Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Learning to be a poet

by Shaun Gibson (writer), Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, September 15, 2013

A circle of words I have yet to understand, but one will try....

My quest in trying to be a poet, I read a lot and try to find the meaning and understanding


Learning to be a poet has made me climb the walls if I am being honest, I did a few and frankly, they were rubbish, but I guess they were my rubbish. I read a LOT of poems from Jen on here and a few others and many on Word Press and I always struggle to find the meaning, I got the meaning in 2 over the weekend, and I was, well, chuffed to bits

Doing a poem for me is like writing a song, expressing the poem is like singing the song, you have to feel it, it has to come from a place only the write can feel and know, and the reader will find their meaning in it, or the same meaning, this I notice on my quest to be a better poet. Spreading the old wings in writing is something I want to do, so this is fun, but annoying in a kind of, watching big brother, night time TV kind of way

So I am toying with a few, when I did mine I always made them rhyme, and to me they looked ok, but I put too much on rhyming, I was told by a few poets, they are good, some said they were poor, I like honesty better lol

So in my quest to be a poet I may throw the odd poem on here, all I ask is, please, be gentle and give me honest feedback as I learn the art of putting my emotions or made up ones from who knows where into pen

Thanks :-)

About the Writer

I was a Football manager then I had to stop because of the pain so took up writing. I am average, but the sentiment is there. I want to make this a better world I want to laugh. I have a partner and 4 kids, 2 sons who are older teenagers, and 2 daughters under 4. Share the care x
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