I’ve to write 5 pairs of blank (non rhyming) iambic pentameter, in which the first line of each pair is “end stopped” (so each line is a complete thought without spilling over grammatically into the next line) and there are no “cesuras” (breaks in the thought flow within a line of poetry).
Then I’ve to write 5 pairs with the same meaning, in which there is “enjambment” (the running on of one line into the next to complete the meaning) and with at least two cesuras.1) The heavy air’s metallic, laden, grey; It tastes like iron as if from open wound 1) The sky’s metallic hue sits heavy on The city like a scab; bloods iron from clouds. 2) Sun-dried tomato on Italian bread, Salami, olive oil and chutney spread. 2) A meal of mediterranean sun; tomatoes Sun-dried and succulent, on a rocket bed. 3) I dreamt a dream of eating cucumber It tasted good, no wonder did I slumber 3) The great green slug; cucumber represents All evil vegetables forced on my dreams 4) I must go through my paperwork today Forgotten tasks and pain of forms unfilled 4) The evil pile just watches and sits; my brain remains the prisoner of a future threat 5) I once had hair in places I’ve now none And none in places where I now have hair 5) Forests to deserts and deserts to forest; my hair wants only the fertile ground on body and head