Writing 2.9 – Poetry

So very often People ask me: „How do you do this? Write a Poem? How does it work?“ All I do in these cases is shrug my shoulders and say: Well, I don’t know. It just happens. There are certain circumstances that make me want to write, but basically I can’t tell. Now I found an answer on brainsnorts inc. which is so perfect and which I could’ve never written myself. Enjoy!

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po·et·ry  (poh-i-tree)   noun

writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm.


po·et·ry  (poh-i-tree)   noun

saying as much as possible in as few words as possible, in a unique way


“You can’t write a good poem about sadness.  But you can write a great poem about a homeless man sleeping on a park bench as it begins to snow on Christmas Eve.”

Dr. Philip Cioffari

“Anyone can write a poem, but not anyone can write a good poem.”


We can debate all day about what makes a good or bad poem, whether or not a poem should have rhyme or rhythm, if punctuation is needed after each line or at all, and if “pine” and “thin” are…

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