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Does anyone have any tips for beginning to write poetry?


I haven't written very many poems in my life. It's just not something I'm good at, but I would like to get better. Thank you!

 

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    Thanks! I read many of the suggestions here, then wrote my first poetry hub. It was a lot of fun.

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    Alfred R. Taylor (Alfred R Taylor) 2 years ago

    Strangely enough, Poe wrote love poetry. Of course, it was to his cousin. I never could see the merit in Robert Frost's work, and yes, I have studied it. I must have read Out Out a hundred times. I think it should be called Ouch Ouch.

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    I'll have to check those out. I poked around in your work and discovered your Halloween poem--super fun!

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    In college I attended a coffee shop slam poetry contest and enjoyed it. Eventually, that is something I might want to do on a small scale. Mostly I will be writing them to be read online. Thank you for your answer.

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    Alfred R. Taylor (Alfred R Taylor) 2 years ago

    SuperTramp's Logical Song is a good example of a lyric poem.

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    I like what you said about trusting your instinct. It's like you should FEEL if a word isn't right.


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    John Hansen (Jodah) 2 years ago

    There are a lot of famous living poets, however they are known better as songwriters. It is the way to make poetry more acceptable by the public. Most good poems can be put to music. Eg. Paul Simon, Don McLean, John Legend, Ed Sheeran.

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    That's what I'm hoping for--the freedom of the words.

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    Twilight Lawns 2 years ago

    So no-one's interested in my heartfelt and well thought out comment!

    Ah woe is me, such are the ways of Hub Pages...

    Sob!


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    Penman Pete (PeterV) 2 years ago

    seriously, I believe the biggest thing is to just start writing. You are probably gonna write some stuff that isn't amazing, but other stuff will be. The more you write the better it gets.

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    Thanks Lisa, Hubbers have been really helpful. I think I needed some encouragement for letting loose. I like how poetry has made me focus on every word.

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    lisasweetty 2 years ago

    you are so right i feel the same way great feedback for him yes i do understand the emotion part of poetry because i enjoy what i do . I do think that writing poetry has me thinking about writing my own book for a change so my soul has helped me ....

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    Great answer! I hope there are no rules, but I fear the snobs. I do think that poetry can be personal and anything you want it to be. With online publishing, no one has to like it but me.

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    Jennifer Arnett (Availiasvision) 2 years ago

    That is a very creative answer. Is it like impressionist paining...it's OK to break the rules....wait there are no rules???? How do you judge good poetry from bad poetry? Are there rules?


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