Who/What Is Your Biggest Inspiration When Writing Poetry?

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Re: Who/What Is Your Biggest Inspiration When Writing Poetry?

Post by wwood7273 » 27 Feb 2018, 12:36

I write my own poems and i have been writing them for a long time. The inspiration i get is expressing how you feel that day or love God love and so on. :D

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Post by Helenepatt17 » 01 Mar 2018, 01:01

I find that the people that caused me pain or the people that cured my pain are the best inspirations to me.

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Post by Ykeys » 01 Mar 2018, 03:49

My biggest inspirations always comes from my dreams, nightmares. I mostly write about things that ache and pain. Those are the only things that inspire me. I've never written a joyous poem. And even if I write maybe a love poem, it will always be a sad one.

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Post by Holly Phiefer » 01 Mar 2018, 12:46

My biggest inspiration for writing poetry is trying to describe my struggles. I write my best pieces when I'm most emotional.

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Post by Ykeys » 06 Mar 2018, 11:30

Great one Holly Phiefer. Things from the heart.

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Post by Knightigale17 » 08 Mar 2018, 07:49

Typically, my inspiration is when I reach a pretty deep valley with my emotions but there are a few of mine that aren't written as a to express my emotions.

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Post by R-Myra » 13 Mar 2018, 02:31

DoubleSheBookworm wrote:
11 Mar 2017, 16:51
When I write poetry, I find that the things which cause me to be angry (i.e. sounds, politics, other people's behavior) cause me to create amazing pieces. When I write songs, I find that my family is my biggest inspiration there.
My first poem was dedicated to my mother. She was the inspiration for me.
-R

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Post by AlexAsh » 16 May 2018, 08:05

When I write poetry,I used to recalls the words of Jallal udeen Rumi
His poetry even his every word is seems to be purely utter from the heart ..and I always try to write those words which become source of inspiration for others .I want to write pure things not based on worldly things close to heart..and true love

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Post by MyRainbowStar » 16 May 2018, 14:05

The things that surround me, or generally I would say the state of heart. It inspires me to make pieces. It is a way of making mention what I may fail to tell someone.

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Post by Constance22 » 16 May 2018, 21:56

I love having a purpose in my pieces. Yes, emotions are introduced in just about every piece, but I try to make sure that's not my main source of inspiration. I like to use quotes from famous philosophers such as Alan Watts or Plato. The human mind is so amazing. It's complexity is what inspires me the most while writing. Deep meditation and dreams also bring about grand ideas. Even focusing on all five senses is perfect for inspirations or stages of life. Carl Jung was also another huge part of my wrtings because of his views on synchronicity.

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Post by JuliaKay » 21 May 2018, 04:45

My biggest inspiration when writing poetry is my experiences and pain as well as hopes and fears for the future.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
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Post by mmg » 28 May 2018, 22:23

my biggest inspiration when writing poetry is my special someone. my first poem is about her and i dont think she appreciates it but what i like is, i can write what am i feeling.

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Post by Mely918 » 30 May 2018, 00:17

I'm most inspired by either my immediate surroundings or any issues or thoughts that I have on my mind. I usually prefer writing those things in prose rather than poetry, but at times I find that the words have more meaning when written as a poem.

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