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  • Rookie - 0 Points Sean Foxx (8/27/2008 3:02:00 AM) Post reply
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    I find that writing exercises help me concentrate on my surroundings one sense at a time. One of the basic ones is to find a place and sit, then concentrate on one of your five senses for a few minutes. I like to start with closing my eyes and hearing what is around me for a good five minutes, then with my eyes still closed, I move onto scents in the air, next how something may feel against my skin (the air, clothes) . I'll open my eyes and try to experience the world only with my eyes as though I was deaf, mute, and paralized from the neck down. The last thing I'll experience is any taste if its a glass of water or a dust on the wind. All these I'll write sepretly or record on a voice recorder. Then try to combine them and write about the world I experienced and my emotions on it.

    I also try to carry a small voice recorder around with me so when I get an idea or mood, to quickly catch the moment before I lose it looking for a paper and pencil.

    Another technique is to do flow of conscience writing, where you begin to write without stopping for a set period of time. It forces you to maintain a steady stream of thoughts. Sometimes it looks odd when you read it back but it allows you to then refine and edit it afterwards without losing the moment you were in.

    I also try an exercise where I constrain my lines of poetry to a certain number or words, or syllybles, or even the types of gramer used in it. It doesnt matter, just pick a rule or set of rules and stick with it through the poem your writing.

    Ultimitly though, the thing that has helped me write better poetry is to experience other forms of art and culture to give me a deeper sense of the use of prose.

    TTFN
    (Tigger)

  • Rookie - 0 Points Sean Foxx (8/27/2008 2:39:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Folks if you want to post your poems, please create an account and post them under your profile, not in the formus. It clogs them up and prevents the resource from being used as it was originaly intentioned.

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    • Rookie - 0 Points Goldy Locks (8/27/2008 11:57:00 AM) Post reply

      Well said, Foxx. Now i'm off to read your work in its intended locale.

  • Rookie Augustus Egg (8/25/2008 3:58:00 PM) Post reply

    Due South....(a group poem)

    The simplicity of his character prevailed
    upon every occasion,
    yet it was the subsidence in his majestic
    that momentarily dominated
    the unfulfilled and complacent brocade
    of her sensibility.
    The pattern is, of course, to withdraw
    from the possibility of perfection,
    to slip beneath the irregularity
    of certain delirium, together,
    where forward is only the direction in which we face
    and choice manifests our meaning.

    By

    Chlorophylled planz
    Gary witt
    Sherrie Gonzales-Cassel
    Paul shannon
    Everest fox
    Tailor bell

  • Rookie Omar Ali Sabar (8/24/2008 2:24:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    hi there poetry lovers. This is my first post on this forum so I'll start it with my poem 'The Killer Gaze'

    The Killer Gaze


    That glaring gaze that turns
    the grey to black, water to muck
    drops my tray, spills my milk,
    roughens the silk
    softens the ground, tightens the air
    kills my hunger little wonder
    strengthens the slumber
    cheap thrills to your endless will
    that gaze that devours
    through my soul and empowers

    countless thoughts...
    heart explodes, brain washes,
    the soul drenches, breaks the edges
    burns my library, dries my ink
    Into your world I will sink
    Buildings tumble, Nations fall
    False dreams and broken thoughts
    Cemented to your wall
    Ears deafened to the call
    Oh this five second stall


    The last second, the killer gaze
    pierces the eyes layers
    conquers the mind's provences
    blades the heart's seams
    Widening eyes, tunnelled vision
    No roads out of this prison
    Entrapped in your web, torn and tangled
    worn out, drained and strangled
    then you'll know, all that you are facing
    is just a reflection of yourself gazing

    Omar Ali Sabar

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    • Rookie Darosey Orchid (12/6/2008 6:46:00 AM) Post reply

      Hi! Your poem is very visual and when I was reading it, tears kept on falling over my face. I worshiped it.

    • Rookie Linda Winchell (9/6/2008 7:13:00 PM) Post reply

      Love this poem! Great useage of words Omar. God Bless, Linda

  • Rookie Albert Wong (8/24/2008 2:49:00 AM) Post reply

    This looks not quite similar likes the general forum discussion area. The first I try to look for the members in Poemhunter corner. This is only a trial how it appears. Just first to say hello to all of you.

    There are a lot of skill about how to write in poetry I want to learn, so I want you can help me if we can discuss.

    Albert Wong (sfiawong) 8/24/08 00: 53am in home usa.

  • Rookie Emperor 8 (8/20/2008 9:45:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello everyone, i have posted a new poem and would like to invite you all to read it and give me some comments on it.... thnx

  • Rookie Goldy Locks (8/14/2008 12:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    In honor of the Chinese, hosts of the 2008 Olympic games.


    Self Portrait
    by Hai Zi
    translated from the Chinese by Ye Chun


    The mirror is a bowl
    on the table
    My face
    is the potato in the bowl
    Growing out of the field
    these warm bones

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  • Rookie James James (8/12/2008 7:25:00 AM) Post reply

    hi everyone......... i am a new visitor of this website......... I gathered a lot of information about poetry.........Searchable archive of online texts from a wide range of recognized poets, both historical and contemporary.
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    james1987

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  • Rookie James James (8/12/2008 7:23:00 AM) Post reply

    hi everyone......... i am a new visitor of this website......... I gathered a lot of information about poetry......Searchable archive of online texts from a wide range of recognized poets, both historical and contemporary.
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    james1987
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  • Rookie Hamid Kareem (8/12/2008 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

    need people to comment on my poem 'who said talk no more of colors? ' constructive criticism is welcome

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