Get Your Premium Membership

You WANT to and CAN write poetry

Dear budding poet, Regarding modern poetry this is a result of poets such as you redesigning forms of poetry written through the ages by different nationalities, famous and just ordinary people like you and me. When composing there are points that are important such as, Writing poetry should always be a pleasure, never a chore, A poem has two objectives, first to give the writer enjoyment second to give the reader pleasure. There are no rights or wrongs when writing poetry but there are certain rules to follow. Read or listen to accomplished poets works old and modern. Fall in love with your dictionary, make every word have a meaning. Use every tool available, spell check, grammar check, cliche checker, syllable counter. Write, edit, leave then edit again, never post until you are satisfied with your work. Substance is more important than style, best writes come from the heart. Use your emotions, life experiences, knowledge of the subject you’re writing about. Always carry a note pad there’s a poem, an experience to write about wherever you are. As in any walk of life you will only get out what you put in, contribute constructive comments, accept constructive criticism. Finding poetry has given me so much, all of my life I have only read one book cover to cover due to my dyslexia, so poetry has not only given me the opportunity to read but also to contribute which has changed my life. My favourite themes are nature, politics, environment, people, peace, emotions, animals and the countryside. There are many sources of inspiration such as, poets Garret, shadowpoetry.com, poetrysoup, rhymezone.com and how many syllables.Com. The favourite poems that I’ve written are, I am dumb perhaps dumber - limerick Big Ben-Iconic concrete. - concrete Broken hearted farewell Dad - Haibun Memories are immortal - Iambic Pentameter My son - rhyme Pictures of you. - lyric Friendless - couplets Isolation in paradise - epic Snowdrops - sonnet The walk - loop poetry. My route into writing was through composing verses in celebration cards for my family, this interest increased so purchased an online course, joined a poetry school, then online poetry community, I write for pleasure, the pleasure comes from my readers comments, I also expect criticism and disappointment, this makes me better. My initial inspiration came from two poets, both First World War poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. The book that I would suggest to read is, A poetry handbook by Mary Oliver. 6/15/2018 Tips for modern poetry to budding poets of all ages contest Sponsored by Line Gauthier.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 7/10/2018 6:24:00 PM
Reads like a mini-course to be printed out and used as a reference!
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 7/11/2018 4:01:00 AM
Thank you so much Sunlite, basically I was just following the remit set out by the contest sponsor, It wasn’t aimed at accomplished poets such as you it was aimed at budding poets of all ages, thanks again for your support much appreciated. :))
Date: 7/6/2018 12:40:00 PM
Roy, your beautifully expressed prose provides heartwarming, insightful and inspiring advise to new poets and seasoned poets alike. I so enjoyed learning more about you my wonderful and talented friend. Brilliant poetry! Congratulations on your excellent win! Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 7/7/2018 3:11:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment and congratulations Susan, Poetry has opened up another world for me and I have learnt so much more from the exceptional poets on this site than I could possibly from any courses, so any improvement in my writing is definitely down to poets such as you, so thank you my friend. :))
Date: 7/6/2018 10:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Some excellent tips and advice. Practical. Also, enjoyed getting to know Roy better. I admire that you sought more knowledge through classes, etc. :)
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 7/6/2018 12:07:00 PM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment and congratulations Susan, hope we are still friends now you know me better lol, I enjoy gaining knowledge about thing I’m interested in, nothing like natural talent, something I don’t possess. Thanks again for your support much appreciated my friend. :))
Date: 7/5/2018 11:03:00 PM
Roy, your advice to budding poets is extremely sound and should be heeded by all the up and coming young artists. Congratulations on your placement.
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 7/6/2018 4:41:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment and congratulations Curtis really appreciated. :))
Date: 7/5/2018 8:35:00 AM
Back with well deserved congratulations Roy. Just back from the beach 38•c , I'm cooked lol. Tom
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 7/5/2018 8:58:00 AM
Thanks Tom for your congratulations much appreciated, just about 29 degrees here that’s hot enough for me. Keep hydrated and cool my friend. :))
Date: 7/4/2018 10:30:00 PM
Marvelous advice , Roy:) Congratulations on your wonderful win... Hugs Eve
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 7/5/2018 5:25:00 AM
Thank you so much for your congratulations and very kind comment Eve, your support and encouragement much appreciated. :))
Date: 6/15/2018 8:59:00 AM
Yes, well done, Roy. Poetry has a wonderful therapeutic ability, for the heart, mind and soul:) Good luck!
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 6/15/2018 10:44:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment and best wishes Daniel, I think I have learnt so much since joining poetrysoup from the amazing poets such as you so thanks again for your support and encouragement. :))
Date: 6/15/2018 7:20:00 AM
I like that- fall in love with your dictionary. This is informative and motivational.
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 6/15/2018 10:40:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Casarah, so pleased you found this interesting which gives me pleasure to know and encouraging. :))
Date: 6/15/2018 5:37:00 AM
What can I say, all that advice for free, brilliant, saved and faved! Definitely a winner! Mick
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 6/15/2018 10:35:00 AM
Thanks Mick, now it’s my turn to be speechless, to receive such a fantastic comment from an accomplished poet as you is overwhelming, thank you so much, I really appreciate your support and encouragement my friend. :))
Date: 6/15/2018 3:58:00 AM
Brilliant advice for everyone Roy, you've covered about everything Tom. PS, have soup.mailed you
Login to Reply
Pett Avatar
Roy Pett
Date: 6/15/2018 10:31:00 AM
Thank you so much for your very kind comment Tom, also thank you for soupmail much appreciated my friend. :))