(5/18/2014 12:13:00 PM)
One of the best ways to improve poetry writing is to read poetry. We've seen people who don't even write poetry at all come along as a result of our Poetry Dares (where we've dared them to read a certain poet for a month, or to read a poem a day for a month, or etc.) Like Carol Ann Duffy says, " The only way to write poetry is to read poetry."
We also like Poem Stacks. We wrote about them recently in an article called " How to Write a Poem: Jealous Poem Stacks." But the short version is that you stack up words from rich sources like guidebooks to certain things such as gems, wildflowers, trees, birds. Some people end up with stacks of pretty cool words. Others find it moves them right into writing poems (better ones than they wrote before) .
(5/17/2014 9:49:00 PM)
I Am Still Alive
Covered with dust are words
of expectation; like an ancient
warrior whose trust in his
sword that has failed to serve him,
so my words are covered
with dust for the lack of poetic
appreciation lost in a forum of opinion
has attempted to derail my trust in a pen.
I am still alive and I will survive
because I am still alive to pursue
my quest I am still alive to express
that which gives inspiration to
pick up my pen to begin again.
I am still alive.
Like Emerson's kernel of corn I will
till the soil and do my best to remove
the dust from my words of poetic verse
because they are my thoughts for me to
express despite the vitriol of public
I am still alive to pen no matter if the
the words are covered with dust and
offend the elite, I will lay them at
your feet for you to remove the dust
which covers the words, and now I have
done my pen a service because I am still
(5/16/2014 11:31:00 AM)
Thanks to those of you who have read my poems and for the kind messages you've left.
(5/15/2014 10:26:00 AM)
I'm new on here, don't really know a lotta people, would love to interact with the great poets on here and get all the help i can. Please do read my poems
(5/14/2014 12:40:00 PM)
If any PHer is interested in hearing me read a few poems and chatting about poetry, there's a video of an interview with me on youtube.
Google youtube, then search Jefferson Carter poet. I look a little nuts and a lot older than I feel, but the conversation is pretty cool. Let me know what you think
(5/11/2014 3:22:00 AM)
Jo tumhara hai woh tumhara hi rahenga
use badhane koshish hamesha chahiye
magar jo dusare ka hai usaki lalsa mat kar
magar usase zada kamane ki koshish kar
Jab inmain aap samadhani honge to is jagat ke aap shahensha honge
Samadhan Taj Hamesha sarvashreshta hota hai
(5/11/2014 3:18:00 AM)
To day is only day with you
we always thin about better tommorow
when tommorow comes turn its in to day then we thing about better tommorow
Tommorow never comes as tommorow and past also be like this
so only day with us as to day and do a nice job for your self, family, and society too Have nice day
Julianna A. Laplante
(5/6/2014 5:04:00 PM)
I am new and I have only written two poems so far and I am very pleased with the responses I have been getting on them. Thank you for taking your time to read them if you have, and check them out if you haven't :)
(5/6/2014 8:32:00 AM)
Up in the vale, deep in the meadow
She glides her way through the blue-black shadow
She walks alone, her voice full of modest
Singing solo, for the death of her closest
Along with tear her face lament strain
For her voice with a melancholy main
Beautiful than a spring-time cuckoo
Sweeter than an Arabian Nightingale
Her song binds the profound valley
Her voice, that gives bravado
To the agonized, to the haunted.
She gives her voice salvaging all
For all she sang, where has she dissipate
Long after she’s gone,
Her song dwelled in my heart, saying never to fail
As, even, I am fragile, but for now left to hail.
[ HI! ! I'm a 15 year-old -girl , I just started writing poems, about 6 months ago. I 'm eager in knowing my flaws and compliments. if you have to say something about my poems kindly mention them. Thank You - Spandana ]
(5/2/2014 2:33:00 PM)
Wish i knew how to ryt my own poems: -(