Poetry

How to write poetry: Poem

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You ask me
how to write Poetry
how to attain Poet status

You think
I pen my poems
like a focused jeweller
who strings careful beads
on silk threads

like an inventor
who calculates ingredients
to whip up the
fitting concoction

like a librarian
who explores all of
mind’s knowledge boats
to choose the apt sail

like a musician
who measures rhythm
tone, tune and lyric
to compose a hit

My friend
the truth is far from that

Inspiration streams
piercing through my head
like a thousand water pellets
through a thatched roof

Images, metaphors, rhymes
grip me, similar to
nature’s crisscrossing calls

I race with the ideas
that flow faster than light
Until I stop pursuing
and let myself be pursued

I become the words on the page
the nudging punctuations
the silly similes
the poignant visuals
the free-flowing verse
the tongue-in-cheek humour
the profound message

To answer your questions
I write Poetry by
letting poetry take over me
I attain Poet status
by becoming my poetry

This was inspired by and, in some ways, may be considered a continuation of
https://roshniramanan.wordpress.com/?s=art+is+born

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90 thoughts on “How to write poetry: Poem

  1. Roshni, i love the pictures that you post long with your poems? Where do you find them and how do you put them on your blog page . Their so inspiring and I would like to do something similar myself of course I will give you the recagnision in the copyright.

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    • That’s wonderful. Good luck on that journey. I think we can become obsessive editors if we seek perfection but if we just translate ourslelves onto paper, the authenticity is sure to come through. Thank you so very much for sharing, Brett.

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