The Beauty of Poetry by Cheyenne

     Poems can be difficult to definitively describe. They are complex and diverse, in either the small span of two lines or the long list of twenty-eight lines. Poetry can be a lovely release for writers who seek creating passages worth more words than the ones they have written, and can make a reader ponder for hours the message behind a poem.

     Like any type of writing, composing a poem is just as intricate and meticulous as making a novel or a short story. It takes practice, commitment, patience, and devotion. If you are looking for an essay that teaches how to create the perfect poem, I’m sorry to say that you’ll probably never find one that exactly describes the best way to do so. Neither can you find the article that completely describes the ultimate question of the universe. It just does not exist.

     Instead, this article will give you a few tips on how to better your work, as nothing can ever be perfect. To start, you need an idea. Novels take plots, characters, and multifaceted conflicts to tie the story together. Poems can literally be about anything one pleases, from spring flowers to heartbreaks. Any idea can be a workable idea when it comes to writing poetry.

     Do not worry if your poem seems too long or too short. Remember that poetry is limited to how much the writer chooses to disclose. Make it as short or as long as you wish. Poems also do not need to rhyme, unless you are purposefully choosing a rhyming poetic format (like a sonnet) to write with. Most freestyle poems do not rhyme; they have a loose flow from one thought to another.

     Lastly, if you are new to the poem-writing world, a good way to start writing poems is to write songs. Songs are lyrical poetry; they follow a specific format with verses, bridges, and a recurring chorus. They have a pattern, which could make it simpler for you to get used to if you have a difficult time finding your rhythm.

     As always, remember to have fun and stay creative. Find pleasure in all of your writing work and you will go far. Happy writing!


Posted on April 20, 2016, in Editorial Board Essay. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great writing, thank you for sharing it! I like the tips on writing poetry and the way you described how similar it is to writing a novel, but also how diverse it is. 🙂

  2. Thank you! I think this may help me write poems. I like how you compared them to songs, because that makes it a little easier for me to write poems. 🙂

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