5 Ways How to Write a Poem

tips on how to write a poem

Okay, so there are probably about a million ways how to write a poem, but the five methods below help me when I’ve been stuck in a rut. If you have other ways to get those poems started, then feel encouraged to share in the comments below.

Here are 5 ways how to write poetry:

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10 thoughts on “ 5 Ways How to Write a Poem ”

    Sally Jadlow February 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I’ll hear a first line in my head. If I stop and write it down, the rest will come. If I try to think “I’ll remember that and write it later,” I’ve forgotten it and it’s gone. Therefore, I have been known to write on the steering wheel or scribble as I stir gravy. On long trips I like to write the images I see.

Here in Kansas that’s not too dangerous to jot it on the steering wheel. (Not much traffic).

De Jackson January 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Love this, Robert, thank you. Laughing, though, as I once titled a poem exactly that. It’s here: http://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/how-to-write-a-poem/

As a kid and teenager, I was a Collector of Words (notice the caps). I cut words and phrases out of everything I could get my hands on, and played around with how they looked and sounded bumped up next to each other. I suppose it was my own early version of Magnetic Poetry (don’t we all wish we held the copyright on THAT?) I still do this, mostly mentally. This past month I could not get the words “apoplectic zombie” out of my head. No idea where they came from, or why on earth they liked each other. Finally wrote the poem yesterday.

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