Sunday, November 23, 2014

Week Two of Poetry

I've been writing. Not a lot, but enough that I have a few poems to pick and choose from. It's hard, so hard. Poems usually come easy to me, but with the writer's block, it's been harder and harder to write.

This past week has been filled with tiny moments to write poems with. But, it also has had moments to write stories, essay, and tiny bits of writing with. I have decided that this will be a book of my writing, and the title with be 'Letters to Autumn'. The title is from Autumn being my favorite season out of the four.

I've spent the weekend trying to write as many poems as I can, so far I have two. That's a lot, considering how much I've written in the past two months. I've been trying my hardest, listening to powerful music, and writing down any little sentence that comes to mind so I don't forget it.

The two poems have been named 'Love of a Fighter', I think you can guess what type of poem it is, and 'Shadows of The Past', which is about a life whose been reincarnated so many times, the soul is so used to being on earth that it's not fazed by the twists and turns that happen in life.

I have one that I wrote last sunday, it's about describing their best friend and explaining that while they are in love with them, it's not romantic love that they feel, it's platonic. To me, platonic love is way more special than romantic love, because platonic love is something that while easy to find, it's  hard to establish a true friendship with someone. It can sometimes take years to find a best friend, or it can take weeks to find someone who feel so close to that you just want to be near them, laugh with them, and just enjoy life with them. I called it 'You Must Be in Love'.

This has been an struggle, but so far, a few great writings have come out of it.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Book Of Poetry

So I decided to change my project. Again. I realized that this project is about what you are passionate about, and poetry/writing is always something I've been passionate about since I was young. So from a YouTube channel, to learning a ukulele, and now to writing a book of poetry.

I plan to take a few of my old poems and making them new. I've been having major writers block when it comes to writing in general recently. This will be a way to make sure that I keep writing and making sure that my writer's block does not come back to haunt me. 

I want to write a multitude of genres. Free verse, while being the hardest is my favorite, but I want to expand my poetry to haiku, sonnets, etc. It's important to me that people write different kinds of poetry to expand their ability to write. If you only write one kind of poetry you are not going to get better at it, you are simply going to keep writing similar things, and though, sometimes, that is a trademark of a writer/author, it is important that you be able to write different kinds of poetry to expand to a large audience as well.

Poetry is a very emotion based writing, and this is a definite way of putting myself out there. Most of my poems are filled with emotions that I have felt, or I know I will eventually feel. Sharing something you've written is terrifying. You don't know if people are going to love it or if they will criticize it to no end. It's very important that people who want to potentially publish books and their poetry, that they have to accept that criticism. This is a way for me to accept criticism early on in my potential career as an author.

I'm very excited about this project, and I'm just as excited about what poems will come out of this project.