Writing : Intro to Poetry: Pleasure

Poetry, Day Eight : Pleasure

Poetic device : Anaphora and Epistrophe

I  was happy when I met my cousins for the first time.

I was  happy to know my grandpa had an amazing garden of fruit trees.

I was happy my cousins were happy to meet me.

It was fun meeting my cousins but sad thinking I won’t see grandpa.

It was fun plucking the fruits but unhappy knowing I won’t see grandpa.

When I visited the village it hurt me to know that I won’t see grandpa!

Life gives us pleasure but tells us our life is complete if we can endure pain!

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Writing : Intro to Poetry, Day Seven : Flavor

Poetry, Day Seven : Flavor

Poetic Device : Found Poetry

#Introtopoetry

Found words from Tagore’s Gitanjali( A book of poetry)

Found Words: endless, to, I, moment’s, and, off, decked, singing, meditations, journey.

My pursuit for happiness was endless,

Suddenly my journey seemed fruitless.

One moment’s concentration,

Stirred up a realization.

I must try singing,

And then I started writing.

This exposed me to meditations,

My listeners’ said, ‘Congratulations.’

They decked me with garlands,

People from far off islands.

Saying, “Dear poet how sweet is thy journey!”

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Writing : Intro to Poetry, DaySix : Screen

Poetry, Day Six : Screen

Poetic toolkit : Enjambment

My life resembles a 

Screen of laughter and

sadness.

I laughed,

when someone tried,

to show off,

and cried when things,

went oh,

wrong.

I asked my mother why,

don’t our lives,

stay still and stop changing,

She said, 

God wants us to have a taste,

of sorrow,

and happiness,

Because it’s the only,

way humans will know the,

difference,

Life is an ever-changing,

screen!

……………………………….. 🙂

 

 

Writing: Intro to Poetry, Day Five : Imperfect

Poetry, Day Five : Imperfect

Poetic Form : Limerick

I hired a contractor to fix my basement,

He employed his kid who is so efficient,

He’ll wow you with his skill

Don’t you worry he surely will

Make you say oh he is so efficient!

……………………………..

Sadly I saw  he disfigured the place

It looks like robbers burgled its face 

By throwing all my stuff

Not caring enough ,

Showing this is how he fixes a place!

…………………………………..

I called the contractor to come and see

How much damage his kid  did to me

He said he didn’t know

Where all these will go

So the  contractor’s kid threw them around for me to see!

………………………………

Thanks to this contractor, whom I will never hire

I’ve learned  not to trust these people who don’t tire

Who can only boast,

So they can toast,

People like me who trust them and hire!

…………………………………… 😦

 

 

 

 

 

Writing: Intro to Poetry,Day Four : Journey

Intro to Poetry, Day Four: Journey

Poetic Device : Simile 

‘Hurry,’  said hubby, ‘it’s a long way to go,’

The highway was as straight as an arrow.

Suddenly the road looked like a slithering snake,

Impending danger frightened us as we neared a lake.

………………………………………

Y’all be not afraid announced our experienced driver,

Soon after the car hit something hard and heavier.

‘I’m not sure what it was don’t worry, said our hero, 

But I noticed the fuel tank indicator turned  to zero.

…………………………………

Hubby the driver hit the panic button,

We went to the nearest gas station.

The guy at the station showed a blank face,

Said, ‘worry not yo gentle man, act like an Ace.’

……………………………..

Worry is my hubby’s middle name,

He thought what will all the same.

Finally we arrived in Newfoundland,

Which looked as lonely as a crow on the sand!

………………………………….. 🙂 

 

A long road, running in to the horizon