Poetry: #1 Screen in the Dark

you shine bright
glaring light in the night
colored dots reveal art
new friends apart,
writer’s delight

I didn’t quite play by the haiku rules, but I managed a poem that made sense to me. I’m sure reading others’ work I will discover my own voice. I can see that there is a discipline in poetry that isn’t as restrictive in prose.

Assignment Day 1: ScreenHaikuAlliteration

There’s a 100% chance that you’re currently looking at the comforting, addictive, inescapable glow of a screen. Screens are everywhere in our life, not in the least when we read and write (and blog).

Today, write a poem about/against/in homage to the screens in your life. If gadgets of all types leave you uninspired, write about some other kind of screen — for example, the one stretched across your window, or the piece of cloth on which movies are projected at the theater.

Today’s form: haiku 

Haiku at a glance: A traditional Japanese form, now popular around the world. Normally (but not necessarily) composed of three lines of verse containing five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.

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