Here comes Day 5’s task with the theme Map, in the form of Ode using poetic device Metaphor.
Ode to Final Fantasy
The year when uncertainty hung in the air
Was the year a new world opened up
A wonderful black box saved my life in despair
Came to untie my confusing life in knots
Immersing myself in the land too beautiful to exist
Laugh and cry together with the characters
Walk through the story to proceed a little further
Unraveling my destiny shrouded in mist
Mapping my life out courses chartered
That is a year I would always miss, forever.
A little note on practice : I guess it’s good enough to come up with one stanza, a completely new genre to me. If I have time, I shall revisit to finish with the complete form 🙂
Had a busy schedule last week and I’m falling behind on Writing 201 😳
Trying to catch up so this is Day 4’s task with the theme Imperfect, in the form of Limerick using poetic device Enjambment.
I better be scared cos I think
My cat is plotting something
Her eyes follow my every single move
Wait… Is that a glint of evil look?
I am not perfectly sure.
A little note on practice : I’m thoroughly bad at writing funny or humourous poems 😦 And I struggle to make that final line a punch~ Any comment is most appreciated, thank you~
Today’s theme is Skin, in the form of Prose Poetry using poetic device Internal Rhyme.
You’re the most beautiful soul in this world. In your eyes I see a longing sigh. Reckless choices made, aren’t yours to take. When the storm passed, I’m standing last. You woke up from yesterday’s dream, life is not as it seems. Beneath your weary skin, everything that has been. I will love you inside out, not a single doubt. New day has arrived, when you finally realize. I will always be by your side, till the day I die.
A little note on practice : Is it just me or is the assignment getting tougher… It took me two days to write this. No inspiration at all 😦
Today’s theme and task is: Gift, Acrostic, Simile
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.
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,
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.
Peeking behind clouds,
Welcoming sun glowed warmly,
Sunlight, shining rays.
Lake shore lines lower,
Remaining water, ebbing,
Draught caught on early.
Quiet tower loomed,
Clock hands stopped ages ago,
Under gloomy day.
Sky, raindrops falling,
Drip, slick, slide, pelting away,
Down into puddle.
Time passed silently,
Eternal changing weather,
My first attempt on Haiku, I’ve read about the syllable rules and thought of painting the weather with words. Any critiques/comments/feedback is very appreciated, please let me know what you think 🙂
In response to this week’s Stellar and Lunar Challenge Roundup #17 (Sep 10) with the prompt: Magic. This week we come back from space travel to appreciate the uniqueness of our planet Earth ❤
Stellar and Lunar Challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.
Sitting by the window,
Staring at the coffee cup,
Smiling back at me,
Sign of happiness.
In response to this week’s Camera Lucida — The Sign