How do You Find New Subjects to Write on?

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  1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
    Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months ago

    I have written 13 poems for HubPages. I really can not find new poetic subjects to write on. All that I had to say, are already contained in those 13 poems. Now, I can write no more!

    So how do you find new poetic subjects to write on?

    1. Misbah786 profile image85
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Tanmoy, I see you are an Indian, if you speak Hindi you must be familiar with the word (Hoor or Jannat ki Hoor) in English you can call them beautiful, black-eyed maiden or a heavenly maiden or Houri. I have not found anyone here who has ever mentioned Hoor(Houri) in their poetry
      (Keep in the note: while writing on this topic, keep in mind to be respectful with this word, as houris belong to paradise.) I mean, something on spirituality maybe


      I have read a few of your Poems and every time I find them very different

      If you are asking for a challenge, word go for this one
      I hope you will enjoy writing on this topic
      A person who can tell through his poetry how Shakespeare was born tongue can do wonders.
      Don’t let the spirit die

      1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        The spirit will live on! I thank you for your support, and wonderful suggestions. Peace.

        1. Misbah786 profile image85
          Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Best Of Luck
          Peace and Blessings Tanmoy smile

          1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
            Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            smile

            1. Moondot1822 profile image91
              Moondot1822posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              So, we are waiting for your poem about "jannat ki hoor". I wish you best of luck. And don't let anyone break your heart just to write a poetry.

              1. Misbah786 profile image85
                Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                big_smile
                Well, cannot be denied. The broken hearts make beautiful poetry tongue

                1. Moondot1822 profile image91
                  Moondot1822posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Lol, I admit it. But one should avoid it. Because a broken heart can lead to a storm of poetry.

                  1. Misbah786 profile image85
                    Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    mad big_smile wink lol

                  2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
                    Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    Lol!

    2. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Brenda Arledge is giving 'prompts' so you can visit her page.
      Visual things or themes may help, for example Spring, or looking up images, like a waterfall. Reading helps. Radio and TV or just walking in nature helps.

      When I was a child, I would deliberately take vague themes and write on them. The mist, Ode to the Wind, a blue sky, my pencil ... anything that you are not good at.

      Right now it seems inconceivable that I could not think of a topic. I specialize in spiritual matters, but I can write on anything. Comes with years of practice of reading and writing. Do that. Meanwhile,

      1. Find Brenda Arledge and use her prompts
      2. Take an online image or theme and write on it. Is it music, birds, aeroplanes, canyons or trains. Life is full of titles and colours, like the rainbow. Peace.

      1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I get inspiration to write poetry when I watch the BBC World News. I haven't watched that channel for quite a while. I shall start to watch it again today.

        Thank you for your useful suggestions. Hari Om! Peace. smile

    3. Moondot1822 profile image91
      Moondot1822posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Tanmoy, you have done a great job. Though I didn't publish any of my poetry on HP but often write poetry. For me, the subject of poetry solely depends on my mood. If I am sad, my sadness will reflect on my poetry. The same is the case with happiness.
      To write on anything you need to make an ambience through which you can convey your message. Go outside, watch around the people and nature; you will find a great variety of poetic topics.
      Good luck.

      1. Misbah786 profile image85
        Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Moondot, you know well, Why I challenged this word.
        The word is hard so, I just want it to be treated in a spiritual way

        1. Moondot1822 profile image91
          Moondot1822posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, how can I forget that? I will always be with you. This will be great if he accepts your challenge.

          1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
            Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I shall definitely try to incorporate the idea of "Jannat ki Hoor / Houri" into a poem! smile

            1. Misbah786 profile image85
              Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you smile
              would love to read it smile

              1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
                Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                I've just published a poem on "Hoor(Houri)". The hub is named Sophia.

                Thank you from the prompt!

                1. Misbah786 profile image85
                  Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  @Tanmoy—Hats off to you
                  Blessings

    4. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
      schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      All my writing comes from my emotions or thoughts.
      I just write how I feel.
      Or what thoughts I need to Express.
      Think of what makes you:
      Angry
      Lonely
      Sad
      In love
      Sad
      Or what you feel is important

    5. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
      schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Pain is a huge reason that helped me write most of my stuff.
      The best love songs or poems come from broken hearts

    6. lovetherain profile image81
      lovetherainposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Take one thing, and stick it with another thing that isn't related. Work from there. There are always connections that are interesting.

  2. Jodah profile image88
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Tanmoy, I have written more than 400 poems here and have had weeks where I struggled to have new ideas. One of the ways I found inspiration was looking at the titles of novels on my bookshelves and using them as prompts for poems.
    Then when I once again struggled for ideas, I created my Poems From the Porch series where I ask my readers to give me prompts or suggestions of poems they would like to see written.
    Apart from that, new ideas still spring to mind now and then. There are endless possibilities and inspirations out there. You are a skilful poet, don’t give up.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, John. Your suggestions are very helpful. I shall try them to write new poems. As always, you are an inspiration to me.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image80
    Brenda Arledgeposted 14 months ago

    Oh my...all you need to do is take a look around.
    Whatever your eyes can see, rather it be a sunset or a kitty cat can inspire a poem.
    Turn on the radio & listen to a song.
    Use word prompts like the challenge I offer every week.
    Here is this week's
    https://discover.hubpages.com/literatur … ity-Week-4
    Anything or anyone can inspire a poem...a simple conversation or a night where you cannot sleep.
    I encourage you to try again.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Very good suggestions. Thank you, Brenda.

  4. ravirajan01 profile image91
    ravirajan01posted 14 months ago

    My inspiration is people Tanmay. I just g to the marketplace, sit on a bench and see the world going past me. In a span of 1 hour or so, I get so many stories that I never run into writers' block. People are stories. Every person will tell you a story.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      This is a great suggestion here. Thank you, Ravi ji.

  5. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 14 months ago

    Look at the dictionary, there are many words that you can choose. Then, combine those words and you can create new poems and ideas. You can also search for the titles of local songs, tv series, and movies from various countries. smile

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      smile

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

    I mostly write album (music) reviews.

    At last count, I have about 1200 discs in my CD collection so there's plenty of material for inspiration.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, having a private library is a permanent and constant source of inspiration. Thank you for the tip.

  7. Treshty profile image82
    Treshtyposted 14 months ago

    Let someone break your heart, you'll have endless idea for your poetry. I'm just kidding! Ms Brenda and Sir John are one of HP's super awesome poets! Pay attention to what they say, good luck. You'll get through this brother! Anyway enjoy your day

    1. Misbah786 profile image85
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      big_smile
      Treshty, I loved the way you answered
      The Heart needs to get break first big_smile

    2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  8. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
    Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months ago

    There are some great tips and techniques that you have shared here. I thank you all for your contributions here. You are all inspiration to me. I shall continue to write. Peace!

  9. Treshty profile image82
    Treshtyposted 14 months ago

    Oh yeah! 5 points for Misbah!!! Hahahaha. You make sense SN* Moondot. I was just Kidding lol Tanmoy, pardon me. I'll go and check out your masterpiece now!

    1. Moondot1822 profile image91
      Moondot1822posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Treshty, we know that you were just kidding. Tanmoy comes across as a sensible guy. I think he wouldn't mind what we have said to him. Lol

    2. Misbah786 profile image85
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      @Treshty... 5 points for such brilliant work...
      not fair enough... LOL lol

  10. Treshty profile image82
    Treshtyposted 14 months ago

    Schoolgirlforreal(SN*) indeed!

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
      schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      smile

  11. Hertha David profile image82
    Hertha Davidposted 14 months ago

    Always keep a notepad and pen nearby and take notes of what interests you and why then you can go through those notes at the end of the week or whenever and you might have a topic.

  12. Treshty profile image82
    Treshtyposted 14 months ago

    Misbah, I'm going home now. Hahahaha

    1. Misbah786 profile image85
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      lol

  13. OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile image76
    OGUNDARE OLUSEGUNposted 14 months ago

    1) Be a good listener and you will always find something to write on.
    2) Though the pandemic has affected social interactions yet through phone conversations, whatsApp or other social media in your area, you will always find a lacuna to explore and write something on,
    3) Visit natural sites...Walk to desert regions, climb mountains, and as you are doing this pay close attention to everything nigh by, I tell you, you will find what you can exploratively write on,
    4) Interact with children etc.

    There are new things all around that you can explore, I challenge you with these and you shall come forth with new sensations that is mind puzzling...

    Peace!!!

  14. Moondot1822 profile image91
    Moondot1822posted 14 months ago

    Tanmoy, I couldn't find your poem on 'hoor'. Can you share the link to your poem?

    1. Misbah786 profile image85
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this
  15. Moondot1822 profile image91
    Moondot1822posted 14 months ago

    Thanks, Misbah. I am obliged, dear.

 
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