Writing Poetry


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  • Sherry Pedersen-Thrasher (7/15/2005 1:35:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I only hope that something I write connects somewhere along the way..that it touches someone and speaks to them in a small voice. I believe I have so much to say but somewhere between the mind and the parchment the connection is lost in my own translation from feelings to the written word. I don't know.... Poetry has touched me and is teaching me to let loose, to be free and to share of myself..parts that are usually tucked deep inside, in my secret place..hidden in my heart's heart, where no one can touch them...the place where I am safest.. the place that longs for freedom.. In poetry, I have found a place to fly high.

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    • Aldo Kraas (1/27/2007 12:48:00 AM) Post reply

      I agree with you 100%

    • Greg Dent (7/21/2005 4:48:00 PM) Post reply

      Poetry is what makes us human.....It is the oldest known written communication. It separates us from the beasts, and gives us a unique place in the universe to call our own.

    • Casey Rock (7/15/2005 4:30:00 PM) Post reply

      I think you approach poetry in a much similar way that I do and I have read some of your poems-I believe they are quite moving! Just wanted to let you know that your poetry is, in fact, 'connecting so ... more

    • Michael Philips (7/15/2005 4:27:00 PM) Post reply

      Sherry, I know what you mean about havin ... more

  • Sinnaminsun Sinnaminsun (7/14/2005 9:45:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello, I am new to this site, and I just posted many of my poems here. I would appreciate feedback on them, and constructive criticism. Thank you so much :)

  • Sarah Elise (7/5/2005 7:06:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    thunder resonates
    oh so deep within my chest
    lightning flashes 'fore my eyes
    brightness at its best

    my tired road is getting wet
    raindrops sooth my mind
    stormclouds clearly do not know
    the right ways to unwind

    mist on roses clear my thoughts
    brings them to the sky
    darkened shapes; clearly growing
    birds may wish to say good bye

    humid air is unforgiving
    trees all bend to their expense
    then they stop, in leafy splendor
    will this thunderstorm dispense


    i dont know what to call this piece. please tell me how you think i could improve the wording, if you can.

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    • Tony Jennett (10/9/2005 5:33:00 AM) Post reply

      Advise? Punctuate. Depersonalise - too many 'I's and 'My's tell me what a clever girl you think you are. but don't let me discourage you. Your early effort is very promising and 'Who never made a mist ... more


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  • Abdul Sattar (6/28/2005 9:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Heart feels the grief -[br]
    Eye Tears for relief --[br]
    Mind thinks for decision -[br]
    After having some mischief -[br]
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    How to complete this poem? and what should be the title? Please respond as soon as possible.

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  • Arshad Ansari (6/27/2005 4:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I have submitted some of my poems today. I am not sure whether my poems deserver to be here. But then, i feel elated when i read them myself. Maybe, someone would enjoy it at least, if not appreciate it. I am writing poems in my second language and i have not done intense studies in the language either.

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    • RoJa Mitchell (7/12/2005 7:18:00 PM) Post reply

      i´ve posted some poems in english too, my first language it´s spanish.... i know it´s hard, but, i think everyone here it´s willing to help us amateurs out.. anyway, i´m about to read your poems, may ... more

  • Gwilym Williams (6/27/2005 10:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    To improve your poetry writing you must read, read, read and read the really good poetry by the top poets: Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas, R S Thomas etc. or in America and other lands many others. And then you must stand on their shoulders, take a deep breath and go for it. But you must never quit with the reading. Probably you should read 20 great poems for every moderate one you wish to write. There are no short cuts! And there are no excuses! There are some great poems and poets on this very site. What are you waiting for? Oh a final thought, if you read rubbish you'll write rubbish. Read the best you can find. Expand your vocabulary. Here endeth the first lesson!

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    • Sherry Pedersen-Thrasher (7/15/2005 9:31:00 AM) Post reply

      I could not agree more. I have been told that for every poem we write we should read one hundred others. Yes, there are certainly no shortcuts in this arena. A very thought provoking post. Please ... more

  • Rachael Boczek (6/26/2005 11:40:00 AM) Post reply

    New to this site and I've read a few poems, some just were plain sick but funny! Some were amazing and I'm going to start writing my own poems onto here when I get the guts to face your cruel judgement! HAHA! Nah been told I was pretty good but that dosent matter till you all vote, leave comments on my poetry too if you please. Thanks.

  • john tiong chunghoo (5/31/2005 12:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    i find poetry very therapeutic. it gets ideas that come out of my mind into words and help me realise a better part of myself. i mean it gives me another dimension of myself. poetry should be used as a tool to help people know the different aspects of their existence and in psychiatry to help troubled people.

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    • Sara S (2/13/2009 7:39:00 PM) Post reply

      I totally agree... it helped (still helps) me.....

    • Sara S (2/13/2009 7:38:00 PM) Post reply

      I totally agree- it really helped (still helps) me........

    • Kelly marie Berry (3/3/2006 3:26:00 AM) Post reply

      can i say that i think that you are dead right. i had problems and found poetry helped me so it can help

  • mujjj bilk (5/29/2005 10:23:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    helloooo

    i recently learned (from others) that i'm pretty talented at writing poetry. Please, experienced poets, let me know your opinion.

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    • Eric Paul Shaffer (7/4/2005 5:10:00 PM) Post reply

      Jamie-I read the first five of your poems. As a beginner, you probably need to read some poems as you begin your attempts at writing lines of your own. At this point, I suggest you read 20 poems for ... more

  • Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson (5/26/2005) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I have a problem which I was wondering perhaps others might also have. When I type my poems correctly, then click on submit, the poem has some of my words misspelled. Such as when I write the word drop, it posts as dropp. There are a few other words that mess up like that as well. Anyone else experiencing this problem besides me?

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    • Richard George (6/24/2005 1:26:00 AM) Post reply

      You bet... Michael Shepherd has a funny poem about 'the pleonastic p'. I try and be 'philosophical' about it: there are so few outlets for us to publish our poetry. It's still a flea bite though.

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