Originally Posted On: 01 July 2012
I always have been a hater of poems and anything Shakespearean. When I heard the next Write-Club meetup is all about poems, I considered skipping it. But I ended up at the meetup and braved myself for a boring session. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
The session was all about poems; poems which are fun to write! We started out with a form of poetry called Acrostic poems
An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.
We were each given a picture for which we have to assign a theme and construct an acrostic poem around it. I got an image of a sunset and this is what I could come up with (Warning: These are my first poems)
Theme from the image: THE FIERY SKY
The sun dropped down the horizon
Hesitant to leave behind his beloved sky
Enraged to be conquered by the silent moon
Freeze! ordered the sun
I am the king of the sky
Earth gave no heed and continued on
Raged, the sun lashed out
Yellow went the sky
Surrendered, the sun at last
Kneeling to the nature’s feet
Yellow then turned to black
The second part of the session was even more interesting. We were thrown into a difficult world of Shape poems. Poems which conform to a particular shape in structure and in meaning. For example, if the shape is a triangle then the writing should start in a negative mood and end in the positive.
The first poem is a single narrative. I hope the shape is apparent.
I laughed aloud, This is easy
I ran up the mountain
Had my first fall
It hurt bad
Fear to fail
Evil Cruel smile
On the mountain’s face
Dejected, I bowed to the mighty
The second poem is a two narrative. My poem is from the perspective of the good and the bad in the same person. Read each vertical half separately.
Is in am in
Find solution Find solution
As soon as possible As soon as possible
We both must survive, here and now
We are all but one I need him to feed
In symphony All I built in vain
We live If I die now
Forever in pain
I never thought that I would one day write a poem. Hope you enjoyed these. Critics always welcome :D