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I like to use a small inconspicuous notebook. I got this one at a dollar store

Carry this with you and write! Write! WRITE! Even if you have nothing to say!

Feel uninspired? There are certain forms that I use to help get thoughts down.

1. The haiku: This one is great for getting small images. The format is simple: three lines of 5-7-5 syllables.

The man up front sings Some people listen to him The rest of them eat

Another good one is the limerick

There once was a man from Nantucket Who kept all his cash in a bucket One day he found god Which left him quite awed What of the bucket? Chuck it!

Don't worry about structure or rhyme, just write what seems right for that particular poem.

The final step is to write write write! A skill like poetry must be practiced.

Another good way to find inspiration is to imitate the poetry of a person you admire. (To write poetry, it is important to read poetry)

I hope this guide will be helpful to someone who is seeking to enrich their life through literature. Have fun!

  • 1.0 Pen or Pencil
  • Paper
  • Willpower