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 SPasciuti » 13 Jan 2018, 19:40

In the case of poetry, I'd say my biggest inspiration has always been emotions. I do typically gravitate toward love as an emotion to write about, though I've definitely touched on anger and sadness and depression when I write. For a while it just came down to how I felt that day. I don't write poetry as often as I used to, but I'd definitely still cite emotion as the biggest form of inspiration I could have.

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Post by k_alexcia » 14 Jan 2018, 21:10

My first love, my pain.. Sometimes rays of the sun, sometimes the crashing of waves.

It comes and it goes.

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Post by culturelee999 » 15 Jan 2018, 17:15

For me my biggest inspiration for writing poems are my mother for "who" and conditionalities for "what". To date I have a collection of over 600 pieces of poetry of various categories.

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Post by Hisqueen » 16 Jan 2018, 20:57

When i write my biggest imsperation would have to be my family even if its threw the bad times i write they help me and are a main part of my writing.

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Post by briellejee » 17 Jan 2018, 01:48

Disturbing feelings and overwhelming emotions make me want to write them all down. My inspiration are the poets I like. I like Lord Byron the most.
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Post by Vice_jade1 » 17 Jan 2018, 10:45

tmazonga wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 18:10
Everyday happenings are the source of inspiration for my poetry.
I believe this to the fullest almost any everyday thing can make some type of poem just show up in our heads. Maybe we think that our best poetry comes from the fact of something emotional until we realize emotions are everyday...
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Post by chrystalheart » 17 Jan 2018, 19:24

I was inspired early on by Emily Dickenson's style. Her poem "The Bustle In A House" was the first poem I memorized in school. I was so impressed by how impactful the poem was despite its short size. I have read many poems - some very long, some quite short, but the shorter ones tend to make more of an impression on me. I don't get lost in a sea of stanzas.

And, of course, to me - poetry is about conveying emotion and immediacy of a time/place/event/feeling. If it doesn't feel real and relatable, then I haven't been successful.

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Post by ZR_7 » 26 Jan 2018, 19:52

I can get inspired by all sorts of things: especially when I am in a mood, I tend to write a lot of poetry.

I get inspired most often just before falling asleep, when I am too tired to actually get up and write my ideas down, so, alas, the poem transforms into a dream, and I fall asleep~

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Post by ebriana1112 » 27 Jan 2018, 03:44

When I write a poem, I can think of my mom and my huband and I write creatively.

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Post by darkangel23 » 27 Jan 2018, 18:08

When I'm writing poetry I try to express who I really am. The pain I've been through, the happiness I wished had lasted forever. I want to be remembered for what I write I want to inspire those that read it, this is a dream of mine I want go last a lifetime.

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Post by Eevia White » 28 Jan 2018, 07:49

To begin with, writing poetry is quite challenging and there certainly needs to be a hefty amount of inspiration for the poet to draw from. Having said that, I would consider my biggest inspiration to be my biggest fear... Poems for me need to reflect an unseen facet of my character, and my deepest fears usually dominate my poems, whether I intend it or not. Poets who have written poems along the same lines are a great source of inspiration (especially Kavafis). Don't be afraid to imitate your favorite poets! As Eliot said: ''good poets borrow, great poets steal'' :shhh:

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Post by greynami143 » 28 Jan 2018, 12:35

My inspiration is what I thought. My thoughts make me alive and to dream. It gives me imagination and free will to give infos to others and by this I am composing this type of reply to you.

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Post by rejtastic81 » 29 Jan 2018, 10:16

When writing poetry, I tend to get my inspiration on my current emotion. Like, when I'm angry about a certain issue/person, when I'm happy about something, when I'm scared and confused, when my heart aches because of someone/something, and when I'm terribly alone and sad. These triggers words that I wished was spoken or expressed but was hidden in the depths of my soul, and I can only get it out through poetry. Cause, if I can't, I think I'm gonna explode! boom!

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Post by EMae » 02 Feb 2018, 00:59

Whenever I am in extreme emotions such as feeling lonely,happy,and sad I get more ideas in writing a certain poem. Moreover,the varied experiences I have inspire me to write on certain things of different subjects.

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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 02 Feb 2018, 05:11

It varies. I write both serious and humorous poetry. With the former, I draw on my own emotions and experiences, and try to empathise with those of others, as well as reacting to nature, current events, etc. With my humorous poetry it's slightly different. I may base it on something funny I have experienced or seen, but I also like the 'what if' trick, and placing a different perspective on a familiar story or situation.
An Eye for an Eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

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