How do I write a really interesting poem?
Everytime I ask about a poem, I only get one or two answers, though I ask for negative criticism as well.
What is necessary to make a poem interesting? Rhymes often make the poem sound immature, in my opinion, unless the poet is extremely skilled. What should I focus on when writing? Should I hold onto the poem for a few days and di many revisions before posting it? Is that it?
Answer by synopsis
Go out and walk around in your home town. You are looking for something different (this will make a good core for your poem): you are looking for something I probably wouldn’t see in my home town.
Once you have got used to seeing only the things that make you special (the best poems are news, but most things can be news as long as you are not used to them), choose something that is really worth seeing, something that you know would interest me if you told me about it.
But don’t tell me about it. Make me see it.
Do that, and you will have a good poem.
Even if you only get half way there, you will still have a poem that is worth working on.
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