Writing 201, Assignment 8: Ode – Ode to my Journal

  I have broken the flow. As it stands, today, I am a day behind on Writing 201. Here is yesterdays assignment, better late than never. Another day, another assignment. The ode, today's (yesterdays) poetic form, is a longer piece with a more intricate structure, and is very much new to me. This assignment was … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 8: Ode – Ode to my Journal

Writing 201, Assignment 7: Poem Prose – Finger Painting

Assignment seven, you were a cruel mistress. You came in the form of Poem Prose, and asked me to weave a piece with a prompt absolutely ripe with possibilities, "Fingers". Alliteration was covered earlier one in Writing 201, and the vowels have now been offered a chance to enjoy their share of repetition. I'm aware … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 7: Poem Prose – Finger Painting

Writing 201, Assignment 6: Ballad – Mama, Papa (Heroes)

    The weekend served as a short break from the poetry assignments of Writing 201. I haven't been contorting my imagination in new and interesting ways, and it turns out, I missed it. The week opens with a wonderful new prompt of Heroes. These could be, fictional, real, or even a semi non fictional exaggeration … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 6: Ballad – Mama, Papa (Heroes)

Writing 201, Assignment 5: Elegy – Fog

It feels as though assignment 5 of this course has come around fairly quickly. Fortunately I have had a chance to recover from my exertions during assignment 4. Today's prompt is "Fog", as usual the good folks of The Daily Post allow a great deal of creativity with the days theme. The poetic device suggested … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 5: Elegy – Fog

Writing 201, Assignment 4: Concrete Poem

Writing 201 has added a dash of heartache to the days feast of poetic prompts, devices and forms. Day Four has requested a Concrete poem, based on the prompt "Animal" utilising enjambment. I wake up every morning excited to read the days assignment, I look forward to  toying with ideas for the piece in the spare … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 4: Concrete Poem

Writing 201, Assignment 3: Acrostic – Trust

Another day in the world of WordPress has provided another glorious opportunity to fine tune our art of expression, Writing 201, challenge number 3 is in play. The poetic form we have been given to play with today is "Acrostic", spelling out a word, or words with the first letters of each line of our … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 3: Acrostic – Trust

Writing 201, Assignment 2: Limerick – Brooks

Day 1 of writing 201 was the source of intrigue and excitement. Day two is finally here, and it brings with it a very familiar face, the limerick. Today's assignment suggest a prompt and a device to implement. Based on today's brief, I have to make use of alliteration, in a limerick to present a … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 2: Limerick – Brooks

Writing 201 – Day 1, part 2: Haiku “Floating/fleeting”

Today's Challenge for Writing 201 has left me revelling in the allure of a newness. I've spent my evening pouring over the various submission to the days prompt with varying degrees of understanding, curiosity and awe. 17 syllables have trapped me in fascination and I fail to shake there grasp. With the same brief still … Continue reading Writing 201 – Day 1, part 2: Haiku “Floating/fleeting”

Man In The Mirror

"we are nothing more than enemies!"  the man in the mirror elates, he hates when I mumble all my musings in front of his face. Hates when I step into the world instead of him, instead of king, he says I play pawn, squandering my limbs. Haunting my inner monologue, hiding in snide soliloquies, tied … Continue reading Man In The Mirror