Discover The Poet Within You

How Do I Become A Poet?

There are so many ways to define a poet. Often we look at the masters and think,"That is not me. I am not a poet. I could never be like them."

I truly believe anyone can be a poet. Poetry is a form of self-expression, and the best first step toward discovering the poet inside you is to focus on your freedom.

Be yourself and speak your truth:

  • your dreams and desires

  • frustrations and hard-won victories

  • ambitions and accomplishments

  • faults and failures

  • all the layers that make you who you are


All that beauty of body and soul belongs. The poetry of you has meaning and is of great worth. Shine your light in picture, in symbol, in word.


The Poet's Journey

Tips and Secrets for Getting Started

Visit the links below for some insights on the art of writing poetry.

  1. A Poet's "Why"

  2. Big/Little Secret

  3. A Poet's Basic Toolbox

  4. A Poet's Toolbox: Inspiration Edition

  5. A Poet's Toolbox: 10 Practice Tips


What Makes A Poet?

What makes a poet?

A gift to the soul at birth;

Long hours of contemplation;

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

A receptive, childlike heart;

Years of life experience;

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

Desire, deep longing,

Wounds, regrets,

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

Hope, tears,

Wisdom, foolishness,

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

Delight and agony,

Bright light and utter darkness,

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

Chaos, creativity,

Order, truth,

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

Music and silence,

Ambition and abandon.

What makes a poet?

 

What makes a poet?

Heaven and earth

Stillness and movement;

What makes a poet?