Do you like writing poetry?

Canada
April 18, 2008 7:24pm CST
I would like to learn how to make poetry. Can someone tell me how I can make great poems? During my life time, I have only created 2 poems. One of them was published at my school. Here is one of my favorite poems. [b]Friend by Robson Grant[/b] [i]I know you're still out there Living life with your kind of flair Standing with your face to the sun Picturing your time to come Many clouds have passed by Since we stood under the same sky Taking in the summer sights Howling at the city lights I still remember when we were young Pulling pranks just for fun Summer vacations were such a blast The kind of memories that will always last Growing up the future seemed like such a sure thing Thought we knew what it would bring True love, a family, a house in the hills Work hard, play hard and don't sweat the bills Never guessed things would change so much Thought our friends would never loose touch The stars seemed so clear from our domain I sure could handle some of those good times again Even if our dreams still seem far away Our friendship will be right here to stay Until we are both gone The road between us will never be too long [/i] By the way, do you have a favorite poem? If yes, please share with me.
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@pooh08 (672)
• Vietnam
19 Apr 08
Poetry is very interesting. But I'm sorry, I am not romantic person. I live reality.
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@Remando (177)
19 Apr 08
Not all poems are romantic, pooh08, I could reccommend some fantastic realist poets for you, if you like? Have a great day :)
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Traditionally, poems should be metered and it should have a rythmic tone. Anyways, nowadays, there are free-verse poems and people accept it. Here's a nice link of making a poem: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Poem. Anyways, I also like making Haiku, a japanese poem, but have not practiced writing Haiku lately. :)
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• Canada
19 Apr 08
Thanks, tryxiness. Wow! I don't know Haiku. What is the difference between Haiku and common poems?
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• Canada
19 Apr 08
Akuseru, It is getting more headache to me . Do you have a sample?
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Haikus are japenese poems with 5-7-5 meter (whatever they call it) anyways, it really is a simple poem. It is composed of 3 lines only.:) Here's the link of what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku so suddenly winter baby teeth at the bottom of the button jar --Carolyn Hall (Water Lines, Snapshot Press, 2006)
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@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
~The Sweetest Poem~ "Oh I love you so" Seventeen candles make a lovely light But not as bright as your eyes 2nite Blow out those candles Make your wish come true As I'll be wishing that u love me too You're only seventeen But you're my Teenage Queen. Why I called this one the "Sweetest Poem"? Simply because this poem was composed by someone dear to my heart just when I was about to turn "seventeen". I know that somewhere in his warm heart...there I am.... his "teenage queen".
• Canada
20 Apr 08
It is indeed the sweetest poem. Thanks for sharing it.
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
It is indeed. Thank you!
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
14 May 08
A quote from one of my poems You can't judge a book by it's cover at least that's what they say, but isn't that what you do to me each and every day When skimming through each chapter You miss what matters most And then you might not realize My front is just a hoax.... Sadly I lost the book, and I've tried to get it back, I'm trying to remember my poems, they were all in that book, but it gave me chills when those words just started coming back, I was only going to put the first part in there and the second came so natural.... write from you heart, when you feel something, when something makes you angry, or just makes you think, just start to write...you might be surprised at what you get, don't expect your first couple to be beautiful, it takes time to find how you like to write your own poetry. Once you find your voice, then you can change your style...
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• Canada
16 May 08
Thank you, Pitgull. It is a nice poem
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
20 Apr 08
You seem to have done a great job with the one you posted here. You don't need to learn it because you already know how. You just need inspiration or, as in my case, depression. It seems that I can only write good poems when I am depressed, which is quite often since I suffer from depression. I am on meds for it but I still get depressed a good bit. I have written several poems but have only published a few. You can find them by going to www.associatedcontent.com/cwilson26 I have poems on that page as well as articles and soon to come, some short stories that I have written. Take a look and see if you like them. :)
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• Canada
20 Apr 08
Wow! It is a great site. I read some of your poems. Thanks for sharing it.
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@Remando (177)
19 Apr 08
Hi there, I am an avid poetry writer and poetry reader. My favourite poem is called Fragment, and it's by Raymond Carver. I have taught a few creative writing workshops and would be happy to give you a few pointers, but you have already taken step one according to my lecture, which is WRITE! It's the only way to improve. I also would say that you need to read as much poetry as possible, I would reccommend WH Auden and Sylvia Plath, for staters :) I'm lucky enough to have had some fantastic tutors in my early writing life, and I have had quite a few published, with an up and coming collection, and have spoken at many conferences and Literature festivals. I've also won a decent amount with competitions. I just love that you can create whatever moment you want to with poetry, there is no 'traditional' anymore. Whether you like sonnets, haiku or free form, just go with it and write from the heart :)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
Thanks for your advice, Remando. But I think writing a poetry needs an extra energy Because you have to select "meaningful" words with flowing rhythm.
@ozzeth (942)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
oooohhh poetry i want you and im trying come into my mind make it clear with divine words and ryhme is hard to find but im still here dying to try. hehehe i guess it is a poetry????? Well, time and effort is needed..think and clear your mind with positive thoughts or you can also make a poetry thru your sorrows and painful moments..
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• Canada
19 Apr 08
Yeah...it could be a poetry, too
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Your poem is fantastic! It is very simple & honest and has a good message...you should not be so modest!!! There a few tricks you can try...I have some poetry published on Associated Content if you want to read it: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/120097/chelle.html One of them I used a random poetry generator for - you type in any website, it writes a poem, and then you clean it up anyway you'd like... I also have some simple poetry recipes on my website here: http://www.itmightbelove.com/2008/03/25/how-to-write-a-love-poem-simple-love-poem-formulas/ But I think the way to do it is just be relaxed, write whatever words come naturally out of your mind and if it is horrible not to stress it. for every decent poem i've written, i've had about 2000 bad ones for it :)
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• Canada
19 Apr 08
Hi vera5d, My teacher ever taught about poems which had similar consonants at the end of each paragraphs. But it is often hard to write such poems. If I could do that, it would be great!
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@carinawu (42)
• China
19 Apr 08
I think there are many people who like poetry,poetry sounds graceful. But writing poetry is not a easy thing for people even if he/she love it,I tried to poetize ever,only because i strongly want to express myself,as former nandinim said,when you fell something deep from your heart,then express it in the form of poetry.
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@MGjhaud (20679)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
I love writing poetry. It's a sort of one of my outlets when I'm feeling sad, happy, disappointed, frustrated, or whatever. I normally don't voice out my feeligns so I tend to write it on paper instead. Usually I end up with poems. If you want to write good poems, there are references over the Internet, so many. You can use them as your guide. Goodluck.
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@nandinim (96)
• India
19 Apr 08
I also love poetry and want to write one but then I feel that poetry is something which come out of your heart.When we feel something deep from the heart then we express it in the form of poetry.While expressing our feeling we have to write in rythmic way thats all.Its an art not very easy.
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@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
19 Apr 08
ya i do i'm just waiting untill i get 500 so tht i can post my poems, i have to copie and paste them i hate typing them out cuz i always change something.
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@rhykos7 (74)
14 May 08
http://www.authspot.com/writers/rhyko.38465 please check out my poetry on the above link
• Canada
16 May 08
You have written many poems. How could you do that? Can you give some tips?
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I used to write some poetry when I was younger and in school. I have not written any in quite some time now though.
• United States
19 May 08
That's am awesome poem. Have you ever considered entering at Poetry.com for prizes and stuff? I think this one will get someone's attention. I try to write at least two poems a week. I'm a novice at them, though. I like writing stories instead. Thanks for sharing this with us. And keep up the good work.
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
23 Apr 08
i like writing poetry. i think its a good way to express your self. its very theraputic.