Making a good poet’s page

Poetry is an inborn art, making a good poet’s page is the most important part though. What makes a good poet? In this post there are many areas that would make a poet to be a good poet in his/her writings.

A good poetry work comes out of a poet who would define the world through his/her subconscious eye. This comes naturally, however some would find it tedious; hence be in your own world outlook.

Secondly, a good poet should base much her/his roots on other poet’s work. You must be most certainly a voracious reader of poetry. The more you read, the more art will remain within your hand, so be a reader of poetry.

The other point is, to be a good poet is to discover your own potential, your own voice or tonality. When you have found your own voice, you will see that there will be a development of an identity. Look at the world of well-known poet’s for instance the Hughes, Longfellows, Shakespeares, Keats etc, they have their own identities.

Stop yourself the idea that a good poet has to be classical; developed in rhyme, a poet need not rhyme to be good poetry that is a major misconception. As good people say, “traditional rhyme is classic and useful and beyond beautiful, but you may find that you excel better at free verse”.

Next, don’t be confined to be a good poet. Every moment can be a good poem-every moment is an opportunity to write. Look at your world, what do you see? All those visions you see is what we call poetry, just courage them on a paper. Never get nervous on what you have written, just write and write, even if at that time you are writing it, it makes no sense to you. Always keep a pen and a writing paper, any thought that comes out jot it down. It all begins with a thought. And a good poet will later revisit his work and edit several times.

Just as any kind of sport, take yourself into practises, a good poet practises read and study closely that you feel is necessary. Read lots of other poets and them forget everything they did. Observe, feel, write, throw away, rewrite, observe, feel, rewrite such activities will contribute into a good poet. In addition to that some of the greatest poets are known for their massive a mounts of work they put into one poem, spending lots of time rewriting, correcting and refining their works. So, don’t think that you necessarily have something genius on your first go, its one of those things that takes practice and hard work if you really need to be a good poet.
A good poet will sit and think of the target audience. Choose the right audience of your particular work before it is released to the world. Some poems are written in a hardy way which will require a person who is matured in mind to converse its meaning, some poems are written in a shallow way that even a youngster can not have difficulties to find its meaning – be or find an audience really to be a good poet.

The next point to consider is a good poet will always be good at reciting his/her work a poet has to be able to recite his/her own worlds, to jam freely to music, and to name and recite the works of significant others historically.

Finally, a good poet will have an understanding of structure, prose, style: for those ones are all important tools for a poet and with any art study tends to sharpen those skills.

Remember that your poetry is your own and no one can tell you that it’s true; it has to come from your heart. As good people say “an art is in the eye of the beholder and poetry is the soul of the reader.” Poetry is personal power, personal expression, personal joy, hope, love, pain etc. poetry is what ever the poet makes it.

Bibliography
1. What makes a good poet, http//www.yahooanswers.com, 2006
2. Can I write a good poem, http//www.tribe.net, 2008

Inside Zomba white city of memories

Running, several miles to the city
Closer, a yearning rain, drizzles on your windscreen
And have a peaceful welcome into the city
Such a cold page down the upland, sees you
Is ready, laid to have us all, we strangers
Where are we going? To the eastern region
To bring joy to Chitekesa inside phalombe’s eyes
Be, we will have the city, this ancient legend
We all smile as we eat inside Zomba pine palade
It will prepare you a bed of dreams of roses
You Surveyors, tourists and wipe all your tears,
down the mountain
Inside Zomba white city of memories

Poetry Corner

A Talk Of Her Steps

Ocean of steps, a talk has the sun taken
One, two counting to the tall sketch is made
On such slab, red heart slate they crunch on the mirror
They go, a talk of her steps echo o’yee
The mother of my seeds draws near
To the mercy-seat, closer and closer she comes
To fit in the cup of double crown sets
Glancing and pounding into eyes of the king
Steps, a talk of her steps, one, two, together we went

Setting the Title of your poem

Titles can be hard to think about, writing your title is the most important thing for it serves numerous purposes to the audience or readers, hence this post is dwelt much on setting the title of the poem.

Before long, do we  really know  kinds of titles as poets? Here are some suggestions:

a) Theme titles
If you can recall on how to develop your theme of the recent post, themes can serve as titles in the poem. These kinds of titles give a general overview, thus theme of the poem. They signal the readers or audience of what is being talked about in your poem by catching it, the reader knows the whole story of your poem through judgements.

b) Descriptive titles
As good people say, a good title catches the eye of the reader so does such titles. These kinds of titles tend to attract, notify, create interest and draws attention from itself down to the words on the page.

c) Titles in the subject
These are at least similar to theme titles for they make audience or readers know who or what is much significant in the poem, which might aid their analysis and overall understanding.

d) Titles from the first line
Thise also must draw the interest of the reader into reading the staff of the poem. It must excite, astound and enthrall, it must make the reader want more.

e) Phrase or line within titles
This has to have a synopsis of the whole story in the poem, has to have a summary of your poem.

Poem titles have to serve a nice environments to readers. They have to be intriguing, dynamic, and thought-provoking, has to introduce the poem to the reader, act as their emissary, and has to set the pace. They should help the poem to expand, has to invite the reader into the poem.

Therefore, setting the title of your poem correctly will make the whole work of your poem enjoyable to read. There are so many ways of how to set your poem in perfect order and can add the excellence of your poem. Here are some points to think about as you are setting the title.

1. A scene of the poem
2. Heart of the poem
3. A reference point of the poem
4. Genre of writing
5. Underlying essence of the poem
6. Context of the poem

Following those points above, you can make a good title of your poem. You can set your title after you have written your poem or before you have written the poem and then change it later. You can also set your title by looking at a small part of line in the poem that would start to read the reader into the poem. In addition, you can set the title by looking at the way the title can give important information not yet in the poem. You can also set the title by looking at the way the title can name something happening in the poem that will enrich the poem once the reader is done reading.

You can also set your title by looking at the last few lines of the poem or by looking at your title especially at an important phrase. You can also just let the poem itself decide which line to serve as a title.

We have seen how the title of the poem is important, a poem that has not title is hard to assess its meaning. The title of the poem serves as a tool to catch the readers’ or audience’s attention, setting the page, has to set a scene or introduce a speaker, or give hint but not the whole story of what the poem is going to be a bout has to suggest the heart of the poem……..so many areas.

Poets of such nature are what the world wants. To be a poet is to choose the leaderships of the painted world. We dwell much on the title for it gives the whole overview of us in emotions. Because we are the poets so let it be in our world as we set our titles. And with that we preserve our art.

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