How did you find out you can write poetry, how did it start?
From my own life, I started writing poems at about 10 years old. I started because of a book I read in a library. I do not judge my own poetry, so if you are asking if my poems are any good? Then, I would have to leave it to those who read my poems. Many of my poems were written early in my life, and only recently published a few new ones.
That's my story.
You read other poetry, you compare. You take a creative writing class, you ask your friends to read it and get criticisms. You go to poetry slams/readings and listen for a response. If you get a blank look, try a new approach, if you keep getting them, then perhaps you should write in other forms, if you get a good reply... then take that encouragement. If you wanna learn how to start, you just do. Get a journal, a pen and write. Use a thesoris and edit some of what you've written. Play, play, play with different styles. Find other peoples work you like, and try adapting some of thier style. Eventually, you will find your own, you will find your own style and you won't wonder anymore if you can write poetry, you just do.That's whats happened to me, and continues to everyday for the last 11 years. Good luck!
I WAS INSPIRED BY MY SOULMATE MY HUSBAND HE WROTE A LOVE POEM TO ME WHEN WE WERE BOTH JUST TEENAGERS, THIS VERY SPECIAL POEM WAS VERY REAL IT HAD ME VERY IMPRESSED I WAS IN TEARS BY HOW HE FELT ABOUT ME HE HAD GIVEN ME HIS GOLDEN HEART ON THIS BEAUTIFUL WELL WRITEN PIECE OF WORK HE HAD DEDICATED TO ME HE SAID BABY ON THIS DAY I HAND YOU MY HEART SO TAKE CARE OF IT AS I HAVE DONE CAUSE YOU HAVE 2 AND I HAVE NONE !" NOW I BELONG TO YOU ONLY MY LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER MANY YEARS HAVE GONE BY AND HE HAS KEEP TRUE TO HIS PROMISE TIL THIS DAY AFTER THIS DAY I WAS FOREVER TOUCHED AND HAD FALLEN IN LOVE WITH HIM AND HIS POETRY SO THIS IS WHEN IT ALL STARTED I WANTED TO WRITE REAL LIFE STORYS, POEMS THAT CAME FROM THE HEART THOUGHTS OTHERS CAN RELATE TO BUT MOST IMPORTANT THE MISSION I SET FOR MY SELF WAS TO WRITE HIM ONE AS GOOD OR BETTER I'M STILL LEARNING ALL THESE YEARS HAVE PASTED AND I'M STILL WRITING LIKE A ORDINARY WRITER I HOPE SOMEDAY I CAN MASTER POETRY SO THAT IT MAY BE LIKE NO OTHER LOVE POEM
I was nearly 12 years old... I knew from the start I was already fascinated about these words, sentences combinations, that I looked at writers as demi-gods, but i can't remember what really triggers me to write it... I am sure I was not that sad but then I let the sentiments of an only child flow, and the first poes I wrote was entitled to be "Alone", followed by 'If I could which talked about my getting insecure adolescent life... I wrote a lot of poems in my highschool years until first year in college. I wrote the last 2 years ago, about my dog Peso.
by Jennifer Arnett 6 days 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 Nicholas Wolf 5 years ago
To the poetry writers out there... Why do you write poetry?
by Genna East 7 years ago
Do you ever read poetry?Do you like to read poetry? If not, why; if you do, what is your favorite style of poetry?
by Raven4180 7 years ago
Have you ever written a song or poem for someone?I have thought about doing these things, but I lack the artistic expression that others posses. Unless you classify sarcasm as art.
by Phoebe Pike 7 years ago
I have some real issues writing poetry. I love reading it and I would love to write it beyond a second grade level, but I keep getting stuck and it never conveys what I originally had planned. What do you find helpful? Is it just some people don't have a poetic bone in their body?
by WolfLarsen 6 years ago
There is no correct way to write poetry! But one thing to remember is that poetry is like whiskey and prose is like beer.
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