So here are the first attempts of the students to write poetry that is lyrical. By the way, these poems have been edited by A.V. Koshy so that the students know how to make them more compact and stylish and how to capture both idea and feeling.
Fall down, misery, down my cheek
Towards earth and stone
Wet the soil.
Heart of sad songs - heavy, sad songs
Life, reduced to the trickle on my cheek.
Smiles flowed freely
From one to the other.
Their looks rarely lingered.
Their minds never bothered.
With an underlying deceit
That allowed no feelings
Their eyes roamed freely,
An amphora of peelings.
Rubbed lightly together.
Alcohol washed away
The last bits of bother.
The clock beside me spoke the time
And as if aware of its incalculable chime
I trod the ground beside the door
Rising to see, not rising to go.
Years of pathetic sins degrade
The soul and mind begin to fade
I cannot lie for eternity
There will be an end to pity
Common were our nightly walks
A bird, a tree, an occasional fox
We spoke and laughed and lightly touched
Eyes and voice, divine,