The challenge is to write a two poems, one of ominous character and one of pleasant character, using the sound of the words to reinforce these aspects.
Bitter breaks of frost
winter’s wind tears across harsh
landscapes, forgotten places
Snow falling, winter’s eve
light in the window, warm glow
love calling us home
the full prompt. from Sunday Writing Essentials
Option A: Write a short poem (not too short) on a pleasant or pastoral (nature) or hopeful theme. Using the devices discussed in this and the June 17 column, as well as simply the sounds of the words, polish your poem until the sound of the poem supports and reinforces its meaning and sense of wholeness.
Now write another poem about an unpleasant, ominous, or violent theme. Make the language of the poem reflect the violence and unpleasantness of the meaning.
that not too short advice caused me to wonder how I could meet this challenge through the necessarily short form of haiku