How I compose poetry!

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Hello, all/ Howdy fellow nerds. Today was an oddly satisfying day (even though it is still 7:41 am). I woke up and decided to publish that weird poem. Later, when I was playing the guitar, I thought that I would write another poem. Then, I realized that it was time for a change. It was shortly after that that I hit upon this fundamental idea.

There are several attributes that play a part in the process of composing poetry. The techniques that I employ are switched up and over throughout; they aren’t static. Without further chatter, here are some of them.

  1. Having an appropriate environment (and mindset)

Before we even start with any of the poetry shenanigans, I think that a physically as well as mentally comforting environment for the aspiring poet is key. 

For instance, having enough light inside the room; it is important to not strain the eyes beyond a certain point. Likewise, having enough water around, sitting in a pose that is agreeable, and taking some deep breaths is important.

  1. Writing the blueprint down

Have you ever started writing something and, midway, forgotten what you were going to write about? Well, the second highlighted point would be to write a blueprint of the said poem down.

For example, in the poem, “The Crow Flew Away”, I wrote instructions for the number of stanzas, lines, syllables, and rhyme scheme, and also made some entries for what would be occurring in each line. Hence, I made a blueprint for the poem.

  1. Writing points

Inside of the blueprint, instead of making everything a wordy mess, I prefer making short sentences or points. Through the use of these, we can reduce time and make it more effective to understand!

These will be the instructions that are so mentioned above.

  1. Going slow

When it comes to writing anything creatively, speed is yet another factor to count on. In my opinion, slow speeds are the way to a humbly victorious poem. A sloth-like speed is the king of them all. Your overview of the poem’s definition becomes more amplified in that process. 

  1. Double-checking

One of the most overlooked subjects in the process of completing anything is double-checking. Why is it important while writing poetry? Double-checking imparts into our poem another chance at being above average! 

Double-check before you complete a line, stanza, syllable-check, rhyme-check, meaning-check, and the entire poem (multiple times on this one).

  1. Imagination

With all Spongebob memes thrown out of the window, imagination is the most powerful influencer in the storytelling of the poem. This tricky feat is not tangible, nor is it omnipresent. Which is why I suggest pulling out memories from the past and describing them in a certain perspective (which I will probably touch upon in another article).

You may also project your current surroundings and self into the poem through the third-person perspective.

Hope everyone has had a great day so far!

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