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  • #51346
    Katherine Baker
    @kb-writer

    @libby

    A lot of my poetry then was inspired in part by Robert Frost and Robert Lous Stevenson, so it was very childlike and lighthearted. They all fall somewhere between cute and pitiful, but that’s one of my favorite nonsensical ones.

    You should post an earlier poem! I love seeing that I’m not alone. 🙂

    Always remember you're unique...
    ...Just like everyone else

    #51362
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @kb-writer That poem is adorable!

     


    @libby
     @kb-writer @h-jones

    So,  I was wondering… Who inspires you the most in writing these styles of poems? And how do you brainstorm best?

    #51602
    Katherine Baker
    @kb-writer

    So, I was wondering… Who inspires you the most in writing these styles of poems? And how do you brainstorm best?

    I was most inspired during these poems by Robert Lous Stevenson, though Robert Frost also inspired me some.

    Great question! I can’t wait to hear what the others say.

    Always remember you're unique...
    ...Just like everyone else

    #51806
    Libby
    @libby

    @evelyn I was inspired originally by Tolkien and Robert Louis Stevenson, and as I read more poetry, William Wordsworth has inspired me greatly in the poetry realm.  Another inspiration to me would be my friends who write poetry.  Whether they’re good at it or are not born poets, I love reading their works and being inspired by how persistent they are in learning, writing, and never giving up.  I am also just inspired by life – who isn’t? 😉

    I brainstorm best by…actually, I don’t know how I brainstorm!  I just think up of something and right it down.  It’s like a path: the first line I write comes to my head, and my thoughts wander on from there to somewhere…and when I get there, it’s usually someplace unexpected. 🙂

    Does that answer your questions?  Is there anything else?  And what about you?


    @kb-writer
    Yes, I know!  I love Robert Louis Stevenson’s children’s poems! 😀

    Okay, here’s an earlier poem, sweet and short!

    Chai Tea

    My tea is hot, it’s good to drink,
    I think you’d like it, too.
    It is Chai Tea and it’s the best,
    And love it? Yes I do!

    "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

    #51899
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @libby @kb-writer So I’ve never read Robert Louis Stevenson’s children’s poems, so I’ve have to look into that.

    For children’s poetry, I’m probably most inspired by Shel Silverstein and A. A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh.

    And… Chai tea… mmm. Yes. 🙂

    So have you guys found any books or resources that help you in your poetry writing? Over the past couple weeks, I’ve really been trying to improve my writing. Do you guys have any suggestions?

    #52092
    Katherine Baker
    @kb-writer

    @libby @evelyn

    I almost missed you asking about brainstorming! I’ve very similar to Libby. Sometimes I’ll just get an idea (like how delicate roses are or how beautiful rainy days can be) and a line or two, and it just snowballs from there.

    The chai tea poem is adorable! I love it (and chai tea. I’m a self-admitted tea addict).

    I love A.A. Milne! Believe it or not, I actually never read any Winnie the Pooh until I was much older (probably 12 or 13). The art and writing are so sweet though. I couldn’t help but fall in love. Shel Silverstein is adorable as well, and I was never introduced to his poems until a few months ago.

    Resources… I once got a second-hand poetry book that I can’t remember the name of… The greatest thing I learned from it was to think outside the box. Writing free prose, writing in “letter form”, etc.

    Watching and emulating a wide variety of different poets and outlines is another way I improved. One of my favorite poems I wrote so far was inspired after reading Story Embers’ Cindy Green’s poem, “Letter to a Wildflower Friend” and trying to emulate the style with my own idea.

    Always remember you're unique...
    ...Just like everyone else

    #52115
    Libby
    @libby

    @evelyn @kb-writer

    I love A.A. Milne!  I can’t believe I forgot about him!  And I’m an all-round Winnie the Pooh lover <3

    As for resources or books, I actually don’t have any.  (which is probably not a good thing).  The way I learned was from reading other poets’ works.  I would love any suggestions anyone has.

    Here’s the funniest, earliest poem I wrote.  It makes me laugh so hard! XD

    Dick

    We looked around from shop to shop,
    Trying to find a big red mop.

    I’m sorry to say, we had no luck–
    Instead we bought a small, pet duck.

    I named him Dick, for I liked that name,
    And it never did change, he stayed the same.

    Dick then became my new best friend
    And our friendship never did end,

    Until he did die, oh my poor Dick!
    For cholera came ’round and he got so sick.

    He died the next night, and I was so sad
    I cried so hard that I nearly went mad!

    “We are all sad,” the pastor did say,
    For Dick’s funeral was the very next day.

    So that’s the story of my pet, Dick,
    And I hope you find a friend, so dear, but not sick!

    "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

    #52162
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @kb-writer @libby

    “I love A.A. Milne! Believe it or not, I actually never read any Winnie the Pooh until I was much older (probably 12 or 13). The art and writing are so sweet though. I couldn’t help but fall in love.”

    I had the same experience! It wasn’t until lately that I actually sat down an began to read any of this work, but after that, I can’t stop! It’s so sweet!

    Wow… poor dick! xD @libby

    You know the first poem I ever wrote was thus:

    A pool

    Is cool.

     

    Yup. xD

    #52167
    Katherine Baker
    @kb-writer

    @libby

    That unfortunate duck. That’s awful (and hilarious).


    @evelyn

    Well, your poem just about sums everything up. What more is there to say? 😛

     

    Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) The Typing Poem is the earliest one I have. I’m sure I did more, but those have been lost or destroyed over the years.

    This one is probably my worst poem (my younger sister criticized it once (as she did with many of my poems), much to my annoyance. Now, however, I get it.

     

    Color

    Once upon a time on a cloudy night,

    I saw something that was such a fright,

    Not a single color,

    Nothing blue or green, for

    All that you could see was, sadly, black and white.

     

    Then, before my eyes, it was bright as day,

    I saw all the colors in their brilliant array,

    I saw blue and yellow,

    Makes a happy fellow,

    I saw all the colors and I finally could say,

     

    “There was once a time when color I didn’t see,

    I would long for color and I would plea,

    ‘Color, I really want it’,

    And then, with color the world lit,

    And now I run though color with glee.”

     

    Always remember you're unique...
    ...Just like everyone else

    #52169
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @kb-writer Oh! I like it. I love the idea of running through colors with glee.

    #52889
    Libby
    @libby

    @kb-writer I love that poem!  It’s very sweet and pensive and has a character all its own self, enhanced even more by the imperfections that you mentioned. 🙂  First stanza’s my favorite.


    @evelyn

    A pool
    Is cool

    Ditto to what Katherine said. XD

    I have yet another early poem to bless you with and make you smile (hopefully :))

    Snowflake

    Snowflake tumbling in the air,
    Oh so beautiful and fair.

    Never a burden on your back,
    Like potatoes in a sack.

    Snowflake dear, you’re pure and white,
    Not a blemish in my sight.

    So silently you hit the ground,
    That not a mouse can hear your sound.

    So now, goodbye my snowflake dear,
    I say softly so it can hear.

    I might just continue to post old poems until I run out. 😉

    "Young people, you must pray, for your passions are strong and your wisdom is little."C.H.Spurgeon

    #52934
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    @libby I like it!

    Yes, please do just keep publishing poems until you run out. 🙂

    #52963
    Katherine Baker
    @kb-writer

    @libby

    What a sweet poem! I love it! It has a child-like sense of simple joy. I agree with @evelyn that you should keep posting them. I probably will do the same as well.

    I just remembered a really old poem I wrote and was lucky enough to be able to hunt it down. I think it’s the first one I did. Its all written in red pencil with several misspellings and piecemeal capitalization (at least I capitalized “God”).

    Golden Hair

    Golden hair, golden hair. 

    It finishes a face that’s extremely rare. 

    Nobody will rip or tear

    your little face of golden hair. 

    I would not hurt your little smile

    for it brings more to the ten millionth mile. 

    I would not change your little nose

    for it is the one that God chose. 

    I would not trade your little eyes

    for a million bow ties.

    And what about your golden hair? 

    It finishes a face that’s extremely rare

    Your little face I’d rather hold

    then a chunk of precious gold. 

    Golden hair, golden hair

    it finishes a face that’s extremely rare

    nobody will rip or tear

    your little fae of golden hair.

     

    It’s sweet until you realize I wrote it about myself! 😛 I clearly had vanity problems, and unfortunately this isn’t the only instance of me obsessing over the greatness of my own hair. 🙂

    Always remember you're unique...
    ...Just like everyone else

    #52965
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    It’s sweet until you realize I wrote it about myself! I clearly had vanity problems, and unfortunately this isn’t the only instance of me obsessing over the greatness of my own hair.

    Lol xD

    That’s hilarious.

    #52966
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    Okay, here’s another one of my poems. Let me know what you think!

    Pretend

     

    The ground is a park,

    The chair a zoo,

    The table a shop,

    I thought you knew.

    The couch is a bear,

    I’m hunting through

    The jungle vines

    I thought you knew.

    The fireplace’s a cave,

    The desk is too

    That carpet’s the sea,

    I thought you knew.

    There’s a war going on,

    The enemy is you

    But just for pretend

    As already you knew.

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