Once Upon a Summer
So, you want to write a poem, but don’t know where to begin. Should it rhyme? Does it even have to rhyme? What about the different rules and poetry forms? Shrouded in more mystery than a school cafeteria lunch, it’s no wonder that writers can be somewhat hesitant to explore poetry.
Poetry is the ultimate baring of the poet’s inner thoughts. Not to say all poetry will be deep and serious (just as our inner thoughts can be lighthearted and fun, so can poetry), but rather regardless of the tone the poem, you can always be sure it’s a reflection of the poet’s inner state when they wrote it. As such, the poet must carefully construct each poem with full consideration of tone, word choice, and structure.