Blogging- Why I write poetry?

When I started my blog, I hadn’t written any poetry before, except what I did in school. And initially I wrote a lot of posts and they were pretty long winded and would sound like I am sermonizing.

Then I discovered that I can say the same with fewer words and more importantly with more impact in a poem. This made me consider using poetry for getting my message across.

There are so many wonderful poets here on WordPress, who are well versed in all or many forms of poetry. Some are best at rhyming their thoughts while others are great at different forms with powerful words to express their thoughts. I am just an amateur but even for a person like me, poetry has opened a new opportunity.

I use simple words to put my point across. But the brevity of words make the conveying of message more effective. This is the wonder of verses. Instead of writing paragraphs upon paragraphs, I can express myself in few lines.

And I also want to express my thanks to the tolerant and generous people here who read my poems and like them. It is this encouragement that has emboldened me to now write most of my content in verse.

So not to seem impertinent, I would advice new bloggers to experiment in this medium too, if you are not doing so already. The people are non-judgmental and no one will criticize your poems!

What is your favorite style of writing?

Do you feel you can express yourself better in poetry or prose?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments.




39 thoughts on “Blogging- Why I write poetry?

  1. I like to write either prose or poetry. For some of the photo prompts, I find a poem in whatever format works better than trying to write a short story. I wrote a lot of ‘ditties’ at school, but have been quite pleasantly surprised re-reading some of my later verse here in my blog.

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  2. My sister writes great verse and we typically turn to her on major occasions. Like you, I’ve not written sny poetry since school, maybe it’s time to have another go.

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  3. Sadje I think you are the best example of
    Practice makes perfect.

    You wrote and wrote and found your own style and now you can teach others to do the same.

    You are truly a source of inspiration for old and new bloggers alike.

    Hats off !!!

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  4. I agree with you dear, Poetry is one of the wonderful way of expressing all kind of thoughts. Unfortunately, I do not write in English like you used to do. I shall do my best to do it. Thank you so much for your advice.

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    1. Ahhh, My Dear!! There are some of us who believe that your poetry paints the most beautiful masterpieces with words – portraying life, love, happiness, sorrow and the wonderful – You!


  5. I haven’t a clue why you write poetry. Try deep sea diving. You may never rise to the surface. Now that’s something to look forward to.


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