Writing Poetry

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  • Rookie - 80 Points Leylek D. Sovura (1/18/2015 12:55:00 PM) Post reply
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    Poetry: What i think is essential:

    I am writing since i was small and there are three big things you absolutley need to pay attention to:

    1. The theme
    2. the words
    3. the sound

    If you read a poem of yours, try reading it out loud. It has to be comfortable to the ears. A nice ring to it, if you want.
    Coherence of the words and a good structure, combined with a well fleshed out underlying theme(s) are a necessity.

    What can be variable though is the length. Sometimes shorter is better.
    Too many words can be very irritating and can even put off possible readers.
    But then again, it's all about the story, the life lesson that you want to tell.

    Also not every poem has to be a masterpiece.

    We write poems, because we want to write down our feelings, our experiences and our nightmares,
    so we can share them, but at the same time try to understand them.

    BUt at the end of the day, the most important thing is to enjoy them ourselves.

  • Rookie - 56 Points Tom Navarro (1/17/2015 1:41:00 PM) Post reply

    Hi Guys! How's it goin'?What's the best theme do you think one should write about in the upcoming love month February?Erotic or Romantic?Feel to reply!

  • Freshman - 1,793 Points Nishi Kumari (1/15/2015 11:49:00 PM) Post reply

    poetry is like best partner who never leaves you alone....at times of happiness, sadness, excitement, experience...whether sharing your dreams or nightmares...it will always be their in the form of whom you can share the secret chamber of your heart..

  • Gold Star - 23,982 Points Gajanan Mishra (1/13/2015 8:33:00 PM) Post reply

    Let all persons here on this earth know again to love all, let us remember each one is god here. Let us see truth everywhere, it is there We are just to discover.Let us tolerate all, there is peace here. Let us try to establish a model society with all out development of human entity. Let us proceed ahead with our own mother and mother-tongue as because here only there is our breath and respiration.

  • Rookie - 441 Points Karan Pratap Singh (1/12/2015 11:46:00 AM) Post reply

    Hey, please go through my poems and make me aware of my flaws. To improve it in the near future.

  • Rookie - 44 Points randy squire (1/12/2015 12:05:00 AM) Post reply

    O sad soul. Tell me why are you so blue?
    Tell me what it takes to uncorrupt you?
    Why do you cry when you feel all alone?
    Is there still cracks, in that big wall of stone?
    Tell me sad soul, why are you so down?
    What would it take to regain your old crown?
    Where would your shoes take me if I walked just a mile,
    and what would it take to see that sweet smile?
    Oh desperate soul, tell me what are your fears?
    What has tormented you thru all of these years?
    Why do you run when your simply afraid?
    What makes you so scared of the bed that you made?
    What is the price to see your enternal bliss?
    How do get back something, that you constantly miss?
    Randy squire

  • Rookie - 441 Points Karan Pratap Singh (1/10/2015 3:43:00 PM) Post reply

    Please read and comment on my poem and let me know how good am I at it. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/a-beauty-undescribed/

  • Rookie - 146 Points Ritienne Abela (1/10/2015 10:38:00 AM) Post reply

    Creation of a Starfish

    When a soul dreams upon a sleepless star,
    it unfolds through the sea's twinkling of its eye.

    On the night upon the star's last plight,
    its frail old soul morphs into Starfish -
    Amidst sand, shells and violet light.

  • Rookie - 623 Points Muhammad Farhan Ahmed (1/9/2015 11:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Read and comment on my poem on http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/sympathy-34/


    The poor lad in cast-offs scent'd the wafting aroma
    Of the flamboyant pastries so lusciously succulent
    Near to the scrumptious fruit tarts he went
    Drooling at the dainty food with deep desire

    Pulling out the vacant, penniless pockets
    Hoped the boy to find some money to buy
    The noshes so toothsome, he teared his eye
    'It can't be helped' said he with a doleful sigh

    Felt he a mellow, sympathetic pat on the back
    A misty-eyed, benevolent woman was behind
    'You yen for the delicious bakery snacks, I know
    For I can understand your tears and your woe'

    Wiping the boy's tears with a satin napkin
    She bought him the tasteful food he coveted
    The boy's eyes glistened with great glee
    'Thank you ma'am' in a feeble voice said he

  • Rookie - 623 Points Muhammad Farhan Ahmed (1/9/2015 11:26:00 AM) Post reply

    Read and comment on my poem on http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/bird-beauty/

    Bird Beauty

    A harlequin parrot as free as a butterfly
    Flapp'd her rainbow wings in the azure sky
    Boasting her grandeur and flamboyance
    To mates devoid of charm and elegance

    She settled on the fecund oak tree's bough
    Whose bare branches in winds would bow
    An unembellish'd, avacado-green fellow
    Gazed at her splendour, grace and glow

    'Witness my beauty, you pygmy gawk
    I'm superior to any macaw or peacock
    My vibrant skin, my majestic wings
    Are as ornate as gardens of springs'

    The parrot so penny-plain and verdant
    Replied in his pompous, solemn accent
    'Beauty is a lovely possession, my friend
    But you'll know its sour truth in the end

    A bird's blithe days do not last long
    Beauty doesn't make one evasively strong
    You'll be a prisoner in a man's house
    Who shan't pay heed to your grouse

    Or a zoo's puny adornment you'll be
    To live a life lonely as the Arctic Sea
    Veil your allure to avoid fate's perfidy
    Before it shuts you in a cage so bitty'

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