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Writing Beautiful Poetry with 7 Easy Steps

Updated on May 6, 2015
Poetry is similar to a great work of art. It moves the reader after absorbing it.
Poetry is similar to a great work of art. It moves the reader after absorbing it. | Source

Try something exciting and new? Poetry is something waiting in the wings which is possibly one of the best things happening today

Poetry is certainly in the eye of the beholder. This is shared by writers everywhere. Though a few will say there is a little more to it than that. In fact, poetry is more personal. A few believe it is fashioned solely for the creator. Regardless of what the original there is a way for any writer with the desire to create beautiful verses.

There are scores of people who admit they love to read it, but feel a sort of embarrassment or awkwardness when it comes to fashioning work. Ideas and thoughts are out there, but they need a form or way to put things in gear. There is actually an simple way to resolve this and write easy poetry. A couple of simple steps make it happen.

Why try poetry?

Avoid being the bad poet and be everything possible. Any and every writer is a poet waiting to happen. In nearly all cases they simply don't know it. Why not take the time to venture into new territory? Try something new.

This is the only way to discover whether or not this is a good fit. Recall the time when working to create new work in any niche was foreign and awkward. Now published work is something looked upon with pride. The same feelings of contentment is a possibility with poetry.

Classes for learning the art

There are better ways to string together the words which make this content happen. Delivering a piece of verse is an art form which has actually been studied. Proven theories are on the books.

This is certainly a type of craft, but there are skills involved in doing it well. Fundamentals with the art are in the basics. Workshops provided by reputable educational resources are a terrific place to start.

Read more of it

Some poets get stuck when they begin to write in only concentrating on personal works of art. Read more of this certain kind of work. Get a subscription to a journal or literary.

There are better techniques to pick up along with tips, tricks and tools. All of these things are useful. The more a professional writer reads and learns about this field of interest the more likely terrific content will come out of it.

Practice makes perfect

There are famous basketball players in the NBA that don’t have all of the genetics to make the dunks the behind the back passes or score 25 points each game. How they make up for what they lack in genetics is through practice. Shooting 100 free throws in order to make that one when it counts in the clutch.

Practice is great for poets also. Exceptional people in any field practice.

Attempt different forms

Formal poetry was a form of literature which went out when indoor plumbing came indoors. However, there is still a place for it in every poet’s toolbox. You never know what you may find or get out of practicing and reading different forms of poetry than what you typically enjoy reading and writing.

Expand your vocabulary

This doesn’t mean constantly a quick relase to one anpote to learn a 20 letter word each day. However, if you read your content and find that you are using the same words over and over again, you definitely need to expand your vocabulary.

Keep a thesaurus and dictionary nearby when you write as a rule of thumb.

Read your work it out loud

Amazingly many poets don’t read their work out loud. They may read it over and over again in their head or have someone else read it. Get into the habit of reading what you wrote out loud. Does it sound great or blah. Make changes and do it again.

Even if you read poetry that you never expect to be read out loud, do so.

Rewrite if needed

Many poets are afraid to do this. They know they will nail it on the first try to may take away from their content if they “mess around” with it. Don’t believe the hype. Make changes and revisions if needed. Reread and rewrite as a practice. Make your poetry perfect.


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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      I have never read a piece like this. I always thought that poets were born so you live and learn. I have from time to time written a poem of two but never thought I was much good at it. Your hub has made me think and I will get my children, some of whom, are very interested in writing poetry, to read this hub. This hub has motivated me to read more of your work. Thank you.

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      ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

      Hi smcopywrite, all of your suggestions here are very good, I already do them all! I see you have many good hubs to read so I will be back...thanks for the follow.

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