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  • Rookie Michael Beaven (11/14/2005 8:50:00 AM) Post reply
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    it was awsome really it flowed perfectly. You really mad it come alive please tell me what i can do to improve my poems

  • Rookie Jo Selvaggio (10/29/2005 9:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    im very imterested in the poem 'strange fruit' by Abel Meeropol, a.k.a. Lewis Allen. this poem was actually made into the song sung by Billie Holiday - does anyone know if Meeropol wrote any others?

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    • Rookie Miranda S (10/29/2005 5:58:00 PM) Post reply

      I found this site [http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abel_Meeropol]...I believe it mentions one or two other songs he wrote.

  • Rookie Miranda S (10/24/2005 8:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I just joined the site yesterday, and I would like someone to review at least one of my poems. Thanks!

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    • Rookie Sofiul Azam (1/1/2006 10:01:00 AM) Post reply

      I hope we will share our feelings with each other.......about poetry

  • Rookie Sandy Poo (10/23/2005 3:58:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hey I wrote this imagery poem for an English assignment and it's one of the first poems I ever wrote. Feedback please :)


    Just another tranquil day
    Flowers blooming early in May
    Lying on my back watching the clouds
    Makes me just want to sigh aloud

    Oh cotton clouds of fleece
    Couldn’t be finer in Greece
    The gentle breeze blowing through my hair
    Makes my troubles dissolve in the air

    The narrow stream flowing by
    As if already heading for July
    And tiny birds are drinking out of this stream
    And I wonder if this isn’t a heavenly dream

    Such a picturesque day
    My face glowing in the sun’s rays
    If everyday could be so serene
    Then it would be heaven unseen

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  • Rookie Etienne Utube (10/16/2005 6:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    anyone who posts a poem in another language should also add the english version. I might be of interest to some who love to learn new languages... :)

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    • Rookie David Mitchell (11/3/2005 8:25:00 AM) Post reply

      This message inspired me to attempt a poem in French, with a verse translation into English. I didn't write a straight prose translation though.

  • Rookie Aggelos Britzis (10/10/2005 7:25:00 AM) Post reply

    ..i think the poems we can post here must be writen in english language.. eh? not in any other.. eh?

  • Rookie N.C Cusack (10/10/2005 5:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hey guys, I'm quite new to this site. I'm more of a song writer than anything so if you ever get the chance to read my stuff think of them as songs.
    I'd also appreciate any comment or such because I need to know if my songs are alright and where I can improve on them.

    So far I've had good comments from friends.

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  • Rookie D.m. Barber (10/6/2005 2:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    hello everyone,
    i am a new member as of today and just want to know what people think are the best techniques and tips they have aqquired over time, to me i beleive the truth, current issues and writing metophorical poems are all very interesting ways to write. if there are any other tips floating around i would bve gratefull to receive them thank-you.

    check out my listed poems if you would like to try to get to know me better.

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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (10/9/2005 8:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I disagree with Tony. When you're feeling a strong emotion, it's a bad time to write a poem. You can jot some notes down or do a first draft, but then you should wait until the emotion is not as stron ... more

    • Rookie Tony Jennett (10/9/2005 4:22:00 AM) Post reply

      Don't write a poem when you get an idea - write one when you get a feeling be it anger sorrow sympathy - whatever. Don't worry about the meter; that will come as you write and you can tidy it up as yo ... more

  • Rookie Dean Elzinga (10/1/2005 12:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Hi there. New to PoemHunter. Definitely interested in techniques, and a little feedback.

    You Look Great She Said

    you look great she said
    and she meant that
    I do not look as bad
    as she thought
    by the light in the hall

    it looks good on you
    she said and she meant
    how sad that
    our face has lines
    and our hair falls out

    have you lost weight
    she asked and I thought
    you and I should not be too thin
    for our skin is like paper
    less elastic and more transparent


  • Rookie Thomas Viruvelil (9/11/2005 11:59:00 PM) Post reply

    I have posted 16 poems on love and on death and despair.would like to have your comments please

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