This is How I Write a Poem

There are many ways we write poems;
sometimes
it all comes out in a rush
of images and colours and every
word seems to fit together, like it’s meant to be
and it’s all so bright, tumbling
into text faster than your brain can keep up and you know, you know
it’s good; something twisted and magical is coming out and all of your
late night pensive dreams of being
a real writer might be realised
the words: well, they just sound so good together and it’s easy, you are
a magician breathing life into
the things you’ve seen
the way you feel and pausing now to stop, reflect
because the way you’ve written
is like a waterfall and every idea is
catching fire at the end of the line
like a diamond

And stop. And break. And pause. And breathe.
This is one way to write
poetry, fluid words dancing and partnering inseparably but
they say we should take time to edit
never stop editing, reword, rephrase
repunctuate
our organic; barely, this is not for me

always the poems I
reword constantly
are not the ones that speak to me.

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About fiercemissc

Twenty-something Geordie girl living and working in Hong Kong. Young, free and single and making the most of it.
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1 Response to This is How I Write a Poem

  1. that’s how I write: ROSES ARE RED. WINE IS ALSO RED. POEMS ARE HARD. WINE. – just exchange wine with snacks hah 🙂 good to see someone that can really do it 🙂

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