Poetry writing inspiration

Poetry writing inspiration

Are you inspired to write poetry but just don't know where to start? Poetry writing can be a wonderful way of slowing down and taking time out for yourself as part of a self care routine.

You can start by writing a short form poem, try a Haiku.

The Haiku is a form of short poetry from Japan. The Haiku was originally the opening lines of a longer poem known as a tanka. In the 17th century, the haiku became a separate form of poetry.

What is Haiku?

  • 3 lines consisting of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, 5 in the third. 17 syllables in total.
  • Traditionally, there should be a seasonal reference.
“The Old Pond” by Matsuo Bashō
An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond—
Splash! Silence again.
Invite each word and each syllable to really count. 
Poetry Writing Prompts:
  • Write a description of your day.
  • Write about the current season.
  • Write about what you can hear, see, or smell.