upasana Golden leaves dance gracefully In gentle silver breeze The whispers in the trees Sing like sailors’ songs at sea Read the complete Poem

The Song of the Lizard

Author: Ten Para. A parent, child, adult (?), learner at Integral School, Hyderabad. Jack of a few trades, Jill of none. All for a Ball, That I can Call, To bring me a Doll, That looks like an Elf.   Oh, how they try to Fall! The Gall of them, the Gall, As they run in…

Kaleidoscope

Author: Aila, Learner, while at The Integral School, Hyderabad.   We all are alone Thought, experience, life  Little illusions In a space so limitless, dimensionless, unquantifiable.    A small spectre of dark light and silent sound Whispering into the realms of emptiness. All alone.   The shell cracks, and a little bird Peeps out into a…

Eldorado-Edgar Allan Poe-Review

Author: Haritha, Learner   This is a self determined review of a poem chosen by the learner Gaily bedight, A gallant knight, In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song, In search of Eldorado.   But he grew old– This knight so bold– And o’er his heart a shadow Fell as he found…

Splinters

Author: Upasana,  Learner How many empty promises does it take to break a heart Read the complete poem  at her blog    

The Neem Tree

Author: Owais, Learner, Age 10 years This is a project that the learner did on campus, walking around, enjoying the trees and learning about them. There are many neem trees in our campus. There are two big trees near the front gate and many small trees. Leaves: The neem tree has imli like leaves. The…