It seems that recently, school has assigned us to write a LOT of poems, which is pretty much my worst nightmare. Of course, I love writing, but I just can’t seem to get poems. Every poem I have read in school, I don’t enjoy at all, and when we come to write it, I can’t think of anything. It may be that the whole structure and rhythm thing is too restricting. I always want to go off and write something further. I can’t get an entire story in a few lines! And rhyming is so difficult. I always write three lines, then I’m stuck when I have to find a fourth, and end up either fitting in a silly word into the poem or completely changing everything else. I just naturally like to write loads. I’ve had to write a poem for Art about a painting, and one for English for a little girl, and poetry seems to be everywhere. It’s just that the blank page mocks me, saying ‘come on, write something. Oh no, you CAN’T! HA HA!’ I really struggle with poetry. And that’s just writing it. Reading poetry is a bit better, because the poet has done all the hard work, but I never seem to find an ‘inner meaning’ of it like loads of other people do. Generally most poems are just quite boring, and about something weird.
I’m about to write my poem for Art now, and I’m just getting out all my feelings about poetry before I write. And because I’m really stuck on what to write.
So what do you think of poetry? Like reading it? Like writing it? Favourite poem?
Your un-poetry blogger, Jaz