Really bad, and also pompous and preachy. The first section of the course was mainly poetry, to attempt to instill a knowing and controlled use of language. Previous to this... well, I hated most poetry, and my first submission evidences various things I hate about it. The brief was, having listened to a piece of music called Lento (often described as 'monolithic'), write a similarly repetitious piece. Had lots of nice vocab scribbled down in preparation, none of which lent itself to any form of poem... wrote it, read it to my girlfriend at the time, and she (very fairly) laughed. It was re-written slightly for the portfolio (having been castigated for use of archaisms and tonality), but basically I gave up on trying to make anything worthwhile out of it.