Poetry Writing

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  1. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 12 years ago

    Okay, when I get on my kicks I write anywhere from 4 to 10 poems a day, maybe more.  This doesn't mean that all of them make the cut, or don't go through some heavy revisions.  I'm just interested in other people's production.smile

    1. xkamronx profile image61
      xkamronxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I go through cycles; I'll write 5-10 in a day then maybe 1 a week, etc.  O.o I'm weird, I know!

      1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image71
        R.S. Hutchinsonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'm the same..

    2. Ben Evans profile image65
      Ben Evansposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      A breeze blows
      with a slight hiss
      If you listen
      you can hear a voice
      which is sometimes sincere.

      Yet other times it just blows dust
      with a quick wisp
      which is soon gone.

      The muse never reminds.
      If we listen, we shall see
      the wind carry our sense.

      …………across the meadow and through the trees.

      I write when it strikes and sometimes it is not for months and sometimes several a week.

    3. mariefontaine profile image60
      mariefontaineposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      When I first started writing I wrote up to 25 pieces in a day... all productive and good pieces.  But I was not really eating right and wasn't sleeping.  I had just lost my Mama.  Now is another story... I may write ten in a day and then not write again for a month.  My muse is a fiesty and funky little monster.

  2. heart4theword profile image62
    heart4thewordposted 12 years ago

    I know I don't really consider myself a poet, yet there are some writings and prayers...that some say sound like poetry?

    1. mariefontaine profile image60
      mariefontaineposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tried to sit down and write with the purpose of being poetic?

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 12 years ago

    It really depends on how I'm feeling. There are days when I write several. There are also periods of time when I won't write any for a couple weeks or more. I have no set pattern.

    1. time2rite profile image61
      time2riteposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I find this to be true of myself as well.  I have just sat down and tried to write poetry but I find it flows easily when I just let it come to me.  I may go for quite some time without writing a single poem and other times one flows out or several at one time.

  4. princess g profile image61
    princess gposted 12 years ago

    It just depends on how depressed I am

  5. Cheeky Girl profile image67
    Cheeky Girlposted 12 years ago

    My partner is a poet, (On Hub Pages as Astra Nomik) and hey - no two poets are the same. Every poet has their own style of doing things, apparently!

  6. profile image0
    ExoticHippieQueenposted 12 years ago

    Occasionally, I feel an inner urging to write something beautiful, and then I do.  Other times, I don't feel like writing at all (not often).  Most of the time, I want to write something every day or every other day, but not all is published. Some languishes on the sidelines for awhile.  But I'm always thinking and observing, creating in my mind!

  7. Jonathan Janco profile image61
    Jonathan Jancoposted 12 years ago

    If I get a fit of manic desperation, I can get pretty inspired. It's all about pouring the heart out so that the emotions dont get stale and stagnant.

  8. LeeLeePortCity profile image62
    LeeLeePortCityposted 12 years ago

    always write straight from the heart and the words will flow without over thinking

  9. sassyk73 profile image70
    sassyk73posted 12 years ago

    Since I feel so much all of the time, I write at least 10 a day. I even wake up out of my sleep to write poems. Oh well...what can I say? My episodes gives me fuel wink

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    Poetic Foolposted 12 years ago

    It really is different for everyone.  I go for days unable to write anything and then 4 or 5 will spill out effortlessly.  I've always been that way and have learned not to push it when the well is dry.

  11. Lee Douglas profile image61
    Lee Douglasposted 12 years ago

    Never more than 2/3 a week.

    Usually get a few out of me if I get on the wine!

    Depends if I come across anything inspiring.

    For instance, my poems Diamonds Aren't Forever, was written after I watched a BBC Science program called Wonders of the Universe on the subject of Entropy. Turns out Diamonds really aren't forever.

    Whereas, We Are All Stars, was written after playing a game called Falling Stars on Kongregate.com.

    Simple things-  Simple Minds!

  12. Steele Fields profile image67
    Steele Fieldsposted 12 years ago

    Unlike many others, my own process is slow and I edit myself ruthlessly.  I find that the best poems are those that contain nothing but that which is essential. 
    You mentioned "word vomit" and that's just what it is. But it's not only you who's doing the vomiting.   It's all writers and all rough drafts.  Many would-be poets, however, believe their writing is 'good' right out of the box, simply because they wrote it.  They fall in love with their own words, which is a dangerous practice indeed. They believe that pure emotion is the only necessary ingredient for a worthwhile poem.  I say worthwhile, not to discount the therapeutic nature of unedited poetry, but worthwhile from a purely academic standpoint.   
    There is no doubt that a 'writer' may consider an unedited first draft to be 'poetry,' but in truth, it would not survive as such within the larger artistic framework.
    Nothing truly worthy of being considered poetry ever materialized without a good deal of deleting and adding and rearranging.  Take my word for it.  The delete button is a writer's best friend.  One who rarely employs it is forever doomed to being just another hack.

  13. trecords0 profile image60
    trecords0posted 12 years ago

    I can go without writing for years, and then one day I sit down and it all comes out.  I don't worry about it.  I let it happen when it happens.  I trust that it will happen again because I know it's a part of me.

  14. poshcoffeeco profile image80
    poshcoffeecoposted 12 years ago

    My poems are usually triggered by an experience, a thought, a pretty girl or a picture of one. A piece of music a beautiful scene, well almost anything really. I do have to get them down quickly though, before I lose the urge. Have tried roughing them out before on paper but doesn't work as well for me.
    Depression tends to cause me to lose concentration and focus, so once started I just have to finish it and publish it as it is, then if needed tweak it later.

  15. hostileshores profile image58
    hostileshoresposted 12 years ago

    I posted Vol 1 of my Epic Poem today if you want to take a look

    Let me know what you think
    It is the back story to a video game series we are developing


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