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There are probably as many reasons to write poetry as there are people that write it. When my first book came out and I started doing interviews for it, why I write poetry was one of the questions that popped up. Below was my answer.
"I write poetry to be able to say things, feel things that I can't seem to be able to express or feel anywhere else."
Of course I'm sure there is a lot more to it than that but that is it when you get right down to the nitty gritty.
Finding Inspiration to Write Poetry:
Three major things I do to get my words on the page when I'm not feeling inspired.
- I look at my photos or public domain pictures until something calls the words forward.
- I pull out my magnets and randomly choose words until a poem begins to form, such as, How to Create a Poem with Magnetic Poetry.
- I get a dictionary and randomly open to a page to find a word and do an acrostic poem such as Lipstick or Penetrate, and one of my favorite acrostic poems is the one that I did for the word Poetry itself. .
Playing with my words
Opens the door
Rather than feeling stuck
Yet again in stagnation
Where do you find inspiration when you aren't feeling poetic?
Day after tomorrow OctPoWriMo begins. I would love to hear why you write poetry in the comments below with a link to one of your favorite poems you have written on your blog or a link to one of your poems on Twitter or Instagram if you don't have a blog.
Remember to have compassion for your poetry process during the OctPoWriMo journey.
1 More Day until OctPoWriMo!
Morgan Dragonwillow is a poet, author, foodie, urban gardener, and recovering perfectionist, that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo You can find her Playing with Words on her blog. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.You can also find her on Google+