"There are but three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the warrior, and the poet. To know, to kill, and to
Form, Content and Style: The Poetic Triangle
Writing a poem is like casting a bronze statue:
Know your audience
See similar poems - especially if youre no native speaker. read classical poems !! to perceive the scope, analyze them !
"Hit" vs. "Under Construction"
Free Verse. However, writing a prose text and randomly ... does usually not create a poem ! While free verse is a great form in its own right, many nowadays use it as an excuse for avoiding the work of putting their first draft into a proper form. This often results in a great idea expressed with poor means.
Suiting the form to the occasion (humourous, elegic..)
Shadowpoetry types of poetry
Ship of Fools poetry tips
Onomatopoesis - do it with assonance
Perspective (I/we, he/they, it)
(Interior) Monologue / Dialogue
Again: Simile and Contrast
Building up Tension or How To Keep `Em Reading
Check and recheck the above. let it mature. ponder alternatives.
Read it aloud sing it. try to read it as though you didnt know it.
Info per verse Weed words without info
Show it to others, accept Critique, poetry forums
Links to Books /Sites about techniques