Poetry, like art, is an expression of one’s innermost feelings. I’ve stated it in several articles and in my first book, Bring our Casket Home.
A lot of people see poetry as something close to Mathematics and flee it. A few others think it is like tissue, easy to use, and throw in the toilet. So then, what is poetry and how do we write it?
Poetry is all we feel – within and without. But it is more, it is a painting of pictures into words making one see what you are writing easily through the mind’s eyes.
So, if you feel the urge to write poetry, think of how to make words vivid. More, read good poetry from Shakespeare to Milton, to Hyginus Ekwuazi, to amu nnadi, to Byron, to Alexander Pope and all the great guys out there. Write in practice and read a whole lot more. Compare what you write with these ones and always try to keep getting better.
Yup, hit me up so we see what you got. We might trade a few secrets to the trade.
Meanwhile, Happy New Month and God bless you.