The meter is the beat of the poem. A pattern of emphasized and unemphasized syllables is one of the ways in which poetry differs from prose.
Part of writing poetry is choosing exactly the right word. The right word leaves your reader or listener hungry for more.
One of the greatest factors in the impact and effectiveness of a poem is its perspective. By this we mean subject matter, voice, and setting.
Form may cover such aspects as the rhyme scheme or the number of syllables per line.
Just a few hours out and a few hours back, Winding down backroads and seeing the view,Rolling through towns, fields, and pastures, Rediscovering the old as though something new. We call it a day trip, an excursion or outing, But it’s much like our lives every day, too—Learning, growing, seeking, and working, Rediscovering the old… Continue reading Something Old, Something New
Understanding the technical side of poetry can help us when we’re stuck in a rut or need to revise a verse for greater impact.
Thank You, God, for making wind,
For the mighty storms that You send;
Thank You for the rainbow’s bend.
Thank You, God, for Kansas.
Although Walt Mason’s poetry is now largely forgotten except by dedicated history buffs, in his own day “Uncle Walt” was the most widely read poet in America.
Short poems feature bugs that will be familiar to nearly every Kansas child, and children from other places, as well.
Because each line of most knitting verses corresponds to a particular movement of the needles, knitting rhymes evolved for instruction.