Poetry Vault

Autumn AlleyThis is the home for budding scribes and poetry lovers. A resource centre to help you to get the most out of your poetry. Whilst there may be disagreement over exactly what poetry is, there is almost universal accord as to what poetry does. Quite simply it must have impact. It must engage and speak to you in a personal or powerful way. If a poem does not touch you then for you it as dead as the proverbial dodo. Perhaps, when all is said and done, "Poetry is the doorway to the soul" - Floria.

Poetry for all seasons

Here you will find a wide variety of poems and poetic styles to appeal to all tastes. These include:-

Practise and inspiration

Autumn ForestReading a lot of poetry and writing poems helps to improve your craft. Look for new and interesting ways to express what you want to say. Try to write something every day, even if it is just a couple of lines. Listen until you find your inner voice - don't try to copy anyone else. And always try to upgrade and improve your poems. The secret of a good poem is constant revision. Your poem needs to stand out from all the others, so be bold and don't hide your talent in the shadows. Good poets "should notice and fondle details" - Nabakov.

Michael Jackson Tribute Poem

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