Writing 201: Poetry,Day Eight–Flavor, Elegy, Enumeratio

Make today’s poem about one flavor( feel like addressing multiple flavors? Go for it!)

Today’s form:elegy

Today’s device:  enumeratio

Poetry was always my source of inspiration,

I read it in three languages,

English, Bengali and Urdu,

I wish there was more,

Still It was enough to quench my satisfaction!


Then I saw an ad of taking a course,

In poetry writing, I exclaimed with joy,

I knew I enjoyed reading and recitation,

But writing it was beyond my expectation!


I got my courage together,

And signed up for the course,

All the while wondering ,

Did I make the right choice?


Then came the day I saw an email,

It’s poetry day one I read out loud,

Screen, Haiku and Alliteration,

What will I do? I cried with sheer desperation!


Screen and Haiku wasn’t too bad,

But Alliteration made me sad,

Even then I made an attempt,

Alliteration did  not let me  connect!


Next  Gift, Acrostic and Simile, showed up

I knew the first and the last,

But had no  clue what’s Acrostic,

@benhuberman kindly explained,

The first letter of each verse explains it.


Skin, Prose poetry and Internal rhyme followed,

What will I do with these I thought,

Hey I loved reading and reciting poetry,

Never did I think poets dealt with so much misery!


Imperfect, Limerick, enjambment,

Raised their head and proclaimed,

For this use your brother as a guinea pig,

There is none better my mind declared!


Map, Ode and Metaphor,

Danced a wicked dance as I watched them,

In my dream the M and O fell off their head

What was left was Ap, De and Etaphor!


Day six introduced,

Faces, Poetry and Chiasmus,

My vocabulary for these,

Was totally reduced!


Day Seven, I presumed I was in heaven,

Until I saw Neighborhood, Ballad, and Assonance.

I woke up, to my surprise  and  found,

Them guys were looking at me and counting SEVEN!


Eight screamed: Flavor, Elegy and Enumeratio,

I said wait a minute young Horatio!

I know why you are on my tail,

I need to repeat all of the above you wail!


@huberman,@ pollock and the WordPress team,

Can you give me another chance ?

I promise I’ll correct my follies,

I promise I will never try to scream!

………………………………. 🙂



16 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry,Day Eight–Flavor, Elegy, Enumeratio

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Honestly, these poetry posts are some of your very best. I believe you have discovered and uncovered hidden talents :-).

    All good wishes,


  2. My dearest sister,

    So today I am the first to comment! Now I know how Robert feels! 😀

    I liked this elegy. It’s a pleasure to read these poems about light subjects – when most elegies we remember are classical and deal with sombre themes, such as that elegy written in a country churchyard (my all-time favorite, by the way).

    So thank you 🙂

    • My dearest brother,
      We were encouraged to keep a little distance from sombre elegy, I took it too far and wrote how I felt about those writing prompts.Had I followed the classical trend, my poem would be a gloomy one. 🙂

  3. You’re cracking me up! Don’t worry poetry is not as much misery as you think…the more you write the less it feels like work. The devices are all your tools, you need to put the words first!

  4. An elegy about your experience in the class. Cool! Your work becomes a poetic journal of creative narrative about how you’ve encountered poetry before and how you and poetry are encountering each other now. Thanks!

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