(Closed) Does anyone here write poetry?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hehe, this is kind of stemming from the tattoo thread, but I definitely used to write poetry.  I still write, just moreso creative non-fiction.

I do love reading poetry though.  Namely.. Marge Piercy, Sylvia Plath, and (obviously) Leonard Cohen.

Post # 4
Member
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love to write poetry! It has been a while since I have had the chance to write anything but I’ve been doing it for awhile. No one I know is interested in it and when I get excited that I wrote a new one, no one seems to care. Which is a bit frusturating.

I mainly like to write about things that are happening in my life or about people that I know that are going through something :”]]

Post # 5
Member
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I high school and college I wrote some here and there, but then dropped it all together for a few years.  Wedding planning has definitely brought out my corney creative side.  I’ve thus far written two (corney) poems for my bridesmaids and I’m working on a few more for other attendents.  It’s been a lot of fun.

Post # 6
Member
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with superbrook. The wedding has inspired me quite a bit :”]] I wrote one for the little ones who will be in my wedding and had it printed on a puzzle :”]

Post # 7
Member
439 posts
Helper bee

I write poetry about worms.  Yes, worms.  I realized several years ago that all my good poetry was about worms, so I started working on a “worm collection.”  I read some of it at a conference several years ago.  It has been growing since then, but it’s not something I’d ever try to publish.

I’m not a creative writer by any means.  I’m a writer but I’m a technical, analytical writer.

Post # 10
Member
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Here’s a poem I wrote in high school that everyone really liked.. I found it the other day and it made me realize how uninhibited I was with writing back then.  Hopefully I can get back to that place again soon.
In a brief and quiet moment
I felt your breath on my cheek, 
your hands on my hips. 
You exhaled and 
I felt your heart in my spine. 
My legs shook. 
Embers dropped like rainfall.
I kept a box of birthday letters. 
They got delivered to your coffin. 
I never wanted you to grow old;
I thought maybe after you saved lives 
and grew wings 
you could avoid death — such an inevitable pause in eternity.
Out of the corner of my eye I saw you cross the street, 
legs like skeletons.. eyes like arrows. 
Dust from your heels scratched my eyes. 
They were losing colour, 
moon shaped and leaking.
Her back against the wall, 
the bare bulb a glow on her chest. 
An empty hallway for mice to breed in; 
bats to sweep the ceiling.

Post # 13
Member
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t, but mr. jduck does. He’s actually a slam poet!

Post # 16
Member
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SweetRose2011: aww, you should try it again! Especially if everyone loved you the first time. I think slam audiences are very supportive and welcoming – at least around here – and I bet the nervous-ness goes away after awhile! You might see if there are poetry circles in your area, where people just come together and workshop and critique each other’s poems. Pretty much like this thread, I guess. 🙂

The topic ‘Does anyone here write poetry?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors