Writing Poetry


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  • Felicity Slaughter (10/1/2012 10:56:00 AM) Post reply

    When i write i take a few week period to complete the poem. What i do is if i want to write about something i take out my writing notebook and a pen and once words and phrases start coming into my head a just begin jotting them down as quickly as i can and draw a circle or square around it. Once the words stop coming to me i know i am done. I then overlook everything i have written and number those circled words and phrases in the order i want to put them in the poem itself. Then, obviously, after i finsh numbering i write down the new lines of my poem in the order i set. Once that is done i leave the poem alone for a few days or a week without looking at it or even thinking about it if i can. After that period of time i take another look at it to revise it. The reason i do this is that its almost as if i'm getting a third party perspective, because im in a different state of mind than i was when i first wrote the poem, which opens my mind up for criticism and revision without being partial. I usually repeat that a few more times before im satisfied. And then i post it here for everyone to read! !
    -Felicity

  • Daniel Einstein (9/30/2012 6:16:00 PM) Post reply

    Okay guys! Its that time again in which I let you send me
    at least 2 of your favorite poems, and I will rate them and comment on them.
    Don't be afraid, its only my opinion. Send me a message, I will be waiting. Have a great day or night.

  • Sydney La Roche (9/27/2012 1:16:00 PM) Post reply

    I don't write poetry unless i have a very strong emotion and then poetic words just come to my head and i write them down before i forget them and quite often they happen to rhyme. Sometimes not. It's like a literary exorcism of emotion.

  • Daniel Einstein (9/26/2012 6:16:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Here I am again guys, just wanted to let you know, I am back on duty, feel free to send me at least two of your
    Favorite poems that you have written and I will accordingly rate them and comment on them to the best of my ability.
    Have a great day.

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    • Titi Dale (9/26/2012 9:37:00 PM) Post reply

      My favorite poems are: Barlights Love is....love is...because it is what love is

  • The Wordwarbler ! (9/25/2012 5:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The best way to write a poem is just to let your pen go wild. If rhyming words don't come to your head immediately, then it means you may have to change the previous words in order to write the best poem. It's fun writing poetry-because you write about whatever you like!

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    • Paul Butters (9/26/2012 5:31:00 PM) Post reply

      Agree totally. What counts to me is the core of the expression. No need for rhyme or anything regular. Ideas, visions, feelings... these are what matter. I often use an iambic metre but vary the lengt ... more

  • Daniel Einstein (9/24/2012 3:26:00 PM) Post reply

    Okay, guys time for you, to send me your Favorite two poems and i will comment and rate them, Don't be shy and pm me.

  • Dr Syed Anwar Yarkhan Jilani (9/20/2012 6:50:00 AM) Post reply

    @Rachel Nichols
    @Karen Sinclair
    @Valerie Dohren
    Accepting, or not accepting, is a point of view. I am emotionless and highlight actual scientific findings that have been debated and accepted as fait accompli by the prestigious and established professional journals such as Journal of Clinical Psychology et-al and therefore by the specialists in the respective field of study and practise the world over.
    Every poet needs an inspiration to proceed. More often than not it is Literature or personal experience. With me it is often the latest scientific research but not hypothesis. Thus my recent poems, “Fifty Shades of Women”, “Human Mating” and “Modern Sins”, is based on scientific research wherein millions of dollars and hundreds of doctors have pooled in their works and findings principally in the US and Canada. Thus these poems are not from my figment of imagination or fantasy or personal like or dislike.
    Secondly, a pleasant surprise is the opinion that if the current trend continues in next fifty years men will be called “lesser” of the two sexes like for past centuries women have been called “weaker” of the two sexes. Now that is actual ground reality!
    Most humbly and respectfully I appeal to my colleagues that poets, both the great and lesser ones, on an International poetry forum may kindly not be treated at par with the debaucherous and disdainful Facebook attitude.
    Fondest regards. I love you all.

  • Daniel Einstein (9/19/2012 8:24:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello there guys and gals, Well, i am not looking for people to comment on my Poems, no sir, i would like for all of you out there to Give me your name and Favorite poems, and i will Comment and like them depends on their awesomeness, Don't be afraid and Message me your Favorite poems, Good day.

  • Lloyd Savage (9/19/2012 3:00:00 PM) Post reply

    If you observe something long enough sometimes the words just come to you. Often when I am very tired or depressed after hearing sad news I find this is the best time to write. I like to read just the first lines of many poets and if the first line sounds good, the rest of the poem should come naturally. You'll sorta hear the words, they seem to just float at you. Try this. When I read the rest of the poem the words I hear seem to be missed by most writers. I think not only does people have a voice to how they write expressing themselves so do we all have a listening ear for what is voiced. That ear can be tuned very finely. Ask yourself when you write a poem where is it headed, and what is the next line. Take for example my poem Like A Rose on here. I say Like A Rose as the first line, so what do I mean then I express it. Upon a broken bough, next I try to explain things and how they connect. The best poems I think or short and sweet. Long poems are ok but they must keep interest. Few people today take time to read lots of long poems. To write a poem about Aunt Susie may not go over with many people, cause even though your poem about her is good, if no one knows her but you there is no application. So write what people can relate too. I tend to write a poem for others to relate to it, and that they will still have a message to those who read them a hundred years from now. Try thinking of writing this way. What emotions do you think people have or that they have done they would love to read a poem about, then go write those things down. If you can't describe them go watch them go through those emotions and you will learn that ear for such things spoken of earlier. Also please let me know if you read my poems what you like or think I'd appreciate it. I've been writing for years but threw away thousands to keep only about 250 I really like outside the hymns I write that I find much better. And always as a poet keep some of your best work out of the publics eye and everyone else to only be found and discovered after you've left this earth. It just may be that a few years later you'll be known only for those and they would be your greatest works. If you have clean pure thoughts that is exactly how you will write. Create in you a sensitive heart and you will write expressing things in a sensitive way and peoples hearts will be touched by what they read from you. And never forget all poetry comes from either the poet upstairs or the one downstairs!

  • Udaya R. Tennakoon (9/18/2012 6:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello Dear all,

    I would like if you can read my poems and give a constructive critic for improvement of my poetry skills. As English is my second language, your participation would be great for me. Please follow the link bellow to read my poems.
    http://www.poemhunter.com/udaya-r-tennakoon-2/


    Many thanks
    Udaya

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