Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Top Ten Tips for Writing Perfectly Penned Poems

Since next Wednesday starts National Poetry Month (no, it's not a joke!), I've published my top ten tips for writing perfectly penned poems (do you like my use of alliteration? Oh yeah, it's a poetic device). You can read my article on Associated Content. And then you'll write fabulous poetry and totally pass me up and become the next U.S. Poet Laureate. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't share these with you...


UTSquishy said...

I wrote a poem recently.
It's an Ode, yes an actual Ode—
I looked up the proper Ode structure and everything.
It's even in Iambic Pentameter.
My poetry writing tip (for structured Poetry, not that Namby Pamby Free Verse Prose) is to use a spreadsheet (Excel or Google Docs)
Use a couple columns to work things out, if you don't like what's going on in Column A but aren't quite ready to delete those words for good (maybe they'll fit better elsewhere in the poem), move to Column B and try again.
I kept the Rhyming Structure in Column C.

orangemily said...

Interesting tips!

Nicole said...

I'll leave the poetry writing to the pros who like to rhyme and write prose. Ha!