Unleash Creativity through Poetry
When the day-to-day starts to get old, take some time out to refresh your creativity. An excellent way to do it is to write some poems. Now before you click out of the link because you think you can’t write a poem, wait! Anyone can write a poem, and we’ve got direction in today’s Windsong Place Apartments Blog to help you do just that. We’ll give you step-by-step directions to create several different types of poems. Have a great time being creative this month!
Write a Haiku
Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing your own haikus. A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem. Haikus are typically three lines. The first line is five syllables, the second is seven, and the last is five syllables. Haikus don’t have to rhyme. Make your haiku as clever or as simple as you would like. You can find more information on writing a haiku at Creative Writing Now.
Write a Limerick
A limerick is a humorous poem that’s quick and easy to write. It’s a traditional Irish poem that’s supposed to make you laugh! It’s five lines long, and it’s supposed to rhyme. You can find more information on writing your own limerick (and a couple of examples of a limerick) at Power Poetry.
Write a Bio Poem
This one is pretty simple. Just fill in the blanks, be as silly or profound as you like. It’s all about you, after all.
Line 1: Your first name _________________________________________
Line 2: Three words that describe you ____________________________
Line 3: Who enjoys ______________________________________________
Line 4: Who is able to ____________________________________________
Line 5: Who feels _______________________________________________
Line 6: Who wonders ____________________________________________
Line 7: Who fears _______________________________________________
Line 8: Who cares about __________________________________________
Line 9: Who dreams of ___________________________________________
So an example poem; if my name were John
Intelligent, hard-working, handsome
Who enjoys a good meal with a beautiful woman.
Who is able to restore an old motorcycle.
Who feels a deep love for nature.
Who wonders what the future will hold.
Who fears not being understood.
Who cares about the well being of others.
Who dreams of being a stand-up comedian.
Draw on your personal experience, your surroundings here in Williamsville or WNY to create one or more poems. Feel free to share with our apartment community in the comments.