Tuesday, March 6, 2012


So I've been doing an adult night class every Monday evening for the past month in Creative Writing. We've covered short stories, script writing, descriptive writing and last night - poetry. I've enjoyed all of it - 3 hours duration each so I must be on the right (write) track. Heehee.
I've read out some of my work at each session , except the descriptive cause I ain't never been any good at that. But last night I must have read out at least 5 poems? I was loving it. I'm not sure the rest of the class was, but I felt good about it. So I'm gonna go with that flow and share some of them here :)

This is a Cinquain which is 5 lines, 22 syllables, distributed as 2,4,6,8,2.

the girl (2)
I used to be (4)
is in here somewhere, I (6)
remember her voice. she was so (8)
youthful (2)

the first & last line have to kind of relate. Try one! It's fun and almost therapeutic ;)

This is a Tetractys which is 5 lines of 20 syllables, distributed as 1,2,3,4,10.
I've done a 'double' which is 1,2,3,4,10,10,4,3,2,1

Mum (1)
I wish (2)
You weren't so (3)
angry and sad (4)
it's because I love you and I need you (10)
that I screech and scream and mess and call you (10)
one hundred times, (4)
every day, (3)
you're my (2)
world (1)

And finally the Etheree which is 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. You can make it rhyme if you're real clever..

They (1)
Say that (2)
His blood is (3)
Sick and to fix (4)
Him they have to fill (5)
His body with poison (6)
So they will make him sicker (7)
Because we are not ready to (8)
Let him go. We love him too much so(9)
he will take the poison because of us. (10)

Heavy I know, but so therapeutic....

1 comment:

  1. This is great Clare! An untapped talent??? I think a creative writing course would be interesting (not sure how I would go with poetry), I will ask you about it next time I see you.........:-)