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 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!