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10 Ideas For Writing Inspirational Poetry

Updated on September 8, 2016

Karen's Ideas

1. Sit still...stillness quiets the mind and thoughts so the inspirational nature can find their way through the fog of life to become a poem.

2. Have your writing tools ready...either pen and can also use a small recording device and transcribe the material later on..having your tools ready helps to capture your thoughts immediately because they can come fast and without warning so be ready to save them.

3. Let go of insecurities/fears about being a the words and phrases that come from somewhere in your heart that you don't confer with everyday.

4. Let go of all the rules about how to write poetry or what a poem is...I've included ideas and definitions in this hub only for you to be inspired by...I once heard something really profound..."You have to know the rules to break the rules" and I think this idea works perfectly for writing any kind of poem.

5. Don't worry about being an simply writing poetry you will be on your way to inspiring others.

6. Read other inspirational poetry...being inspired by others will help guide you to write from your heart.

7. Listen to healing/chill out/downtempo music while you is the language of the soul...and elegant and relaxing music helps to calm the mind and open channels for your spirit to find its way into your word choices.

8. Make a list of things, places and words that inspire you...this will help to guide and direct you and your poetry.

9. Congratulate yourself for being an inspiration...even before you write your first line...boost your own confidence constantly...what you become is what you are already being.

10. Write much as you can...never judge and let your inspiration peek through the simple things you write about...everyday thoughts are filled with inspiration for you to share with the world.

What is poetry?'s definition

1.the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, forexciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.2.literary work in metrical form; verse.3.prose with poeticqualities.4.poetic qualities however manifested: the poetry of simple acts and things.5.poeticspirit or feeling: The pianist played the prelude with poetry.6.something suggestive of or likened to poetry: the pure poetry of a beautiful view on a clear day.

What is Inspiration?'s definition: inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.2.something inspired, as an idea.3.a result of inspired activity.4.a thing or person that inspires.5.Theology. (a) a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. (b) the divine quality of the writings or words of a personso influenced.6.the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.7.the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

And Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

Poetic Beginnings & Endings

Start writing by choosing a word and allowing the next to freely be released from your thoughts...ending your poems are guided by intuition...listen for the thought that says it's finished.


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    • karengibsonroc profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Gibson Roc 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      @trusouldj tks for stopping by!! And leaving your warm and encouraging comment!! Peace and light !! Kgr

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      LaZeric Freeman 

      8 years ago from Hammond

      Very nice. It's cool of you to remind us of how to get through the writer's block that sometimes seems to be like a boogie monster under a child's bed.

    • karengibsonroc profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Gibson Roc 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      @hear me!! Thanks for stopping by!! I will be sure to check out some of ur hubs :) have a great day!!!

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      Hear Me 

      9 years ago from Somewhere in Florida

      Great hub! It is very useful and I will definitely come back to revisit.

    • karengibsonroc profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Gibson Roc 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      @Denny thank u 4 reading!! Have a wonderful day! I will be sure to visit ur hubs!!

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      Denny Lyon 

      9 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

      Wonderful advice for the sensitive among us who are still developing their confidence! Yep, and Miss Maya is also one of my favorites.

    • karengibsonroc profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Gibson Roc 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for reading!! Yes yes!! Her work is truly the epitome of inspiration!!

    • FaithDream profile image


      9 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Some useful tips. Nice article. I especially like your referral to Maya Angelou. She is one of my favorites.

    • karengibsonroc profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Gibson Roc 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks much...have a great day...kgr

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      9 years ago

      Great hub, thanks for sharing. Take care Carter


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