15 Tips for Writing Poetry

A Writer's Path

by Jacqui Murray

Poetry is not something I’m good at writing so I enjoy it vicariously through online friends like this amazing poem by Diana over at Myths of the Mirror or Andrew’s (at Andrew’s View of the Week) poem about the River. I’ve been following them for several years and always find their poetry startlingly personal, quick peeks into a world ruled by emotion and heart. I’m way too structured for that so only enjoy it through someone else’s eyes.

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About David Rollason

I am a writer, creative, inventive, observant, but the results are for you the reader to decide. There are things in my head constantly that I need to get out and into a readable form and this for now is my preferred medium. I am a simple being with complex workings. I am a complex being with simple logic. I am really just..... me.
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One Response to 15 Tips for Writing Poetry

  1. I agree with a number of the points made in the original post. Reading other poets work can certainly help in enhancing one’s understanding of the craft and (apart from this very practical application), poetry is worth reading in and of itself, for the pure pleasure derived from doing so. However (when reading other people’s poetry, it is important not to become a carbon copy of those you are reading. Certainly developing one’s vocabulary is important, (I remember being encouraged to create my own mini dictionary while at school). However there must, ultimately be talent present to be nurtured in the first place, as some people are not capable of producing meaningful poetry in the same manner that others will never be great scientists. This is not a criticism, it is merely stating a fact. Kevin

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