it's been a long while since I last wrote a poem. So long ago, like 9 months ago that I wrote one last. I did not know it had been this long. It felt so long like may be I don't write poetry anymore. So when all of a sudden I felt like writing one I was scared to put my words down fearing that I might have lost it.
But I finally did type out a few words here. I don't know how my effort turned out to me. But I am at least glad it does sound like a poem. :)
On a not so different note, I finished compiling last edition of Inquest for this year. (Inquest is an in-house, bi-monthly magazine brought out by Persona, the literary club of IIMC)
PS: You have no idea how many times I wanted to put down phrases like 'pen down', put words down in ink', 'ink the words' etc and edited the phrases every time because I realise I do not do that anymore. I just type. I do not remember if I ever wrote with a fountain pen.
Carpe Diem - That's the name of our culfest at IIMC and it was over a weekend.
But my weekend started a day before that.
I woke up Thursday morning to run around randomly. Yes, that's exactly what I did. I ran around randomly.
A few seniors in an attempt to revive the IIMC Chapter of SPIC-MACAY, organized a Hindustani violin lecture-cum-demonstration by Padma Bhushan Dr. N. Rajam. I had volunteered to help out in the organization. It was fun to help around but the concert was amazing. She was a woman with a spell. I wished I could stay through the concert but I had to leave for the last day of my dramatics practice, my play being on Friday.
I walked into the auditorium where we have practice and I walked out at 7.30 the next morning. All through we rehearsed, we checked out costumes, we set the lights, we painted the sets, we slept 9 of us in a tiny room, we had random 'chemistry games', we tried improvising and basically we had loads of fun. In between, I slipped off for Razzmatazz (Fashion Show) practice.
On Friday, I slept at 7.30 in the morning. Woke up at 12 o'clock. After bath and lunch I packed by bag preparing for the whole day and went for Razzmatazz practice. After that I went to audi and parked myself there. Everyone came in and there was a lot of hustle-bustle. Somewhere there i got my make-up done.
We landed up on stage and performed. Perform we did!
After the play, we all got on stage for credits and in between the whole lot of commotion, I had to run for Razzmatazz. I then changed out of my play costume into my Razzmatazz costume and also out of my play make-up to the Razzmatazz make-up.
And then I walked the ramp and ran around to join by play'mates'. Then we headed out to Azad Hind Dhaba where we thulped. Not I, just we ! On masala cold-drink, chicken, and some stuff I can't remember. And then we came back and sang stupid songs on the Jetty.
And that is how Carpe Diem was inaugurated for me!