Creative expression is a tool that people use to understand themselves better, connect with fellow humans, and grow spiritually. Unfortunately, many people don’t see themselves as creative types. They figure the only way to be creative is to draw, paint, sing, act, or play an instrument. And if they can’t do any of these things, they assume they aren’t creative.
Is that true? Are there really people who don’t get to enjoy the blessings of creative expression and connection? No. That’s only true if you believe in a very restricted, often privileged definition of creativity. The truth is that there are many types of creativity, and everyone is creative in some way.
Keep reading to explore some of the many types of creativity and discover how your imagination and originality comes alive.
Unfortunately, an artist’s or inventor’s “final product” is often used as a litmus test for creativity. If that...
When you first start writing poems, a book might seem a far-fetched idea.
Though soon enough, you’re going to have a repertoire of poems you’re most proud of and which deserve to be showcased.
Not to mention, publishing a poetry book might even become a passive income stream for you. This is highly possible these days, with the far-reaching hands of the internet. But more about that later.
You might think that a poetry collection is just all the poems a writer has ever created sandwiched under a single book cover.
But that is far from the truth.
There is a process to creating a poetry book that is presentable, readable, and, of course, sellable.
What elements do you need to write a poetry book?
Once you know what you need to do, it’s actually quite simple.
Whether you already have a collection of poems and wish to turn them into a book. Or you’re still in the writing process, with the book goal in mind as your final...
So you want to know how to write a quatrain poem…
Ocean waves, flower petals, the pulse in your wrist, a song you hear in the distance, a heartbeat, a snowflake…
What do all of these things have in common?
In each of these elements, you can see the manifestation of rhythm. A pattern that infinitely repeats itself throughout our reality.
Right now, take a moment to look around you. What patterns do you see?
A painting with repeated brush strokes and color patterns. A leaf on a tree with symmetrical lines dispersing out from the mid-rib. The clouds in the sky that glide in an almost-illusive formation.
In what appears to be a chaotic world, there is structure disguised in plain sight.
Rhythm and repetition are intrinsic parts of our everyday life but what does this have to do with quatrain poems?
Coincidentally enough, another example of a prominent pattern in our lives is - language.
Word patterns repeat through centuries and transform on a...
So you want to know how to write poetically...
First, let’s start with a question:
What makes a piece of writing poetic?
Whether you’re a regular writer of poetry or someone looking to enhance your writing technique, writing poetically is a skill accessible to everyone.
Writing takes on a poetic form when you step into the realm of imagination and start to share the story inside of you.
Poetry, poetic prose, and creative writing are all about the expression of feelings and emotions.
But sometimes, it can be a struggle to write out your thoughts, feelings, and inner stories to reach others in a meaningful way.
So, how can you employ the use of poetic elements to translate your inner landscape into beautiful writing?
The quickest way to connect with someone is through their senses. And likely, there are five to choose from.
You are not just retelling the story for...
So you want to know how to write slam poetry.
Widening of your pupils, dampness of your palms, heart rapidly pounding the inner wall of your rib cage...
These are just some of the physical effects your body echoes while, and shortly after, listening to powerful slam poetry.
Just like music, poetry taps deep into the reserve of human emotion. It is no surprise that in many cultures, the words song and poem are still used interchangeably.
The difference between a slam poem and a song is that the strength of slam literally and symbolically moves people without any music involved.
Through the power of spoken word alone, the slam artist is able to bridge the gap between the performer and audience, transcend societal and cultural divides, and change perspectives.
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to write a good slam poem, the simple answer is passion.
The most powerful slam poems do have some other important elements. So, what is slam poetry all about?
In our society, there is a tendency to think that poetic expression is solely a personal experience; a talent somewhat isolated from the majority of other people.
You write by yourself, you write about your feelings and your experiences of the world, and, for some reason, that creates an elitist poetic bubble around the title of ‘poet’.
The truth is that poets exist in every community. Whether people or their society identify them as poets or not, is a different story.
Simply put: poetry is a form of communication that is accessible to everyone. It’s a way to express your inner, emotional landscape through words. And those words are aimed at the hearts of others in our global community.
You see, poetry is ultimately a shared experience. And two voice poetry proves exactly that.
A way to understand what a two-voice poem is, is to think of it as a dialogue. A conversation between two ideas, two entities, human or otherwise,...
Many notable minds, like Noam Chomsky - a multidisciplinary linguist, have recognized that: “language creates reality”. But who creates language and decides how it’s used?
People. The power of creating a reality starts with you.
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘sweevil’? What creature do you imagine when you read about the ‘Jabberwocky’? Can you picture a cow jumping over the moon?
These words might seem ridiculous and you will ask yourself what is the point of something that makes no sense?
Well, nonsense poetry wants you to take the time to consider the alternate reality created by its nonsensical verses.
There is an undeniable purpose behind the gibberish of this style of poetic expression.
Nonsense challenges the established way of thinking. It bends the accepted use of language until it breaks open the shell of where you’ve been hiding your creative genius.
So, what do you need to know about...
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