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Be converted into a poet in ten follow-up - poetry


Have you ever sat there staring at the paper, ready to write, but unsure where to begin? Want a clarification that will overcome even the worst writer's block? Anybody can start inscription poetry today using a few clear-cut techniques.

One, two, . . . ?

Did you say or think three when you saw the above? If not, you definitely would when I asked you to fill in the blank. Your mind is a authoritative apparatus that recognises or creates patterns. To make this work for you as a poet, you austerely have to lay out the supplies in an disguised pattern, and let your mind do its thing.

The "materials," in this case, of course, are words or ideas. So let's round up some equipment for an example. If you want to write a poem about thunderstorms, you might start by copy down applicable words, and then decide the more suggestive ones: flash, blowing, rumble, night, deadly and rain, perhaps.

Now you set the pattern. In this case, we'll write a four-line poem, using one of our words in each line. We'll only choose if we want a ryming poem after we start. This is what I came up with after five minutes:

Rain stands still in the sky

Trees dance as in a painting

In a flash it is here and gone

And night grumbles at being revealed

It doesn't affair if most aren't good poems. You just have to write a lot of them, and then work on re-writing the ones with potential. With a barely practice, you can write a dozen poems in an hour, then pick out the gems. My wife has had poetry available using Deal-a-Poem, a game we formed based on this technique, so we know that it works, and it's fun as well.

More Tips For Fast Poetry

The method above works since when your mind focuses on a word with the intent to use it in a line, it is stimulated into action. It wants to find the blueprint - or construct it. To make this work even better, try the following:

1. Start with words that are suggestive and figuratively rich. You'll be more inspired and doubtless write a richer poem with "howled," "torn open," and "festering," than with "said," "broken," and "rotten. "

2. Use this or any other method as a opening point only. If you have a great line previously in mind, don't force one of the words from your list into it. If a poem starts to write itself, and becomes ten six-line verses, disregard about the technique. Treat it as a tool to be used when you need it.

3. Don't sit there before you for inspiration. Write something NOW. Start with any topic, or even arbitrary words. The surest way to get inspired in your poetry is to start journalism a poem.

Steve Gillman has been in performance with poetry for thirty years. He and his wife Ana fashioned the game "Deal-A-Poem," which can be accessed for free at: http://www. dealapoem. com

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