When writing poetry, do you have a personal "formula"?

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  1. Ken R. Abell profile image81
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    When writing poetry, do you have a personal "formula"?

  2. sentimental profile image47
    sentimentalposted 7 years ago

    - clean in thinking
    - sincere in expression
    - respectful to the canvas of the imagination
    Capt Semant  "Sentimental"

  3. multifunctions profile image61
    multifunctionsposted 7 years ago

    personally the poetry comes out of urge to express deep emotions .  i never could set up a poetry . and even if i did try i myself never had an inspiration to read back .

  4. Marie Louise profile image70
    Marie Louiseposted 7 years ago

    I write what comes from my heart, no "formula" just passion for what I am writing.  My writings are typically based off of what I am experiencing emotionally (usually when I'm at my darkest point in life).  I just let it come to me or out of me.

  5. debbiesdailyviews profile image57
    debbiesdailyviewsposted 7 years ago

    Hi Ken,
    I love simple poetry, matches my mind you might say, hahaha

    I write poetry on absolutly any subject, but all written in my simple way.

    However I do appreciate everyones work.

  6. gulnazahmad profile image58
    gulnazahmadposted 7 years ago

    Poetry is  a very personal art I never go for any formula and it is usually what strikes  mnd what I want to express and in what way at that perticular time.

  7. acaetnna profile image71
    acaetnnaposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely, if you always write from your heart it is a formula for success!

  8. VictorS. profile image56
    VictorS.posted 7 years ago

    My initial formula is a strong emotion. I just go where the emotion takes me and worry about editing (if I think it's worth it) later. Some will say that you need to wait until that emotion passes so you can handle it objectively, but it seems like you would risk losing the essence of it. Needless to say, I don’t usually do much planning out beforehand when it comes to poetry.

  9. phiphi profile image56
    phiphiposted 7 years ago

    I love to do poetry and which i feels when i was sitting alone in my room then i write poetry from my heart and this is the best formula of writing poetry.

  10. Wayne Brown profile image85
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    Yes....know more about your subject than you plan to write about in the poem.  This will give you choices and allow you a broader match in terms of words and phrases employed in the poem.  It also helps with the rhyme if the tool is employed in the verse.  WB

  11. littlesecret13 profile image61
    littlesecret13posted 7 years ago

    I never plan anything I am going to write...I just let my mind and my emotions take control...I also take my notebook everywhere I go...just in case I get an idea that pops in my head...I even keep it next to the bed...I have been known to wake up  in the middle of the night with an idea! haha...and I usually edit as I go, sometimes...since I am such an english freak about spelling....

  12. profile image0
    emeraldkellposted 7 years ago

    I love to write acrostics. It challenges me in creativity and linguistically. But sometimes I find I'm inspired to write prose. I also like long poems.

  13. livingsimply profile image60
    livingsimplyposted 7 years ago

    I write what I know something about.  I take time to tap into memories and unlock their key.  I let the words come to me rather than seeking them out.  I try not to try too hard.  I find somewhere quiet.  I write.


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