I am taking a creative writing class to improve my writing skills — a neverending task — to keep from becoming stagnant. The course would cover poetry (which I never really enjoyed or wanted to do, even in high school), fiction (I can hardly wait!!) and non-fiction (oh, dear…memoirs, etc).
LOL…so, I must endure the poetry section of the creative writing class before they get to the fiction writing — so you get to share in my misery. My first full-fledged homework assignment was to write 3-5 original poems & one had to be formal (that’s to say, had to follow the dictates of the style I chose) — the rest could be free-writing. So, here they are. Enjoy (or endure):
(Haiku Poem — my chosen formal poem, must have 3 lines, 5 syllables, then 7 syllables, then 5 again.)
Waterfall (hmmm…usually no title in Haiku!)
Tumbling down over rocks
Into bab’ling brook.
Four years, sometimes fleeting–sometimes agonizingly slow
Lonely nights, days without
Learning to live alone.
Trying to find a new identity
Doing this and that
Dismal failures, jubilant successes.
Faith, family and friends: my security net
Keep me alive and thriving
Looking ahead, not behind.
The anniversary comes, less pain now
Everyone mourns The Towers
I chose to celebrate Life
Cinquain (another formal poem style, 5 lines, syllables: 2,4,6,8,2…more rules, but I don’t think I got that part right, so I won’t bore you with them ^,^)
Golden leaves cascade down.
Crimson, crinkled, t’is the season.
I did one more but it is monster-long, so I won’t bore you (and I really messed it up, even though it’s free form!)
Have fun reading.