Wind whistling, weaving

it’s way

slipping away unseen


That’s all I can think of really


Wrapping my opal shawl around

my neck

braving the biting breeze


Piercing - sighing screaming


Come in from the cold




The poem above is thanks to the 'How Writers Write Poetry' course.

Daniel Khalastchi talked about five tools for poetry:


1) The image

2) The use of figurative language

3) The use of the line

4) The use of sound - repetition, rhyme, the music of poetry

5) Form


The assignment was to build a poem using at least one image and one metaphor. I quite enjoyed the exercise. Join the course, give it a try!

Keep writing!

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