Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry.

Of all forms of writing, poetry is perhaps the most natural, but also the one most hedged around with rules. Everyone writes a kind of poetry at some times in their lives. At school it is almost the very first thing that we are encouraged to do. After childhood poems become the tortured outpourings of adolescence. This is likely to be a kind of emotional diary fueled by hormones and rage. Poetry from this period of our lives can be a cry of help, or a way of dealing with emotional distress. Mature writers can come upon poems that they wrote in this period and be shocked by the vividness and genuine force of their writing. The problem often comes when, as adults , people want to express themselves through poetry and find that the only models they have from several generations, even centuries, ago. Reading theses masters, it can feel impossible to imagine emulating them by writing poetry of your own. It can seem too difficult, or a job for those with a particular kind of education.

As new poets, what we need to do is to try and bring back the spirit of play. To tap into the child we were, or the adolescent we were, and to see if we can do now what we did without thinking back then. And we are going to start small. Very small!

There are numerous forms of poetry and you have to understand which one you would want to pick up. There is no right or wrong in poetry, just listen to your heart and start putting the poem together and in no time you will realise that you have created something that can either bring a tear in the eye or give someone internal peace! The satisfaction you will achieve can not be imagined. So don’t waste anymore time and start blogging right here. Join the poetry group and share your work with others.