Monday, October 31, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Compliment Your Body

Hello Poetteers,

I have another body part poetry prompt for you. You can check out part one and part two here.

Questions to ask yourself:

What was a friend’s compliment you remember?

What body part was it of?

Do you like or dislike that body part?

How did the compliment make you feel?

If you disliked, how will you start to love it?

Answer these questions and keep your favorite responses. With those responses make it into a poem. Share it using #dailypoetrygram.

Example:

They love my smile
see me always smile
through the unsaid struggles
and the tears that couldn't stop from falling

I love my smile
hearing them say that
it grows bigger

but underneath it
my smile is crooked
the overbite gets in the way
still trying to accept it's a part of me.

stay inspired,

Fida

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Weary Hope, A Poem

Hello Poetteers,

I have a new poem for you! This month is coming to a close. I've been attempting to participate in OctPoWriMo but I didn't do well as the poem below is the one poem I wrote.

Weary Hope

She was drained of hope
yet she was forced to trust
everyone talks about prayer
she gives it a try
day by day
there is a growing feeling
of hope and genuine trust.

Have you been participating in OctPoWriMo? Do you have a poem that needs editing help? Message me and we can work together to bring out the best in your poem. 

stay inspired, 
Fida

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Poet Names for Your Cat

Hello Poetteers,



This week's Top Ten Tuesday is to list names you would give something. I chose some top poet names for your cat. If you would like to save this for future reference, you can download here.
  1. Poe 
  2. Rumi 
  3. Kay 
  4. Frost 
  5. May 
Reader Submissions
  1. Milton
  2. Alfred
  3. Oliver
  4. Dickinson
stay inspired,
Fida

*updated on Jan 11th, 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016

Every Part of the Poem Matters

Hello Poetteers,

Every part of the poem is important. From the spelling to wording. From the title to the ending. From small things like grammar to big things like emotion. Don't put a deadline on yourself when finishing a poem. It's added pressure that will make it hard to think. If you do have a deadline ask around for opinions and help.


I'm available to help edit your work. Message me with your poem! Also get a pricing package + free editing checklist when you sign up for my Poetteers List.

stay inspired,
Fida

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pull at the Heartstrings

Hello Poetteers,

Emotion is the heart and magic of a poem. As the writer of the poem you want it to feel right in the heart. If it doesn't, it won't send the message. Let's say you wrote all that you could, or think you could. The emotion doesn't come across. Questions can be asked to pull it out of you. To do that you need an outside source.


I'm available to help edit your work. Message me with your poem! Also get a pricing package + free editing checklist when you sign up for my Poetteers List.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Phrases Sound Out of Place

Hello Poetteers,


Reading is important for editing your poem. There has been several times in writing poetry where I read it several times and each time I didn't see the mistake. One time I wanted a friend to read a poem of mine just because I thought it was good. They noticed the mistake. If I didn't ask it would be an embarrassment if I published it.

Reading your poem aloud also helps you see the flow and structure of the poem. You able to tell what words you skip, where you pause, where phrases sound out of place.

You can't get away from the mistakes. Sometimes even a second set of eyes can miss it. I've noticed errors in my published work. We can work together to have none of that or at least lessen the errors. We know when we write we focus more on getting out the story. Having an outside and second option is needed.


I'm available to help edit your work. Message me with your poem! Also get a pricing package + free editing checklist when you sign up for my Poetteers List. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October's Daily Poetry


Hello October! I'm bringing in the new month with a new set of poetry prompts! I'll be participating along side you. The prompts are up to your interpretation and creativity.


You can repost my challenge graphic on your Instagram profile for reference, or download the prompt list pdf.

Be sure to tag your poems on Instagram with #dailypoetrygram so we can all see it.Tag me (@poetfida) so I can leave some love.

stay inspired,
Fida