This is a great tip. I often struggle with the thought of what I should write about. Be it poetry or anything else for that matter. It is fresh perspective to think about how to write it in a way that all others have not explained. Very true that we all experience the basic emotion of what we feel love is but how can we describe it in a way that no one else will be able to.
“You’re going to write about that? But that’s topic’s been done to death!” This can be a problematic thing for a writer to hear. There are always common topics that we want to write about, and the fact that they are common should not sway us from writing about them. Our natural instinct is to write about something that we are familiar with, even if the subject has been tackled again and again by many different writers. What is going to make your poem (or story) unique?
Of course, you are going to write about something that you feel is important enough to be said. Can you write about it from an unusual or new perspective? You don’t have to be a pioneer of a new way of thinking. Great poems stick with people because the language and imagery within them is special: it has touched them in a way…
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