Continuing with the course of “Writing 201: Poetry” on The Daily Post, today’s assignment comprises the following: (all the information has been taken from the original post on the Daily Post blog).
The Prompt: Journey.
The Form: Limerick.
- Limericks are traditionally composed of five lines of verse.
- The traditional rhyming scheme of a limerick is a a b b a — the first two lines rhyme, then the next two, and the final verse rhymes with the first couplet.
The Device: Alliteration.
Today’s device, alliteration, is all about using the same consonant multiple times in close proximity: think “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,” or “Take me down to the Paradise City where the grass is green and the girls are pretty” (thanks, Axl!).
Here’s my attempt:
A start, out of ovum at last
to a world so vile, viciously vast
helpless, with no veins of steel
when the terrorific truths reveal
and lies, finals feign to fly so fast.
I formally joined the “Writing 201: Poetry” course on The Daily Post! I thought I was too late and decided to still try to keep up just for fun, but I made it on time. Yesterday they published the first assignment.
The Prompt: Water.
Let’s start this course with a poetic homage to H2O: today’s word prompt is water.
The Form: Haiku.
- A traditional Japanese form, now popular around the world.
- Three lines of verse containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.
The Device: Simile.
Make sure the things you compare are conceptually different enough. Don’t compare apples to oranges: compare apples to planets, or animals, or sounds.
So, here’s my attempt at combining the three, though it’s not necessary and we can choose to just exercise one of the elements, I wanted to go ahead and give it a try. Let me know what you think.
Nothing like nature,
Humans lack transparency,
A soul as water.