I signed up to participate in the WordPress Writing 201: Poetry challenge to warm up for next month’s NaNoWriMo challenge. Over the next ten days I will get a daily prompt and I will do my best to answer that challenge.
This will be an interesting journey because the genre of Poetry is not something I have practiced. Coleridge, Kipling and Poe are among my favorite poets and although I appreciate good poetry, I simply have no experience writing it. At some point in my school years I probably wrote a poem for an assignment, but it was not a memorable event.
I hereby offer this apology to all of my English teachers: I am sorry that I did not pay more attention in class. It was me who failed to learn, in spite of your best efforts to teach.
And now, on with the show.
Today, write a poem about/against/in homage to the screens in your life.
—Writing 201: Poetry
The form for Day One is that of Haiku—three lines of five, seven and five syllables. This will be especially challenging given my innate resistance to structure/form.
Soft glow of full moon
illuminates back of head.
Face lit by blue screen.
Have you received any benefits by writing poetry on a regular basis?