My Journey With Poetry

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So I wanted to write this post as a checkpoint for myself in order to document how my journey is going with poetry. I’m not the most educated person, having only completed secondary school, but I’ve been self-teaching over the past few years in order to hone in on my poetry skills.

I’ve still got a long way to go, I’m not the best at utilising poetic techniques in my work, but I think when it comes to hobbies we can often be driven to monetise them and feel as though we need to be ‘good’ (I use the word good subjectively) at them in order for them to be perceived as being worth our time. Darn capitalism.

I’m not the best poet by a long shot, and I don’t claim to be particularly good at what I do, my main goal with poetry is to work through my emotions, experiences, thoughts and feelings in a healthy way. It’s become such a healthy coping mechanism for me that I don’t know what I’d do without it.

Lately, I’ve been stuck for inspiration because my emotions are primarily positive ones. It’s a strange feeling, but I find it most difficult to write about happy experiences as I’m so used to needing to work through the painful emotions.

I’m not complaining, but I would quite like to be able to write happy poetry soon enough and I’m hoping I’ll be able to find the words to best articulate the emotions I’m currently experiencing, other than the word serendipity.

In the mean time, I’ll be posting some older works, mainly about heartbreak over on my Instagram account and working on presenting them in different ways. So, if you want to follow along on my poetry journey then feel free to give my Instagram a follow.

Until next time,

Beth. x

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Hi there, I'm a lifestyle blogger/content creator/poet from Shropshire, just blogging my way through life.

21 thoughts on “My Journey With Poetry

  1. Love your honesty and I would really like to read some of your poetry that is more positive. Everyone loves a reflective poem but I enjoy a happy one to inspire me too!

    Rosie

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  2. So interesting to read! Iโ€™m glad you are feeling happy but sorry you feel like you canโ€™t write your emotions! Iโ€™m sure whatever you write will be beautiful!

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  3. I’ve always thought poetry is one of the most underrated writing skills. To be able to craft so much meaning into so few words takes a special kind of talent. Good luck with your poetry journey, I’m sure you’re a lot more talented than you give yourself credit for ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I love the idea of using your blog to create checkpoints in your journey. And I totally get being stuck because you feel positive, it’s such a strange feeling, like it should be the other way around! All the best with your journey, and I hope you’ll be able to write happy poems along with your other works ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  5. The beautiful this about poetry is there really isn’t a right or wrong (despite what some people might say!) and it’s such a personal thing. I’ve dabbled in writing poetry in the past and my poems are ALWAYS on the darker side. I write songs occasionally too and again, they’re rarely happy x

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  6. It’s nice to read your journey. I also love writing poems, but haven’t written in some time. So now I write some relatable lines(short poems) on my blog.
    Feel free to check it out at https://momkidlife.com
    Will be good to get your feedback as you also write poems ๐Ÿ˜
    Btw, I read your poem Catching the Stardust. Loved it. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Poetry is a phenomenal outlet for emotions. I have some of my worst times and some of my best documented in the form of poems I jotted down on my phone over the years. They’re not perfect, but back in high school, I had a Tumblr page with poems that got reblogged thousands of times, which is neat. Tyler Knott Gregson is definitely my favorite poet and he’s been my inspiration for years, though I know my work sounds nothing like his haha. I hope you share your poetry more on here!

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  8. I think writing this as a checkpoint is a lovely idea – documenting your journey is so important. I have recently started to get back into writing poetry again. x

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  9. Love this! I feel exactly the same way about songwriting! I love writing lyrics but I always struggle to actually turn them into something more! But I guess with anything practice makes perfect so hopefully you’ll feel that way about your poetry soon!

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  10. Poetry can be so difficult to write, so good for you for working on it. Happy poems are great to read, too! Looking forward to reading your poetry.

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  11. It’s nice that you’re documenting your journey! Everyone has to start somewhere, so don’t get discouraged if it takes a little while to get where you want to be, everyone’s journey is different x

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  12. I love that youโ€™re documenting your journey! I have not gotten a chance to check out your insta yet but I am sure your poetry is much better than you think it is. I wish you the best and cant wait to read some of your future work ๐Ÿ™‚

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