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Monday, September 12, 2016

Writing Ramblings: Where do I Find Poetry Inspiration?


Some of you are asking where I get the inspiration to write one poem a day, every day, or, as in recent times, 10 poems in one sitting? To be honest, I don’t know.

I think poetry comes from within, but I also think poetry is an expression of subconscious observance and emotion, no matter how conscientiously you write and design your piece. Most days, I sit at my computer, and say: “I have to write the poems, now.” If I don’t get a starting line in my head, I do a search on “poetry types” and pick a web site.

Most web sites list poetry types with what defines them. I just follow the site’s examples, in order, to decide what type of poem I should be writing, and then I write the first part line that comes into my head. This has become easier with practice.

Of course, there are days when I need a bit of extra help, so I pick a genre like fantasy, or science fiction, or dark. Other days I’ll pick a topic like ‘trolls’, ‘mermaids’, ‘werewolves’, ‘vampires’, or ‘starships’, and move from there.

In the week, or so, when writing my poetry, I referenced the following sites for inspiration:


2 comments:

  1. I use Creative-Writing.com too!!! :D

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  2. Thanks JP! I tried to look it up, but couldn't find it. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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