Tanka – Good Advice
The words I live by,
“be bloody, bold and resolute”
you need only try,
don’t be afraid to refute;
much wisdom in asking ‘why?’2021©DSCoremans
Today I am taking part in my third poetry marathon, an annual event in which poets from around the world come together writing one poem per hour for 24 hours using a variety of written and visual prompts.
Hour 9 This prompt was really fun, and I immediately knew which cliché I wanted to use. In my bedroom (in the flat I haven’t stayed in for about two years, but still there none the less) is a clock emblazoned with the mantra “live each day as though your life had just begun.” I love these words and the sentiment behind them, they make me think of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ another mantra I find I am drawn to. The call of spontaneity and creativity are strong urges I balance with duty and honour each day and these poems explore this balance well.
Senryu – Questions
I try not to ask
until I am almost sure
I know the answer.2021©DSCoremans
You can also see my own Hour 9 poem here:
Cinquain – Your Strength
within you lies strength
that you will need to carry on
Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.