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Poetry For All  

I have seen people shying away from writing poems because they believe they cannot do it. They think it is very difficult and do not even try their hands at it. Poetic expressions come from within oneself, but writing poetry is not really difficult!

There are many different forms of poetry but I think that the two simplest forms of poetry are Haiku and Acrostic poetry. In this post, I have tried to explain how you can write them!

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry. It is also called Nature or Seasonal Poetry. It is an un-rhymed verse consisting of three lines of five, seven and five syllables (5,7,5) and 17 syllables in total. It is written in the present tense and usually based on the theme, nature!

This form of poetry was created for young students to understand and write poems. For more information about this form of poetry visit, Shadow poetry for there is much more to haiku than the 5/7/5 version.

My own example of haiku:

The first soft snow
And everything is hidden
Even the plane, so low!

The other simple form of poetry is Acrostic Poetry. You can find more information about it here. It is a form of poetry in which the first letter of the first word of every line together, spells out a word.

For example :

Blogging is all about having fun
Lying down too you can have it done
Oh! It’s very amusing
Glad that you all are joining
Guys if you don’t do it
I can’t help you a bit
Now that this poem is ending
Got to tell you it forms blogging!

In the above example you will notice that the first letter of the first word of each line together, forms blogging.

Now that you have read this post, I am sure that those who believe they are not good at poems will at least try their hands at it! I would love to read an example of your poem in the comments too, if possible. So get ready, let the pen be your brush and a plane sheet of paper, your canvas and let your imagination fly!

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  1. Anonymous  

    i still cant think of writing one ;)

  2. --xh--  

    hey l'll sis - nice one. hope many will get inspired to try it out :)

  3. Meghna  

    Hi veens,
    Umm...Maybe I'll come up with something more easier next time :p

  4. Meghna  

    Hi Anoop,
    Thanks Big Bro...but you still haven't shared your try with me! :P

  5. Sahefa  

    I will sure try now

  6. Meghna  

    Hi Sahefa,
    I'll be glad if you'd share your try with me too! :D

  7. PREETI  

    oh super :) there r some really talented lil gurlz out there huh!

    im alwayz in awe of kidz who blog...i used to write as a kid as well but i guess i dint have the internet to have daily updates n all...damn! :)

    now down to ur post on one of those ppl who feel poetry is just NOT me..especially the really long n difficult onez, im pretty much get lost in between somewhere n all that content goes over my head! but these small onez r somethin else...lemme try...hmmm...

    brain not workin nw...will think of somethin n post it here soon... :)

  8. Arru  

    Say whatever, I just still can't figure out what goes wrong when I think of writing a poem. I still believe it needs a bit of divine spark that all are not blessed with. I know you'll agree that prosaic thoughts expressed in poetic form is no poem in original. Anyway, I'm just stunned to see the innate talent you possess. Meghna - a true 'wonder kid' for me!

  9. Meghna  

    Hi Preeti,
    I'm very much privileged to be exposed to the net at this young age and to use it to my benefit. I pity you for not using the net, when you were young :P
    I'm glad that you decided to try your hands at it! I'll be eagerly waiting to read what you come up with. Actually, I too am not very good at it but you can read my poems and stories at the other blog

    Thanks :)

  10. Meghna  

    Hi Arru,
    I believe you need that spark but don't you think you could develop it by practice. They say practice makes a man perfect! Writes are not born with the talent but take to it and then develop their skills, so I hope you will try, for once, no matter what the result!
    Thanks for calling me a wonder kid :)

  11. Meghana  

    hey !
    The problem with poetry is i lose interest in reading it after two or three lines,short attention span :)

    but i sure will try writing one ,i liked acrostic poetry :)

    i hope tat spelling is right

  12. Meghna  

    Hi Meghana,
    I'm certain you will develop your interest if you try writing it. Hope you do well at acrostic poetry and yeah! You've spelled it correct :)

  13. Meghana  

    ok here goes my first ever attempt :)

    mystical here
    ethereal there
    glad i found her

    this is all i could manage !

    it actually means u :) lol !i think u figured tat out

  14. Meghana  

    hmm still thinking

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