Wind whistling, weaving
slipping away unseen
That’s all I can think of really
Wrapping my opal shawl around
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
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!