Poetry is a sweet means of conveying feelings and thoughts that are covered nicely beneath the words and the verses.
Coates Kenny, William wordsworth, Marianne Moore, Robert Frost, Rabindranath Tagore, William Butler Yeats, all of them are some of the eminent poets of English.
Writing poetry is like shortening a passage, but is a more tedious work because all the information has to be bounded in just a few verses.
To improve your writing skills or to start writing your first one, here are some points you should consider while you put your pen down for a poem:
Observe and Compare
Observation is one of the jewels of poetry. Try to observe and compare it to bizarre things that builds your imaginative power, and attracts your readers.
For example, the sky. It’s evening now and the sky is orangish yellow. Now you can compare this sky to a garden of just marigolds that are blooming!
Don’t Be Afraid of Flaunting Your Style
One of the styles of Marianne Moore is that she puts a quote at the end of her poetry to tell the readers the meaning or the main feeling of this poetry. Robert Frost mostly writes appreciating nature. Each poet has his or her own style.
Maybe your poetry doesn’t have rhyme or it has rhyme but in alternate verses. Maybe your poems are always a conversation or your poems are very descriptive talking just about a feeling. All these styles gives you an identity! Don’t be afraid of not being understood!
Try Writing Different Types Of Poetry
Yes this is important. After you have a little niche into writing poetry start writing in different types of poem. Google it out!
There are free verse poems, cinquains, haiku and many more! The more you write in different forms and types the more you will try to fit your ideas in as many ways as possible.
Use Hard Words
Using hard words becomes a secondary thing because this helps in polishing poems. Hard and complex words should be chosen in poetry because a lot many times their rhyming word may not fit in poem which will compel you to keep changing the poetry and keep changing the words to allow it to fit. This also helps in your vocabulary.
Try to Look Honest
Not all the things you tell in your poems are true. Ofcourse they aren’t! But writing in a way that makes people believe that yes this poet has gone through something will make them relate more to your poetry. Try using more of ‘I’ in your poems, people will think it was you who faced the thing!
Poetry takes time to set itself so calm down your pen will find the words itself.