December 23, 2019 at 11:30 am #206198
Not necessarily on a professional level, but just for your own enjoyment?
I am lucky enough to be rather good at creative writing. I have never claimed to be someone I’m not, though! Still, my poem “Blue Candy” is very popular. I’ll never be famous like Mariah Carey, but feel blessed to at least have written a small number of successful poems. United Press is gone now, but they liked my work. My poem “Granny And The Jar Of Jam” is a nice poem.
Back to you guys: have you ever had a poem published? What were people’s reactions? I think having a few poems published – for anyone – is wonderful.
If you haven’t tried writing poems, why not give it a go? You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the art-form and read it in your private time. Not all writing has to be genius or anything like that!
1 member liked this post:December 24, 2019 at 9:52 pm #206274
Anyone writing poems?
I look forward to your replies!December 25, 2019 at 8:17 am #206284
Not at the moment Kitty, as you know, but you are inspiring me to write at least one in the New Year (why wait you would say lol). It sounds like a sensible New Year Resolution to me.
Watch this space and prompt! 🙂December 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm #206292
I used to write, not really poems but little rhymes for friends and in cards etc havent done anything like that for ages though.December 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm #206314
I love rhymes in cards, cassandra! They are quirky and cool.
Writing the odd poem for enjoyment is a good pasttime. It is definitely a bit of fun! Or even just a release of emotion. Getting out on paper* is what I find heals me. It is a kind of therapy.
*or the computer screen, in my case.January 6, 2020 at 2:02 pm #206559February 11, 2020 at 2:28 pm #207747
Two more poems of mine:
I hope you like them!February 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm #207748
Just another one:February 14, 2020 at 9:03 am #207819
Well Kitty, today is a good day for showing the results of my New Year’s resolution. I have written one inspired by today (St Valentine’s Day) and have been working in a more involved example which I will show now. I think I will leave the expertise in poetry to you though.
A Day of Love
A day of love we like much more
Gently we feel, apprehensively we wait
Some will end happy, some disappointed
How will it end for me
Why can’t every day be such
Happy and contented with love
Still some being happy is good, some disappointed is bad
Maybe it is our outlook with the importance it has
Little lamps burning bright
Glowing gently oh so light
Little lamps for our delight
Bringing sound into the night
Little lamps glass so clear
I am glad you are so near
Safely hidden round the back
To bring the sounds I’d hate to lack
Little lamps replaced I fear
By transistors not so dear
I mourn your passing
A light I know we’re lacking
- This reply was modified 1 week ago by SpinningJen.
1 member liked this post:February 14, 2020 at 1:35 pm #207837
I think you’ve got skill yourself. I suppose the key is following the rules of poetry, which you have done. Your poems definitely are well constructed and I thoroughly enjoyed reading both of them.
To be honest, SpinningJen, it is only in later years my poetry has improved. I did start out writing Rime Royals, though. Having a rhyme scheme of AABBCCDD. The technicalities of writing a poem aren’t lost to me. I do like free form, but I always do well with Rime Royals, such as “Blue Candy” and “Memories in Water”. Stanzas I also enjoy writing. I take a unique approach to the subject matter, too. I do enjoy writing ballads and historical/factual poems. I like nursery rhymes, too.
Anyhow, I am always working on improving my work. I do like to be correct with format but do also experiment with format.February 15, 2020 at 11:08 am #207868
Thanks Kitty! I couldn’t say much about the rules. just that things work better when following a pattern – sometimes even if the pattern is not obvious. I don’t read enough poetry to register lots of variations.February 15, 2020 at 7:55 pm #207885