Thursday, January 11, 2007

vHow: Poetry - Analysis & Guide

A poem, invariably, is the concoction of expression and emotion. Nevertheless, it results in a compromise of either of the two. Guided by perception and fuelled by the outer world's myriad forms, sounds, lullaby, silence, simplicity, complexity, tragedy, comedy, wonders, a poet sails throughout her/his life with the sole cause of liberating the souls of all physical phenomena. In the process, he swims on the surface, dives deep, goes within, looks around and what is thus exhaled is pure creation.

Is it fair to call a poetic work as creation? True, it's been displayed never before, true, it's a connotation of authenticity, true, it is an undisputed property of its owner, albeit doesn't it challenge the supremacy of the almighty who is the first and only creator in the universe, who created heart and mind, nature and creature, life and death and everything else? May be, a poet assumes his creativity in the womb of His blessings or perhaps, it's bogus to use the term creative according to the uni-creator theory with the tag line
"Man can not create but discover."

Since ages, poets have been pseud in their advice about the secrets of writing a verse.

The Prince of Versia has shown a commendable act of generosity by agreeing to leak the secrets of writing poetry. Mr Virgineer proudly presents

A Complete Stud's Guide to Writing Poetry

Step1: Get yourself to a secluded place.

Forget everything, feel peaceful and think about things that have made an impact on your heart. Remember, a poet's heart is very sensitive. Damn anything in the world can impress it.

Choose the channel in which you wanna swim...

There should be one line that's going to be the most important in terms of representation of your thoughts...may be the 1st line.

Just go your way in your style, prefer ideas to rhyme scheme...If u don't get the rhyme right, put that idea somewhere else and work out some other idea that rhymes.

Sometimes people think backwards...they first think about a word that rhymes with the last one of a line and then formulate the idea. Either way it's fine as long as ur idea is impressive.

Once you've practised well, go ahead for writing sonnets, limericks and haikus...

**Note: Please, for's sake, don't sue me if the above doesn't work. I highly recommend it for novices who need a kick-start in their rhyming careers. Nevertheless, my recommendation is not recommended by me and, to put it simply, use it at your own risk!

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