I absolutely adore Valentine’s Day. Loads of chocolate and the proliferation of red and pink to brighten up the dreary winter days – what could be better? Being the shameless romantic that I am, I decided to put pen to paper and come up with a love poem to post on the valentines I was mailing out. Here’s a few I came up with…
Your biodata sweetheart/ makes my heart beat fast/ Calling mother now.
I love you more than/ Gulab jamens and ladoos/ Not that I eat sweets.
Ah, that I could run/ Fingers along your sari/ Too much Bollywood.
Be my Shah Rukh Khan/ And I promise that when your/ Dancing stops, I won’t.Newsflash: I suck at writing poetry. So I thought I’d turn to the readers of SM to help me out, as they’ve done before. Write your best desi-themed haiku in the comments below and Kunjan, our administrator, will pick the best one to illustrate. Check out the gorgeous example he designed above (larger version available below).
Here’s what you need to know to enter the contest.
Deadline: Submit all Valentine’s Day desi-themed haikus in the comments below by 1PM on Monday, February 14.
Theme: Love and desi-ness.
Judging and Selection of Winners: Winner will be chosen by the SM mutineers and announced at 9PM, February 14.
Prize: Winner gets their haiku illustrated in an easy-to-share design graphic. Ah yes, and Interwebs fame.