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A List of Creative Poetry Ideas

Updated on August 23, 2013
Poetry in the Now by KimberlyJ
Poetry in the Now by KimberlyJ

Poetry defined

Poetry--Loft thought or impassioned feeling expressed in imaginative words.

Writing of poems; poems taken as a type of literature.

The Poet's Call

Do you write poetry and have no idea what to do with them? Or, perhaps you just ran out of ideas for them. Well, being a poet myself, I have compiled a list of creative poetry ideas I have tried myself that are worth implementing.

Never in a million years, would I have thought that I would be sitting here producing an article on poetry. I used to think poetry was so boring until I came across a poem one day titled, 'Church People Don't Be So Stingy.' For me, a poem had to have a tang to it. Or, else I'm lost after about the fourth line.

I had no idea whatsoever that the Creator himself had ordained me a poet before I came out of the womb. How interesting, the very thing you don't like can be the very thing wrapped around your purpose in life. So be it, I'm loving my poetic calling. Enjoy the rest of this article!

This is my first book of poetry
This is my first book of poetry
My second poetry book
My second poetry book

Poetry Ideas to Inspire Others

  1. Put your poetry in book form.
  2. Create a poetic calendar featuring your poems.
  3. Frame your poetry for resale.
  4. Put your poems on t shirts, cups, etc.
  5. Make an audio of your poetry using your voice and background music
  6. Design and publish a poetry newsletter to send out to your mailing lists.

Stranger in the Land Salvation Track

Here is a salvation track featuring my poem. Has to be folded horizontal then vertical
Here is a salvation track featuring my poem. Has to be folded horizontal then vertical

More Creative Poetry Ideas

7. Put your poems on bookmarks as promotional giveaway at book events, signings, etc.

8. Create a FaceBook page featuring your poetic works

9. Design greeting cards with poetic expressions using graphic software.

10. Make your poetry into inspirational tracts. I created one to pass out to the unsaved and homeless.

11. Enter poetry contests.

Poetry Video

Creative Poetry Ideas

12. Create special occasion baskets featuring your poetry book

13. Submit your poems to magazines and newspapers

14. Broadcast your poetry on Internet radio shows like TalkShoe Radio or BlogTalk Radio.

15. Show off your poetry on free poetry sites like Poetry

16. Put your poetry on CD to be read on computers and epub file to be read on electronic devices.

17. Organize an open mic poetry gig at a local venue inviting local poets to participate.

18. The list go on and on. So, feel free to share any ideas you may have in the comment section of this page!

Poetry in a Frame

One of my poems in a frame for resale
One of my poems in a frame for resale
Let the Holy Spirit Embrace You
Let the Holy Spirit Embrace You | Source

He warns of things to come

in the future and the present.

He also comes to lead me,

to guide me and to chasten

At times He comes to let me know

I need to intercede

There are times when He empowers

me to touch those in need

The Holy Spirit is my

Best Friend and Teacher too

With visions of scrolls,

I hear a voice teaching me some truth

What a special blessing!

What a ,,,,,

Kimberly Jackson

The rest is found in "Let the Holy Spirit
Embrace You with Poems of Inspiration."

The Dove in the Midst

As I close my eyes

I can see into the spirit realm

A figure so beautiful!

It’s for real! It’s not a dream!

What a beautiful sight!

What a beautiful scene!

Lord, what does this really mean?

It’s the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove

What an awesome God I do proudly serve!

Being awaken out of my sleep

by the appearance of this dove

Wonder what kind of message

He is bringing from above?

At times I can be wide-awake

and close my eyes for a minute,

there’s the Holy Spirit

with a message God is sending

At times He flies towards me

Or just stand out in the midst

Sometimes I greet Him with a smile

because He’s a beautiful sight to see

Sometimes He comes to comfort me

when I am going through

At times He will come

as the Revealer of the truth

He inspires me to write poems of

inspiration as you can highly see

He comes with all kinds of blessings

He’s the Giver of all gifts

Poetry in a Basket

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Create baskets for your bookHidden Treasures BasketKiosk at the Mall featuring books in a basket
Create baskets for your book
Create baskets for your book
Hidden Treasures Basket
Hidden Treasures Basket
Kiosk at the Mall featuring books in a basket
Kiosk at the Mall featuring books in a basket

Elements of Poetry Video


A Poetry Poem

An act of poetry

Ruin is what we need –
Despair is what we feed
Upon in poetry

A shock resets the nerves –
Helps remould the curves
Of written art

Catharsis helps portray –
Acting out a play
On expurgation

Tears or hidden fears
Release the bottled years
To ink a page:

The pen be our salvation.

Mark R Slaughter

God is Good and So Much More

There is more to God than to just say
God is good all the time

He is powerful and He is awesome
He is a great Friend of mine

Oh, yes he's most definitely good
He is that and so much more

He is a never-ending God
For there is so much about Him to know

He is a King in all His majesty
He sits high upon His throne

Surrounded by angels who adore Him
Who worship and praise Him in songs

God in all of His royalty
Is rich in houses and land

As His child you shall not want for anything
He's got you in the palm of His hands

O taste and see that the Lord is good
That and so much more

For you dear child whom He loves so much

Hidden Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge


The Word of God reveals

By Jesus' stripes, we are healed

Let the truth be told

His word is pure as gold

Confess it with your mouth

Hold on to it, don't cast it out

For it will surely manifest

Don't lose hope, just profess

For God's word does not lie

Keep the faith, don't let it die.

Kimberly Jackson

Moses: Famous Author of the Old Testament
Moses: Famous Author of the Old Testament | Source

Famous Old and New Testament Poets

Biblical poets used,

  • simile, comparing one subject to another (Psalm 125:10
  • metaphor, referring to a subject in terms of another subject (Psalm 62:2)
  • other figures of speech

Famous Old Testament poets are:

  • Moses (Exodus15)
  • David (Psalms)
  • Solomon (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon)

New Testament:

  • Paul (Romans 8:31-39) lyrical celebration of God's everlasting love; his classical hymn to love (I Corinthians 13; his glorious faith in the triumph of the resurrection (I Corinthians 15:51-58; his thoughts on the humbled Christ (Philippians 2:5-11)
  • John (Revelation 18:2-24)

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,

for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Matthew 5:1-12

Famous quote to the background of the Bahamas
Famous quote to the background of the Bahamas

Famous Poetry Quotes

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Robert Frost

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. -Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. -Carl Sanburg

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes. -Joseph Roux

God is the perfect poet. -Robert Browning

Take the Poetry Toll

What type of poems do you like?

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© 2013 Kimberly J


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    • Kingdom ElectLady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly J 

      5 years ago from Lovely USA

      Thanks Dawn and congratulations on your new book. Come back and let us know when its released. The title reminds me of my next poetry book, Victory in Darkness, wow.

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      5 years ago

      Great site - beautiful poetry - much appreciated ideas for using poetry in different mediums. I write poetry and they will be in my new book, Out of the Darkness into the Light. It is a spiritual memoir. Thanks for your suggestions

    • Kingdom ElectLady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly J 

      5 years ago from Lovely USA

      your welcome and come back and share what you implemented from this article with your poetry!

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      I am a poet myself. I've published poetry books. I've published my poetry in anthologies and on online writing sites. And I've done poetry on images...where I placed one of my poems on a photo I took or image I created in photo editing software. You have some great ideas in your hub that many may find useful including me. I've actually thought of doing some of the things you mentioned before but never did. Maybe I will try doing them now. Thanks for the hub.

    • Kingdom ElectLady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly J 

      5 years ago from Lovely USA

      thanks Sereseus. God bless you!

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      Albin Pius 

      5 years ago from kerala,India

      Your words are a gift to Jesus........Glad to meet another poet keep up the good work...:)


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