Why I love Ellaine!!

    The completion of Writing 201 was never to be the end of my poetic education. There will never be enough to learn, I wanted more. There is a wide range of tools that can claim my personal poetic arsenal as home, and I welcome them willingly, Its an incredible exercise in growth.. I made … Continue reading Why I love Ellaine!!

Writing 201, Assignment 10: Sonnet – Future

    The finale to Writing 201 was a long awaited. It brought a lovely end to the 10 days of prompts that fed the poets of WordPress with plenty of entertained, inspiration and creative challenge. The final prompt is one alive with possibility, for the post and for our endeavours as writers and individuals … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 10: Sonnet – Future

Writing 201, Assignment 9: Found Poetry – Highlands

  The colder touches of reality have teased my time into a nuggets of scarcity. I have neglected my shared words. This post is due, this should have been shared a week ago, leaving my contributions to Writing 201 incomplete. I apologise for the silence emanating from my corner. I am here to present my … Continue reading Writing 201, Assignment 9: Found Poetry – Highlands

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 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”