Category Archives: Poetry
Here’s an idea for us busy bodies who can never seem to get our writing in!
Instead of trying to get so much time in a day, do a little each day for a week. Write short stories, even if its only 1 page front and back, write for 5 minutes, poems whatever you think of. Don’t forget to shut the world out, especially out of mind. Make a character sketch for someone you see during lunch at work, or outside in the park.
I saw this headline, and thought This is a great Idea. It doesn’t have to be poetry, but maybe a quote and can bring out the sun on a rainy day, or even jsut a day when you feel like that black is just hanging over you.
It’s a nice idea for rainy days to break up the monotony of your commute, and for those sunny days, well an excuse to carry a bigger water bottle for ‘treasure hunting’ besides you’ll be hydrating yourself, and as for the sidewalks just spray the pavement once or twice to see if there’s a surprise.
(and I want some of that ‘paint’ I could that on my handmade gifts) and why not do this at the beach too on the board walks, (would it work on wood?) or at least the pavement in the amusement parks, maybe use it for a scavenger hunt!!
This sounded somewhat how I work on my poems. They usually end up starting on a scrap piece of paper, which I actually pencil into a journal so it won’t get lost and to work on. Usually if I get a paragraph (stanza) to a freestyle Prose or rhyming poem it usually stays as is. Then I have to work on a finish (which there are some from the early 2000s I am still working on!)
Once I get the wording the way I like, I type it up into a word file, set a font I think best ‘matches’ the theme (for instance, if it’s a poem about the winter, I use the font I have with snow on the letters) so I like some form of illustration in my poems. There are some I have even included an image under.
With the end of the year here, I thought showing you how to start a journal (or just using a daily agenda as one) would be a good idea. I have a few pages above on journals theme journals etc.
is a quick summary on starting a journal. THere’s many types of journals, or to make like simpler you can just have one and carry it with you (or have a small notebook with you to jot down notes you may later want to write in the journal. I prefer one that’s I can carry but at the same time I don’t want to have to buy a bunch of book (one year I got up to 6-7 (maybe 8) pocket sized journals so I have been trying to just have a journal of at least 300 pages (if not more) that may last me the year.
You can also check out my pintrest boards for ideas on pages to write, and so on
my Journaling and smashbook pintrest board has a varitey of topics What is a Journal as well as what is a smashbook, how to start a journal, make a journal a smashbook, or a smashbook a journal, 15 different journals to keep, inspiration for ideas, journaling cards, printables, prompts, cover designs,.
You can also find more ideas on the following boards
Writing has some prompts and other help
There’s a board on book binding (you can make your own journal)
art board for ideas to decorate a page
There’s also a planner printables board (there may be something you’ll like you can print for your journal. (especially if its in binder form)
give a follow to the boards of interest (as a least once a week I add new items to boards as I find for the topics)
Poetry is not ‘ALWAYS’ boring or well strike that, not ALL poetry is boring… Haikus I, well I have a poem on those.THOSE bore me.
I don’t normally like to read others’ poems as they are personal and everyone has their own style but there is a few I have that were entertaining.
To me if it doesn’t have a rhyme or shall I say rhythm to it then it is boring. Some tell me I rhyme too much, but not all mine rhyme, that’s the way they come out. Besides just wait until I have my poems finalized and can have it published… My poems are like no others~! (or at least the format I want my book in). Oh and those friends poems by others, I plan on doing a friend section for my book (be I publish it or a company does) so you will see not all are boring.
They also forgot bad grammar, and punctuation as well as run on sentences.
actually some people who blog… their format is as a journal or you can think of blogs as a digital journal (just for the world to see) Think some have a Travel niche which means it’s a travel journal I have 3 blogs with a niche.. Entertainment, Crafts & this writing one… in a sense I do see them all as a journal as you can look back and see what your writing was like when you started it, and how it has currently evolved.
Write every day, read books on how to write and read any thing friends and family may have written!