Writing Poetry

7716writerSo I was thinking about poetry a lot this week. I’m in the midst of this like wondering moment if you will; a pondering of thoughts concerning poetry. I noticed that the inspiration I have to write poetry is different than the inspiration to write in general. It’s not like just sitting down and just writing but more like a wanting to express myself in a deeper way I suppose. To be more detailed, and filled with expression. For me writing poetry specifically cannot be forced. I don’t know if I could be asked and then write on the spot. It doesn’t come to me that way. For me it has to flow naturally, almost like breathing, it has to be inside of me and then I can let the words exhale from within me. Not to just write but to do so creatively, metaphorically, symbolically, lyrically. When I started writing poetry it was for reasons many start to write. I wrote what I could not speak, and what I could not speak I wrote down. Finding compassion and solace in the spaces between the words. And often going back to read what I felt and to see if I could still relate to those feelings or if I’d grown some.

Does the writing of poetry for you involve a similar process as writing in general or is there a different method involved?

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Yecheilyah

I write Black Historical Fiction, Poetry, and Inspirational Non-Fiction for the Freedom of all People. Visit me on the web at yecheilyahysrayl.com/

3 thoughts on “Writing Poetry”

  1. When I write poetry it is almost always an emotional response to something. It is pure emotion. I don’t have to worry about using correct grammar or punctuation, I can just speak from the heart. When I write novels or blog posts, I have passion, but I must think like an editor and ensure I follow “the rules”.

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    1. Right. Poetry seems to come from the heart mostly and even the rules that do exist for poetry are so not followed by me! I know there’s the blah blah and the blah but I’m honestly not thinking about that when I’m writing a poem.

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