Writing Poetry Versus Writing Prose

I never thought I would say this but I’m struggling to write poetry. Right now, I can’t write a decent poem to save my life.

To put it into context, I have written manuscripts. Novels. Fifty, sixty, seventy thousand words long.

Yet I can’t string together fifty words of poetry, of verse, of creative love.

I crave structure. I crave freedom. Poetry gives me too much of the latter and not enough of the former.

See, aspiringwriter22 has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? How does aspiringpoet22 sound? Disgusting, right?


13 thoughts on “Writing Poetry Versus Writing Prose

  1. Haha, not disgusting, no.

    I think that if you want to branch from prose to poetry, you can start with structured forms likes sonnets, villanelles, heck, even haikus.

    I hope to hear more about your venture into poetry! It’s something I haven’t done in a while but finding your groove is such an amazing feeling.


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