15 Tips for Writing Poetry

#poetry #tips Poetically speaking… Bet you could add some advice of your own, Marcia!

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by Jacqui Murray

Poetry is not something I’m good at writing, so I enjoy it vicariously through online friends like Audrey Dawn of Oldest Daughter and Red-headed Sister. I’ve been following her for several years and always find her poetry startlingly personal, quick peeks into a world ruled by emotion and heart. I’m way too structured for that, so I only enjoy it through someone else’s eyes.

To honor April’s National Poetry Month, here are fifteen tips from those who have no trouble delivering this concise-but-pithy form of writing:

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2 thoughts on “15 Tips for Writing Poetry

  1. Thanks so much for sharing, Linda! I enjoyed the tips. Very good advice, for the most part, I think. I tend to write poems that are word “snapshots” of a moment. At least, that’s how I see them. Just a few minutes, frozen in time, with as much description as I feel that moment calls for. Only now and then do I write one that moves from one day or time to another. And I’d probably be considered pretty sappy by the standards of many, but that’s what my heart sees. So I guess the only thing I’d add to the list is that poetry should come from the heart, first and foremost, and by doing so, it just might touch the heart of another. But then, I think most writing should be that way, so you can’t go by me. 😀

    Enjoyed the link, and shared it. Another good find from you.

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