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Poetry masters – The Sonnet

The Sonnet The sonnet or ‘little song’, is a 14 line poem, typically, although not exclusively, concerned with the subject of love. The word sonnet stems from the Latin ‘suono’. meaning ‘a sound’. Sonnets contain internal rhymes within their 14 lines; the exact rhyme scheme depends on the style of sonnet. The Shakespearean Sonnet aContinue reading “Poetry masters – The Sonnet”

Creative Poetry

Sometimes it’s interesting to think of a concept or feeling, consider writing a poem about being optimistic, it could be about taking hold of the day – seizing opportunity. Maybe write about a time in your life when you achieved this or about what and how you will achieve in the future – let yourContinue reading “Creative Poetry”

Creative Poetry Practice

One of the great things about writing poetry is that you are never incorrect, what constitutes a good or bad poem is merely in the eye of the reader. However, creative poetry requires regular practice, the more time you give to your craft the more creative you become. Try to make time to write eachContinue reading “Creative Poetry Practice”

Contemporary Haiku

Today, poets don’t have to write haiku that solely focus on nature, a contemporary haiku can explore any subject. Although in the example below Kerouac conforms to this tradition (but not the 5-7-5). “Above all, a haiku must be very simple and free of all poetic trickery and make a little picture and yet beContinue reading “Contemporary Haiku”

NaPoWriMo (day 8)

We are now into day eight of the poetry writing quest, as inspiration why not try a Golden Shovel Poem (devised by Terrance Hayes in homage to poet Gwendolyn Brooks), where the last words of each line in a Golden Shovel poem are, in order, words from a line or lines taken from a poem.Continue reading “NaPoWriMo (day 8)”