5 Easy Ways to write a poem for Beginners

How to write poem for Beginners

If you are searching for how to write a poem/ good poem for beginners then this article will surely help you. Here, you’ll learn 5 easy ways to write a poem for beginners.

Here, you'll learn 5 easy ways to write a poem for beginners.
  1. Express your thoughts: Pen down your feelings whatever it may be anger, love, furious, depression, regretful. Just pen it down in your flow on your diary or mobile notepad. Observe people and nature around you to amplify your inspiration.

  REMEMBER Poetry is a sign of creative and imaginative mind. Writing a poem is not about faking the emotions, it’s about the absorbing the emotions.

2. Read aloud: Once you write down your feelings on paper, now you have to read them again and again. You will get to know your mistakes by yourself, edit them such as grammatical mistakes, tenses and add more significant words which lead to our next point.

If you can add similes, alliteration, or rhymes that’s good for beginner’s level. But a poem can be written in free verse too, where there are no rules, rhyme schemes as compared to the challenging poetic forms.

3. Use of tools: For adding more significant words, you can search its synonyms at thesaurus or Google dictionary. Rhyming websites such as rhymingzone.com and rhymer.com can be very useful. I use these tools too.

There are numerous sites for haiku checker too- you can count your poems syllable if you experience difficulty in counting. I will share how to write “Haiku” and what I faced difficulty while writing haiku later on. If you want to know, comment and tell me on comment box. Try don’t to overuse the usage of rhyming words, sometimes it spoils the beauty of your poem. So, keep it simple and plain.

4. Connect with other poets: Once you scribble down your thoughts onto paper. It’s time to read other poets and writers. There are different platforms for the community of poets such as – tumblr.com, medium.com, Miraquill(formerly Mirakee), WordPress, Google Plus, Wattpad, Instagram. I read and connect with other poets/ writers at WordPress, Mirakee, and Instagram.

On instagram there are several popular poetry pages I follow such as ‘Her Heart Poetry’, ‘By Me Poetry’, ‘Poetry Foundation’, ‘Omypoetry’, ‘Unerase Poetry’.

WordPress helps me to connect with more like-minded people. Besides, Mirakee and other platforms are also best at their own.

5. Prompt Writing: After scribbling, connecting with people. It’s time for “Prompt Writing”. Prompt writing helps you to express your thoughts, imagination in more creative ways. Prompt can be anything it may be a few words, sentences, or images. It helps you to keep track of your writing path.

I know some writers who post prompts, weekly,daily on instagram and WordPress.

Some of them I follow on Instagram- Vaani by Shivani, Arshiya ki Shore, Nudrat, Anonymousxonly By Saakshi Agrawal, OlwenDaisy , Writersday.

WordPress- Some of you have already been familiar to the various prompts started by the Blogger in WordPress. Few of them are:

  1. What Do you See Challenge by Sajde
  2. Saturday Six Word Story Prompt by Shweta Suresh
  3. Eugi’s Prompt by Eugenia
  4. One liner Wednesday by Linda Hill
  5. Stream of Consciousness Saturday by Linda Hill
  6. Three Lines Tales by Sonya
  7. Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge by Fandango
  8. Crimson Creative Challenge by Crispina Kemp
  9. Photo Challenge by Nekreenaj
  10. Reena’s Xploration Challenge by Reena.

 I know these are only few, if you are hosting prompt/s share your prompts challenge here in the comment box. Other bloggers will happy to join in your challenge too.

Thank you :)) I hope you enjoyed it.

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40 thoughts on “5 Easy Ways to write a poem for Beginners”

  1. A lovely article. I’ve been writing for ages… I’m an old gal. Another bit of advice I received from beloved teachers was to always (at least starting out) write about what you know. Even when writing fiction there always seems to be some small grain of truth or remembrance of something that was real.

    haiku can be a challenge with several definitions by various societies. Some folks still like the syllable count of 5,7,5 but there are others such as syllable counts of 3,5,3. Or four line verses that have a total of 12 syllables. Write what you are comfortable with and always enjoy yourself. 😀

    Continued success 😀

    1. Thank you so much Jules for reading and sharing your thoughts. Yes, that was so true. We always write about something we already knew or what is happening/happened to our surroundings.

      Oh, I didn’t knew about that rules. I was always confused of tanka, haiku and senryu/senry? And know this😪.

      Btw, thank you so much again for sharing.
      Stay healthy and be connected 🙏🏻
      Dakshali 🌻✨

      1. The big difference between haiku and senryu;
        haiku is written about nature. (Think of mountains and trees.)
        senryu is written about human nature. (Think of two people talking to each other.)

        I hope that helps 😀
        Best to you. ~Jules

          1. At my friend Colleen’s site Wordcraftpoetry (dot) com she has this at her Cheat Sheet section about Tanka:

            5-7-5-7-7 syllable structure. Tanka consist of 5 lines written in the first-person point of view from the perspective of the poet. The third line is considered your “pivot,” but feel free to let it happen anywhere, or to exclude it. It is not mandatory. If you use a pivot, the meaning should apply to the first two lines, as well as the last two lines of your tanka. Tanka are untitled and do not rhyme.

            But there is also another form that
            explains a Tanka prose

            “TANKA PROSE: Tanka prose 5-7-5-7-7, or short, long, short, long, long. There are many tanka prose combinations, such as Idyll: (One prose paragraph and one tanka) tanka/prose, or prose/tanka; Verse Envelope: tanka/prose/tanka; Prose Envelope: prose/tanka/prose, including alternating prose and verse elements of your choice.

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