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1902 February Writing Themes

Nothing is compulsory in our Creative Writing Group, you can write what you like. However, for those who need inspiration, at our last meeting we decided to try writing the following to read out at our next meeting:-

FICTION
1) Story prompt 932 First line prompt: "I had failed, but I would try again and again and again"
2) Write or finalise any outstanding stories from previous months.
3) If you are working on a novel, write your next chapter. If you are not, why not start one? Or write a character study ready to write one.

POETRY
Try an Imayo poem and/or a Haiku or just do any poem you like.

Imayo:- The imayo is a 4-line Japanese poem that has 12 syllables in each line. There is a planned caesura (or pause) between the first 7 syllables and the final 5. The 5/7 syllable splits are the familiar patterns found in other Japanese forms like haiku, tanka, and senryu. There are a few examples of an Imayo on https://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/imayo-poetic-forms

Haiku:- A haiku (俳句 high-koo) is a short three-line poem that uses sensory language to capture a feeling or image. Haiku poetry was originally developed by Japanese poets. They are often inspired by nature, a moment of beauty, or poignant experience. To write a haiku, start by brainstorming ideas for the poem. Then, write the poem with strong details and detailed imagery. Make sure you polish the haiku and listen to how it sounds out loud so it is at its best.

Examples (from Wikihow):-

An afternoon breeze
expels cold air, along with
the fallen brown leaves.

Cherry blossoms bloom,
softly falling from the tree,
explode into night.

The warmth on my skin.
Fire falls beneath the trees.
I see the sun set.

Summer here again.
Music plays sweetly, drifting.
And life is renewed.

A winter blanket
covers the Earth in repose
but only a dream

An ocean voyage.
As waves break over the bow,
the sea welcomes me.