I like to take different experiences and events in my life as a springboard to launch stories. I branch out from there, adding color or whiting out which I don't need for this piece. I also use jazz music to set the tempo or cadence I'm looking for.
Since I focus on the performance side of my poetry, like in music, dynamics are important. try that method out. But, you can always try other ways for traditional rhymes,or, prose,. Haiku??
There is a great book, that I used in my Poetry class, called The Minds Eye by Kevin Clark. It starts with the basics (what is a simile? etc.) and each chapter introduces a new type, a new poem, and ends with a lot of great exercises. My favorite chapter is on surrealism, but he also has chapters on narrative poems, imagistic poems. He goes over a lot in a very accessible way.
This hub article will cover three types of poems: The Japanese Haiku, the Shakespearean Sonnet, and the Song Ballad. In essence, I will show you how to write each and hopefully, by the time you're through reading this hub article, you'll find that... read more
by Jennifer Arnett4 months ago
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!
by The Demon Writer6 years ago
What draws you to writing poetry over other forms of writing?
by Kat Eyes7 years ago
How long have you been writing poetry? also do you write wedding poems..
by Ian D Hetri5 years ago
Is it necessary to follow absolute poetic standards when when writing poetry?
by Ken R. Abell7 years ago
When writing poetry, do you have a personal "formula"?
by jay2jay14 months ago
What's your major inspiration for writing poetry?
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