I have noticed that presently I have four main modes of writing poetry, each with their strengths and weaknesses.
1. Journalling poems that free flow and spill onto the page often with emotion and passion.
2. Crafted/Technique poems that come from setting myself a challenge in technique or a set form but still primarily writing what comes immediately to mind.
3. Playful/ Experimental poems these poems start as games. To my surprise they often lead to narrative poems, or seem to come from daily life and can turn into a journalled experience.
4. Narrative poems/works in series which can use any of the above techniques. In this approach I might take an idea of a loss of a child and create characters to tell a story. I might decide to have a water diviner and a king and see what happens to them as they talk about each other and…
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