10 Poetry Tips
Some people rhyme naturally
I'm not one of them.
I write free verse
it is the way I think.
1. Write your poems
by listening to your own voice.
2. Make every word count.
Extra words always take away from impact.
3. Use spacing
4. Just say it.
Surprise the reader and yourself.
5. Make it real. Make it authentic. Make it yours alone.
Don't write what you've read, heard or seen anywhere else.
Write what only you have experienced be it a sunset or love.
You are an original. Write as the only one who sees things through your unique POV.
6. Write because you must...because something in you needs to be made real. Because something in you needs to press the keys and see your thoughts and emotions appear on a screen...out of your head. Freed.
7. Find your voice.
The one that people recognize in less than a moment as you.
Write as you speak. Write as you think. Write as your observe. Write as you feel.
8. It is never a contest. It is never to win likes. It is especially not to be affirmed by others.
9. Hone your craft. Write. Challenge yourself to write every challenge. Record every moment important in your life. Some will fail. Others succeed. It doesn't matter.
Every time you write, you get better.
10. Take time to reread, correct, edit. Never be afraid to delete or start over another day.
How to: Poetry
a poem won’t
like how some people
find salt spicy
while others need
to feel the full effect
of the meal
it‘s a different read
for every person
but all poems
quench a thirst
needed to understand
the human condition
a good one
holds you up
for the jugular
taking an emotional toll
on the reader
how to write poetry
How to ..
I've written much poetry-
some is so-so,
a few Okeyish pieces.
My best work is a Haiku.
it goes like this:
Yangyang digs for gold,
up the nostril he goes deep,
inspects prize with pride.
So..first thing you do- learn to do Haikus.
they are an endless source of fun.
you can do it on a boat,
you can do it near a goat,
you can write them on a train,
you can write them in Bahrain.
NEVER be ashamed,
to wait for a flight in the airport,
and count syllables with your fingers!
maybe the love of your life,
will be impressed ...
do either short free verse stuff,
or an easy quatrain .
don't do sonnets yet!!
Try to poke fun of things.
a tired politician?
a half-eaten bagle ?
an Incompetent haiku writer?
take your pick,
there is plenty of ridiculous,
to go around.
life will come crashing in.
you'll be depressed or furious.
write about it.
let it out.
if you don't want to focus on 'it',
focus on something else.
if you cleared your mind ,
whatever you choose to focus on,
is most likely going to symbolize stuff...
Go for symbolisms!!!
Do a limerick to cheer yourself up.
The strict meter and verse of the piece,
will occupy your mind.
and you will most likely do a bad job.
Do another Limerick.
the constrictive nature,
of writing in verse,
seems like freedom itself!
try setting a goal-word in the verse,
one word down a few lines which you, MUST find your way towards.
the rhymes are now built into that.
after you hit that sweet spot ,
between free-form and verse.
between diffetent types of structures.
that graphically resemble something.
remember: when you post things, it all
remember: when you post things,
it all gets screwed up.
Try a heroic ballad.
a full story told in verse.
Try a short story with poems,
leading to stuff inside.
There's going to be plenty of:
keep the stuff you were unhappy about.
just for laughs.
read other people!
misquote, misquote, misquote!
remember the age-old adge:
'No island is a man,
but thinking makes it so.'
Attempt to describe a dank room,
in great, tedious detail.
Write more haikus.
You're doing it.
eware of the cyborgs,
and other machines of torture,
of the dread-emperor Sh'ackdoth!!!
To the Poetrist:
Don't expect it to be new...
you might lay a self nude,
circle a flaw or run a bind...
Bring erasers of all kinds...
a rhythm will present itself
listening in for what is left...
Surely you've got it in you
if only my friend-in-write
you'll undamit & begin it!
How to: Poetry challenge @Finder
An attempt at sincerity
Write it until you love it.
Read it until you hate it it.
Leave it… Don’t forget it…
Resurrect and then edit
Before picking flowers
From the meadow of words
You have to know
What they're made of
I can help like a lovely friend
There's nothing to be afraid of
First, start with the flower
As a whole bigger than parts
Arts of all kinds know it
It's a word, image, and motive
Something unique, truly
Essential, expressive, emotive
Next, look at its parts
Different but complementing
Letters are petals
And all beauty comes from them
The root keeps them in present
Meaning stems from the stem
Pick now a central flower
The main star of the bouquet
And arrange others around it
Highlighting its beauty and strengths
With great care for their feelings
Combine their colors and scents
Lengths and leaves don't matter
As long as it brightens up the room
Always remember you're a poet
And for you, words can't hurt
Nothing is written in stone
But gently planted in dirt
There's no easy way to write poetry. Making words rhyme does not mean it is am poem.
A poem is so much more that just words splattered on a piece of paper. decorated into stanzas. It can not be forced. It needs to flow like a waterfall through you. Don't force the poem, rather allow it consume you. Best poems are often a result on an emotion you can physically shown, instead you allow the ink to flow through you and share the emotions your lips are to weak to speak.
Tips and Tricks
1. Keep the theme of your poem in mind as you are writing it. It's easy to get lost in the details and by the end of it, it can be hard to decipher what your poem is about.
2. Don't worry if you don't have a clear plan for your poem, just go with the flow of the writing.
3. If you hit a block, or sort of something that you cant get past in your writing, Take a break and go back to it tomorrow. Rest helps you develop ideas , it's better than sitting there with no ideas.
How to write a poem
Begin with your innermost beliefs and still incomplete observations,
the ones you mean but cannot just say
Read your own mind like a song book,
listening for the music notes and the sounds
Express yourself in fluid form,
using metaphors and smilies to speak to what is and what is not
Act as an intermediary between your conscious and subconscious;
speak directly and indirectly all at once
Keep yourself concise and your poem short;
this isn't an essay -- it's just an idea
Time is a deceptive thing;
pick words that linger in the air and transcend time
Have a concept that sticks and resonates with the reader;
you want to be reread and reread again for content
Explain clearly and never second-guess yourself--
let the phrases stand alone and speak for themselves
Read your own words for what they mean to you,
but know that what you write could mean more to someone else
Understand your concept thoroughly
but make it abstract when you write concisely
Love your poem
but tear it apart when you edit it
Expect that someone else will understand it
but know that words cannot jump from the page to explain themselves
Success is in the eye of the beholder;
be free of the rules and expectations
Obnoxious is the reader who corrects your grammar
Futile is the effort for complete perfection
Poetry should be an outlet for your creative side;
be bold and have no fear
Remember why you chose to write your poem;
try to stay on point
Operate under the assumption your reader knows nothing;
choose words that are clear
Say a lot, but write a little;
poetry is a powerful art form
Enjoy the process --
it can be a lot of fun
From the heart.
The best way to write poetry is writing something thats impacting, comes from the heart.