Writing 201: Water
I have decided to take the plunge and join the WordPress Poetry course. I love reading poetry but lack the confidence to try it myself, though I yearn to, so I am hoping that this course will give me the know how to forge forwards with this creative art.
Today’s Writing 201 Poetry challenge focuses on Water, providing us with a number of different assignments should we dare.
Liquid breath flows over my body
Slithering warm droplets explore every curve
Silken steam catches against the perspex
Revealing fingertip tales of old
And now for a haiku of which I was dreading, and it comes up in the first challenge of the Writing 201: Poetry course, just my luck 😀
The structure of haiku is preset for you: three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables, let’s give it a go.
Liquid breath cloaks me
Clouds of steam dust the perspex
Fingertips tell tales
Today’s device: simile
A simile (pronounced SEE-me-lee), like its name suggests, makes a connection or introduces the idea of similarity between two concepts that aren’t intrinsically connected, leaving an interesting mental image in its wake. It’s a fancy name for saying that cake is like poison, or that a baby’s wails are as loud as thunder. If you’re up for it, include a simile in your poem today.
Seeing as I am new to this, incorporating a simile in to my poem perhaps a stretch too far, something I need to work on, however I will try a simple sentence containing one for constructive criticism please 🙂
Cascading rain is like the brush upon my hair
Thank you for reading and if you have time to indulge me in your thoughts, some constructive criticism or just that you ‘might’ have enjoyed it, I would really welcome your comments, Justine xx
© Justine Nagaur
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