1. Basically all summed up into a few sentences, write your poems for the music they make. Don't base it all on truth it becomes almost impossible. If you let your imagination run with a key word you can do wonders to make a poem that flows musically. Certain sounds can make or break a poem. I think this really stood out to me the most because you don't realize how much a poem depends on the sound of the words to make something stand out to you as a reader or a certain words that just pops out in a line. Its all about the music.
2. To be honest i think its different every time i try to write a poem. It depends on my mood, my thoughts, if i have a prompt to follow of if its my own ideas coming down on paper. With the exercises given to me for class i have to think up and idea and then toy around with words. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out what i want to write about or how i want it to flow. Other times when i get a really good idea words just come to me, i write down all the words i want to use and all the ideas and try my hardest to make it work with my poem. Now for the poems that don't follow a prompt, it comes pretty natrual because there just my thoughts and feelings being spilled out on paper and i just seem to be able to write and write. If i come to a line that i dont like or a word that doesn't quite fit i think of something that would fit better. Then it all comes together.