Writing a poem about your surroundings

If you are just starting out writing poetry, it might be difficult to write about your emotions right away. Instead, you can write about what you see around you. Here are some tips to get you started writing about the setting you are in.


  1. Look at where you are, and write down keywords about what you see, including nature, animals, buildings, etc. These keywords will help you write your poem, because you can choose a few words and expand on them and what they mean to you.
  2. What is the weather like? The weather is something that affects our moods, so it is a good idea to write down what the current weather makes you feel and think about.
  3. What people are near you? Listen to the conversations going on around you, and think about what you would say if you inserted yourself in those conversations. Poetry is about writing your opinions and beliefs, so conversations are a great place to start when thinking about what to write.
  4. You don’t have to be outside to write about the setting you are in. If you are in your home, or other building, you can write about the people and objects that are near you.
  5. Use all of your senses. A great poet can convey exactly what they have witnessed, through their words. Experimenting with trying to describe what you smell or touch are good writing exercises that will help you with all of your writing.
  6. If you are having trouble finding something in your general area to write about, then you can write a poem about how frustrating it is sometimes to find something to write about, and you will have written a poem in no time. After all, poems are meant to convey our true feelings and beliefs.


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