Write a Poem

Need a few good reasons to write a poem? Putting words on paper can help you make sense of the world around you, express your deepest emotions, and give you a healthy way to cope with whatever is on your mind. As a bonus, you’ll feel pretty accomplished once you’re done!

How to:

  1. Brainstorm your starting point.

  2. Free-write in prose.

  3. Choose your poem's form and style.

  4. Read for inspiration.

  5. Start writing for an audience of one — YOU.

  6. Read your poem out loud.

  7. Take a break to refresh your mind.

  8. Revise your poem.

  9. Post your poem in your journal