Minna-san, konnichi wa!
In today’s post, I am going to keep this short.
Today, I’ll give you a taste of my writing and share two poems that I have written four years ago in my creative writing class.
But be warned, I am not a poet, I know very little about poetry, poetry isn’t really my forte, and the poems are raw and unedited.
With that being said, I did enjoy writing some poetry and am happy with what I came up with. The poetry written were based on some class exercises, which I will discuss more below.
Also, psssttt…next week’s post will be a follow-up to last week’s posts on my WIPs (hint, hint).
Blissful Summer Daybreak
This first poem is titled “Blissful Summer Daybreak.” It is a poem based on my childhood. And the exercise is as follows:
Pick a color. Go outside. Walk around a bit. And make a note of what you see in relation to the color you’ve chosen. Then come back and write a poem based on what you see.
The color I chose was yellow.
Also, we had to privately submit our poems to our professor and if she liked it, then she would ask us to publicly post our poems for our classmates to see. This poem along with the other poem below was selected to post publicly.
Here is the poem:
Seeing the blissful summer daybreak beyond the horizon…
Invoked my dewy eyes to recall past summer days.
Walking passed the yellow flowers aside my home…
Awoken a part of me that had gone away.
Strolling passed the sign that reads Food 4 Less…
A recollection of a happy family had come my way.
Wandering passed the crate of ripe bananas…
Called to mind the taste of her homemade crepe.
Sauntering passed the case of succulent lemons…
Reminded me of her summertime glass of lemonade.
Spotting a woman wearing a yellow t-shirt…
Amid the bustle of what appears to be her family.
Now back out into the blissful summer daybreak…
Where past memories come to life once again.
Gathering every moment of my earlier life…
Where families were whole once again.
And things were left unbroken.
This second poem is “Untitled” because well…I couldn’t think of a title. The exercise is as follows:
Ten random words selected and we had to compose a poem using the ten selected words.
Some of the words were pretty out there, and I was like “How am I supposed to write a poem from these words?” But I think I made it work for me, using some of the challenging words as either metaphor or personification.
The random words used are in bold.
Notice there are only nine words used? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I had trouble coming up with something for the tenth word, which I forgot what it was. But regardless, I liked how my poem turned out.
The poem is as follows:
I will ASPIRE to achieve my goals.
I will not concede to my underlying fear of failing.
It is my CHOICE to do what I will with my life.
It is my resolve to ignore the negative naysayers within my head.
My RECURRENT feelings have encouraged me to follow my heart.
My isolated mind have daunted me to give up on my dreams.
I will ACCOMMODATE my decision to pursue my passion.
I will not falter nor will I settle for second-rate.
The way some minerals are AURIFEROUS, my life will shine the same way.
The Way my heart is SUCCINCT with what it wants and what it strives for.
My deceiving mind is a CUCKOLD to my hopes and dreams.
My comforting soul offers compassion to my broken heart.
I need an ECLECTIC way of quieting the obstructions within my head.
I need to silence their FACETIOUS remarks once and for all.
So there you have it — a little taste of my writing and a sense of who I am as a person.
I hope that you enjoyed reading my poems, and even though I dread at the thought of writing poetry, I actually had fun doing it.
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Until next time, ja mata ne,