What's up Hearters! It's Z and I'm writing this article to give you a few tips on how to write poetry.

Poems come in a variety. You can write a poem that's long or a poem that is short; two, three sentences maybe. It depends on you. All you my friends. If you love the long poems that are read almost like a story, then you'll for sure enjoy Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Great poet guys! It's very long: three parts.

However, if much shorter poems make your heart beat a billion times faster than it should, then you go! You do you girl. Or boy. Personally, for me, I read the simplistic poetry the most only because I enjoy it more.

If you want to write a simple, short poem, there are a few simple tips.

NUMBER 1. WRITE FROM THE HEART. It can be about whatever you want. Literally. Craving some chocolate and want to write about it? Create a poem. Love flowers? State why and how. Make the poem as sweet as you want. Or as sad and gloomy.

Do you have a significant other that you absolutely adore? Write about it! Let it all out.

That's the beauty of it! Your poetry is what your heart, your mind, your soul, and your body desires.

NUMBER 2. It can be one sentence, two, three, even up to 12. I consider a twelve-line poem to be pretty short, but everyone to their own. The point of a simplistic poem is to keep it simple and short despite what I consider. Always remember that.

On we go!

NUMBER 3. Don't overthink what the poem will be about. That will always stress a person out.

NUMBER 4. There's no need to worry about the title of the poem. Seriously. Half of my work is named as "Untitled." because I'm terrible at making up the titles. However, if you have an idea or know what it'll be called before you start writing, that's great! Copy it down anywhere so you don't forget and then proceed to draft the poem.

NUMBER 5. Probably the most important tip! KNOW YOUR GOAL. Do NOT stray from the topic you're thinking about, especially when writing the poem because it'll mess you up. Trust me on this, I've done this a million times where I was writing about one topic and suddenly, next thing you know, I'm writing about something that isn't even related to the theme at hand.

And that's it folks! If you have any more tips, please feel free to send me a message and I'll add it! With credits to you of course.

Zarina <3