For the poets: What person, place or thing influences your writing, or enhances

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  1. ytsenoh profile image77
    ytsenohposted 11 years ago

    For the poets: What person, place or thing influences your writing, or enhances its direction?

  2. xstatic profile image62
    xstaticposted 11 years ago

    I spent a lot of summers as a kid from about age eight to fifteen with my dad in a litlle town in West Texas, population about 2400. I have written a serie of poems about that time and place which I am going to put into a book of poetry.  I have not published any of these on HP, but have shared them with my poetry group and they have encouraged me greatly.

  3. thecoffeewrite profile image70
    thecoffeewriteposted 11 years ago

    My biggest influence is a drive of my spirit through my emotions.  Right now, most of what I've written has been in an emotional response to the way I felt about someone or something.

  4. annart profile image83
    annartposted 11 years ago

    A sight or an action that catches my eye.  It can be anything around me or any thought triggered by something someone says or does.  I think we just have to be sensitive and aware of the world in general. 
    I suppose things closer to home have more influence; family, friends, the garden, wildlife.  The joy of living and the emotions that accompany it are the main factors.
    If you want a root influence, then that's my Dad - he wrote plays, poems, articles and had a wonderful sense of humour.

  5. Jaggedfrost profile image61
    Jaggedfrostposted 11 years ago

    A lot of the time I write from a place that is responding or discussing a conversation I had with someone.  Sometimes they are observations about life and parallels I find between the mundane and the ethereal.   I often observe and thus am filled with things to say.  As poetry is a language for me more then anything else I just seek for some thought to take form and then I do what I can to express it as clearly or concisely in poem form.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I have a lot of emotions that roil around inside of me all the time.  Some of it is chronic depression, some of it is from my childhood. So I find if I can take those dark emotions and channel them into a poem or dramatic piece, it is very satisfying and cathartic.  Even though the poems do not tend to be autobiographical - they do tend to pack a punch and that is what I want - to feel something strong and intense when I write and reread it.

    Truthfully, I write poetry for myself as an outlet.  I am thrilled if someone else likes it or enjoys it, but it is mostly for my own release.

  7. christin53 profile image84
    christin53posted 11 years ago

    For me it's my mood and how I am feeling. I could be sat pondering on the past or outdoors looking at the weather or nature. it all affects how I feel and I like to write it down while its still fresh in my mind. I end up with lots of scribbled notes in my pocket.

  8. Sheena Hayes profile image59
    Sheena Hayesposted 11 years ago

    So much of my poetry is derived from trial and tribulation. I find that my heart feels less weighty when I can turn something ugly into something beautiful.

  9. Beata Stasak profile image81
    Beata Stasakposted 11 years ago

    Surrounded by people the most of my life, in my personal life as well in my profession and voluntary work, I need my 'little imaginative corner' where I reflect on people I met, work I have done and places I have visited...the best way to do it for me is in writing:) an artist I prefer poetic form in words and images:)

  10. yssubramanyam profile image61
    yssubramanyamposted 11 years ago

    The inspiration seed with in will sprout involuntarily to express on paper.

    1. Jaggedfrost profile image61
      Jaggedfrostposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I like this version better.

    2. shara63 profile image60
      shara63posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      well justified statement...i like this!

  11. RoxiM profile image60
    RoxiMposted 11 years ago

    I'm often inspired during my drive to and from work. Since I'm a substitute teacher for a county-wide school district, my drive may be different every day of the week. Often, the inspiration is something I see on my drive, combined with thoughts I've had circulating through my mind for days, plus odd tidbits of conversation I heard at school.

  12. AliceFSpencer profile image61
    AliceFSpencerposted 11 years ago

    Love, I am in love with love ~ I have so many poems that color the rainbow of emotions that go into loving someone, someplace or something. There are very clear moments on my life and I always remember poetry being there too.

  13. shara63 profile image60
    shara63posted 11 years ago

    anything that touch my feelings....from abstract to living things, tregedy or melody & humour to laughter , but what inspires me more is the nature...every bit of nature influences my writing.

  14. Jaggedfrost profile image61
    Jaggedfrostposted 11 years ago

    A look at where I get my inspiration to write. read more

    1. ytsenoh profile image77
      ytsenohposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for writing a hub related to this question.

  15. Courtney_CollinsD profile image62
    Courtney_CollinsDposted 11 years ago

    My poetry is usually triggered when a huge event happens in my life. Whether is a death in the family, something that's out of control or a happy thing. My main inspiration way back in the day was my mother abandoning me.

  16. connorj profile image68
    connorjposted 11 years ago

    I defer to the DSM IV; it is full of psychological information which breeds wonderful prose...

  17. Keith Ham profile image61
    Keith Hamposted 11 years ago

    The moon, the planets, they all do. I write prose poems quite a bit, I always blend quite a good amount of spirituality and mysticism.

  18. raciniwa profile image80
    raciniwaposted 11 years ago

    my mood influences my writing...if i am happy or inspired, i write sublime poems, if i am sad, then my poems are gloomy and dark too...

  19. MellyMoo profile image60
    MellyMooposted 11 years ago

    Pain from the past&hope for the future. My awareness&appreciation of the beauty surrounding us all, in nature, animals&within ourselves.


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