Tuesday, January 11, 2011
What makes a good poem?
Previously on the blog, I have posted about my desire to read poetry. Well now, I'd quite like to try writing poetry. In the past I have dabbled with poetry, but then ran out of steam. This Christmas I received a beautiful notebook and it crys out to have poetic words written in it. So, I'm going to have another go at it.
As I'm one of those people who can never launches into anything without doing research before hand, I have searched around the Internet for some inspiration. By doing this, I have discovered some wonderful poetry blogs.
However I'm still wondering, what makes a good poem?
Does it have to rhyme? Are classic poems better than modern ones? Or are certain subjects more effective for poetry?
If you have any suggestions as to what makes a poem or have any favourite poems, I'd love to hear about them.