Writing 201 : Poetry — Old Piano

Today’s theme and task is: Gift, Acrostic, Simile

old Piano

Out of tune,
Long gone the gift of touch,
Dangling cobwebs all over.

Pieces of music sheets scattered,
In the house that once were,
As old as time,
No warm touch on ivory keys,
Only dust covered.

A little note on practice : I must say today’s theme is tough. I read up on simile and it’s a close cousin of metaphors. I use them often without thinking much. Although at times it’s difficult to express in English, I’m so glad this course is tremendously helpful in improving my language and writing forms.

Writing 201 : Poetry — Silent Still Screen

I’ve signed up for Blogging U.’s Writing 201 — Poetry course in October to learn more about poetry, forms and literary devices.

Let’s buckle up and journey with me through poetryland!

Today’s theme and task is: Screen, Haiku, Alliteration

Silent Still Screen

Staring straight into,
Silent still screen hardly blink,
Streams of soft click click.

Beyond the flat screen,
Behold wonders of the world,
Within an arm’s reach,
Knowledge more than I can take,
Information overload.

A little note on practice: I’m mixing and matching up the assignment a bit. First stanza is a haiku with alliteration, followed by a tanka in second stanza with free writing.