Writing 201: Poetry, Day One — Screen, Haiku, Alliteration

Screen Topic, Haiku Type, Plus Alliteration


Silly Sandmen
By Teresa Smeigh
Copyright October 2015

Safety screens protect
Silly sandmen from leaving
Since sleep has not come.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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8 Responses to Writing 201: Poetry, Day One — Screen, Haiku, Alliteration

  1. FLO says:

    Creative as usual. You are really good at this.


  2. SabahBatul. says:

    I really liked it.It’s funny! 🙂


  3. Susan Langer says:

    Great traditional haiku. I enjoyed it. I didn’t know you were taking the Writing 201 Poetry class. So am I. Small world. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tessa says:

      Thank you Susan. I missed last nights Day 2 and can’t find the email for it. I don’t know if I missed it or it is here and I just haven’t found it yet. Sometimes when I delete it will delete more than one, but I really hadn’t gotten to this point yet. I guess I will keep on looking for it.

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      • Susan Langer says:

        It can be found under the commons but here it is:
        Ben Huberman Yesterday at 7:00 pm

        Day 2: Gift. Acrostic. Simile.
        You’re still here! Congrats on all the fantastic screen-inspired haiku!

        Today, let’s do something very different: a poem about a gift (or gifts). Day 2’s special form is one my favorites — the acrostic; as for the device, we’ll be exploring the ever-useful simile.

        Read the full assignment.

        *The original link was incorrect — apologies! The link above is the correct one.* You can also always access all assignment by clicking on the Daily Assignments tab in the main navigation at the top of the page.

        Reminder: please post your poems on your own blogs. Share your link to your poem — along with any comments or questions you have — here in the Commons. This makes loading/navigating/scrolling through this site a lot easier for everyone. Thanks!

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