Monday, October 21, 2013

You CAN Write Poetry

If I can write poetry, then you can too! You don't have to be a profound, prize-winning poet to write a poem. Just let your creative juices flow and have fun!

I enjoy writing silly little rhyming poems from time to time and it doesn't bother me one bit that they are not good enough to publish in a book of poems. The point is that I had fun doing it! Your poems don't even have to rhyme, you know - could it get any easier?! :) But I am partial to rhyming poems...


If you haven't tried writing poetry or it's been a while, start out small with a few Haikus. They're Japanese 3-line poems with a set number of syllables in each line {5,7,5}. Here are a couple of my blogging haikus:

Blogging is your work,
Working at your writing craft,
Crafting words of joy.

Turning images
Swirling all around my brain
Into word paintings.

If you want to try some rhyming poetry, just pick a topic and start to work out some phrases. I never know how long a poem will be when I start it. You can click here to check out my silly rhyming tea poems if you need inspiration. Or look at this poem I wrote about soup {see - you can write about ANYthing!}...

Simmering Soup
by Lisa W.

The soup is on and simmering away,

  Drawing us in from our weary way,
  Filling our bowls,
  Soothing our souls,
  Warming our toes,
  Healing our woes,
  Bringing us together at the end of the day.

If you think you'd like to go ahead and try, click here for an article with more info on how to write a poem. And it's a good idea to read poems to help give you ideas.

You CAN write poetry!

Think of a topic right now and write just 2 lines about it. Now keep reworking those 2 lines until you have the start of a poem - whether it rhymes or not. You'll get a feel for it once you try it and you just might find yourself addicted to it! It doesn't have to be great; just enjoy the process! It's a wonderful way to bring a little bright spot into your day.

Have you written poetry? What kind of poems do you prefer? What's stopping you from giving it a try right now? Share in the comments!

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4 comments:

  1. I love writing poetry. It's such a nice outlet, and yes you can write about anything. That makes it that much more fun.
    Big roses are red, violets are blue, my hug is a poem I made just for you. *smile*
    Love ya!

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    1. Hee,hee - thanks for the comment poem!

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  2. I love your poems. :-) I am actually teaching an "Intro. to Poetry" class for our homeschool co-op right now.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Sounds like a fun class to teach!

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