Wednesday, April 15, 2009

hugo/poem writing

Hugo helped me realize that even though there are no rules for poetry writing, there are. His guidelines that stand out are the little things, like don't ask questions in your poem. The book matured my poems.
My process for a writing a poem is listennig to music or running. I will not sit in front of a piece of paper with a blank mind. I make garbage when I have no pre-meditated subjects to wither down.


  1. I think that makes since because its almost impossible to just randomly think up an idea, music also triggers thoughts for me because most songs tell stories or get you to think about something that once related to you. (at least thats how i feel) So that does help get you started. Its really hard to start something without any thought process behind it.

  2. I think it's really good to listen to music as a way to jump start your mind when trying to write poetry. It sounds like something that could really help someone to come up with good ideas.

  3. I toatally agree with never being able to write anything good by making yourself write. I always usually just write about a subject that I feel passionatly about or have a lot to say about it.