Balroop, this is a wonderful guest post and no need to fear them! 😀I was thoroughly engrossed in your words as you travel fluidly from what poetry means to you, your first writings to its spiritual power and the energy poetry brings both to the writer and reader, itself becoming a transformitive experience. Your first paragraph about poetry is lyrical and a fantastic imagery of the glacier…I just adore this idea and it’s one that will stay with me. Your poem extracts are truly beautiful, profound and thought provoking – shining examples to your craft of poems. An inspiring post…maybe I’ll even try and write a bit of poetry now and then! ❤️
Nice post. I would add a couple of bits of advice for those who want to write poetry: the first is that it is very simple - most people don't do it and anything you write at all will impress people. I only write rhymed verse, because it is a bit more difficult but a lot more impressive. (Just my opinion.) A lot of people write four line verses, with the rhyme scheme AABB. If you change this to ABAB it usually sounds much better, and often little or no changes are needed other than swapping the lines. Don't force a rhyme - if you have to end a line with something like "We did eat" then you need to rewrite it, because it sounds clunky. Similarly given a few minutes thought you can generally swap words out and fix lines with too many or too few syllables. If this doesn't work, put it aside for half an hour and try again. While a specific time and quiet surrounding are nice, I write at work in an engineering office, in rapid email exchanges against a group of people who are probably a lot better than I. The best poems are published in the company newsletter, not because they are good but because I am the editor. Remember, don't worry if it's perfect, just keep at it.
"How Much Do I Love/Not Love You" Poem
Top of Old Smokey" Poem
these funny poetry books, click on the covers!