Writing 201: The poetry challenge

Because my creativity well has gone a bit dry, I decided to sign up for WordPress’s Writing 201 course again.  It’s a poetry course, and I had so much fun with the last  one that I couldn’t resist doing it again.

Today’s post calls for a haiku on screens.  I wrote so many haiku at one point that I even began to think in the form, but with this challenge, I’ve had a little more trouble.  Screens are everywhere, but they really don’t get my poetic motor running, so I decided to try something a little bit different.  This haiku sequence is brought to you by the vision of a dressing screen that flashed into my head as I tried to get to sleep last night.  I hope you’ll enjoy it. 🙂

brickwallSeparated from
Each other by naught but a
Screen, the two lovers

Poured out their hearts, full
Of longing, to the dark night.
So close, and yet so

Far away, the screen
Might have been a wall, thick and
Impermeable

As stone and mortar
Against the cries of the two
Lovers’ broken hearts.

What do you think about when you think of screens?  Do you think of computers and cell phones and TV, or do you think of something a little more old-fashioned?

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18 thoughts on “Writing 201: The poetry challenge

  1. Alexander says:

    I enjoyed reading your poem. I’m new to poetry, is it a special technique the way you linked the haiku together, it creates a strong flow; sorry I don’t know how to decribe well what i mean.

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