Poetry Writing Tips

Writers --- write, painters --- paint, poets --- poem!


Poetry writing is a great emotional outlet, even when you can’t fathom your feelings.


There are several elements that are important in order to write a poetry, but the thing with poetry is that just because something worked for one poem doesn’t mean that it will apply to another too.


The good thing about poetry is the creative freedom that comes with it. There’s so much that you can do with it, there are so many types and forms of poetry to choose from.


Aspiring poets often get intimidated and are scared to find the type of poetry that works best for them.




The message is the most significant part of your poem: what are you trying to communicate?

It should be clear so the reader can easily understand what you’re trying to get across.

Decide on the length and shape of each stanza.

Experiment and play around with different structures and forms: some poems work better with a structured layout or work well as a concrete poem. You can only learn to find the right structure by practicing.


The tone of the poem is another important ingredient, as it has the power to influence the reader’s feelings.


A poem with a consistent rhythm has the power to stick with the reader or listener for a long time. You will find a natural rhythm when you start writing, but just like every poem doesn’t have to rhyme a consistent pattern isn’t a measure for a good poem.