I stupidly decided last minute to join the Daily Post’s Blogging U 201 Poetry course at the last minute this weekend. Why? Partly because I loved the course in March or February when I did the last one, and I had plans to do it before Write 31 Days challenge came around. I had actually hoped that it would be a little later in the year, but well. Oh well.
Today’s assignment is Haiku, Screen, and Alliteration. I could not stand doing a regular haiku so I went with an American Sentence. It’s still technically a haiku if you shift things. And the Japanese never wrote their haikus with the three lines. It was always one line. So There. 🙂
The theme ‘screen’ was meant more for a computer screen, but I am dealing with women this month so I kind of want to keep as much of the theme as possible. So as we as women always wear a screen, a veil across our lives, this fits. I got carried away and wrote a bunch of American sentences…. So while it’s technically a bunch of individual poems, it could also be read as one.
As for alliteration, well the poetry explains itself.
She wears a screen of screams, stunning in its silence of serenity
Shield the veil of modesty and call forth delicate beauty and grace.
A sheer veil across my visage hides emotions and thoughts from your face.
My mind, my body, my heart, hidden from the world of criticism.
She dips her head demurely and a delicate thought hides from you.
Conceal my core, my concrete heart from the coldness in this common world.
A screen, shade, shutter, of shame skates across her hidden face of silence.
Clearly there is a theme of shame. Not exactly sure why I ended up that way, but well, sometimes a screen makes me think of shame. For some reason I can never go with modesty. Go figure.