Wednesday, November 17, 2010

51 Types of Poetry - All Different Forms

Want to know the different types of poetry? Are you curious as to the type or form or writing style you use? Here's a site that gives you a list of the 51 Types of Poetry - All Different Forms I found at PoemofQuotes they offer all types of information there, as well as tools and resources galore!

They also have articles about poetry techniques and poetry definitions, so if you're baffled in any way shape form or matter, visit this site and perhaps you'll find the answer you need.

Second November interview with Chim our co-author here at Poets-In-Training

The Review
Since Chimnese reviewed me last week we decided to give you a glimpse into her personality and writing style this week.  You can view more of her work at All Poetry under the user id of FallenWingz and also on her own blog Chimnese World of Literature Chim is a very creative person, she also writes novels and novelettes so far nothing published, but I’m sure it’s not far off the horizon before you see her work in print.  Now on to our interview with Chim.

Suzanne: Tell us a little about yourself.

Chimnese: I am a Capetonian girl born in South Africa. I am just very talkative but mostly I love to make new friends and writing is my saviour.

Suzanne:  What is it about poetry that makes you want to write?
Chimnese:  Poetry to me is something that is a thought that i can relaese easily, it helps me to  write a story in very few lines, i think that poetry captures so much more of the poets emotions. I have grown alot since the first poem i ever written.

Suzanne:  Can you remember your first poem.
Chimnese: My first poem i wrote when i was in grade 6


We'll child
Life wasn't easy for me
It had mountains to climb
And rivers to swim
And it had many ups and downs

But all the time
I kept going
Reaching for the skies
Life was no game

because there was no aim
But i kept going

So did i make it
No,i had to fall off again
But one day
I'll show the world i can do it
Who said life was easy

Suzanne: What style or styles of poetry do you write most or prefer to write?
Chimnese:  mostly free verse. i don't know if have a specific style..

Suzanne: Do you write more than poetry?  What else do you do creatively?
Chimnese:  yes i do, i write short stories and also sketch in my free time or when the creativity is there.

Suzanne: What poem, written by you, do you like the most?
Chimnese: My favorite I’ve written is Dream


Is it a dream,did we dream.
Did our lives change within a few hours,
Did we really act our parts,
Filling in the gaps,
Isn't something wrong with this dream.
I know now what it is,
Our tears seem real and not fabricated.
Did i see him laying there,friends and family bidding their farewell.
Will tomorrow be any different,
If I lay down tonight,
Will this be a dream?
Will he be there laying waiting, anticipating to see his loved ones?
Some dream all right.
How long will this dream become a reality, today, tomorrow, day after tomorrow?
Dream will you give us hope for another tomorrow.

Suzanne: Do you have any mentors?
Chimnese:  Fellow poets i have met on Allpoetry and Sharepoetry.

Suzanne: Who is your favourite poet or writer?
Chimnese:  William Shakespeare & Robert Frost

Suzanne:. What is your favourite poem by the poet you chosen?

Chimnese:  Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Suzanne: What is your favourite type music?
Chimnese: I love pop, are anything with a good beat, soulful lyrics when i am down to uplift my spirit.

Suzanne: What inspires you?
Chimnese: Everything around me, people,love.

Suzanne: Do you have a favourite book or author?
Chimnese: My favourite author is Sandra Brown, book would be Riley in The Morning by Sandra Brown.

Suzanne: .How about a favourite quote?
Chimnese: Always be true to yourself and remember you are loved.

Suzanne:.Any other creative passions?
Chimnese: sketching and photography

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our November poet of the week is our very own M.Suzanne Wyatt

The Review

I greet all of you blogger’s on this fine day at Poets In Training. As you all may know and have realised we are new but we aren’t new to the world of writing any style of poetry is concerned.
We will try to interview a poet/writer a week, so far we have only interviewed two very lovely ladies who was able to share with us there work.

First, I would like to introduce to all of you to our host M. Suzanne, we should have done this before we ever interviewed our previous two poets, I think this is a good way to start off, show- casing our very own talent. Both myself and M. Suzanne are aspiring poets and over the next two weeks , you will be able to learn more about each of us.


1. Tell us a little about yourself.

Well, I’m a 56 year-old grandmother of 3 beautiful grand-daughters, learning to live as a post-stroke victim.

2. What is it about poetry that makes you want to write?

I guess it’s an outlet for my emotions, it’s easy to write small bits and pieces of my feelings down on paper (also helps me keep my mind active) since I had a small stroke a couple of years ago, I noticed I was having trouble finding words when I was talking, etc. So one day, I sat down and started putting down words that described the word I wanted, then it just started to flow, one word turned into two, two turned into three, and so on.

3. Can you remember your first poem?

I don’t remember my very first poem I ever wrote, but I do remember my creative writing teacher in high school told me I had a natural talent with words, that I should pursue it, but life happened and it was placed on a back-burner so to speak, then I had the stroke three years ago and that brought me back to writing. My second poem I truly ever wrote was “Love is Just a Fleeting Thing” that came from a lost relationship, and watching my parents love of each other as my father battled cancer. I wanted a love like they had and I wasn’t going to settle for anything less.

4. What style or styles of poetry do you write most or prefer to write?

I suppose you could say I write mostly free verse style, but I have attempted haiku, acrostic and shape poetry as well. I have written mostly about love, and romance, but I also have a love of dragons so I have a lot of sci-fi fantasy themes as well when I write.

5. Do you write more than poetry? What else do you do creatively?

I have written blogs I have one personal blog, that I try to keep up with where I share my political views, poetry, and I also like to create my own graphics that I also have shared there.

6. What poem, written by you, do you like the most?

I guess I would have to say that “Mists of Avalon” is my all time favorite, that was a labor of love for a special couple as a gift for them on their wedding day. It meta morphed into what it now is from weeks and months of re-writes trying to get it perfect for their very special day. So I have to say that, that is the one I like the most and am most proud of.

7. Do you have any mentors?
My best friend and sister, Jan she’s the one when I’m down that keeps me going, when I am stumbling over a word, we can just be visiting and all of a sudden she’ll know exactly the word I was looking for. We’ve been friends now for over 20 years, she can finish my sentences, and I can finish hers, we almost always know what the other is thinking. We drive our families crazy with our chat fests .

8. Who is your favourite poet or writer

My favorite writer I have to say is Anne McCaffrey, and her “Dragonriders of Pern” series of stories. I just loved those!

9. What is your favourite poem by the poet you chosen?

Well, it’s a book not a poem but my favorite I think was “The Girl who heard Dragons”

10. What is your favourite type music?

My favorite music, hmmm. Anything but rap! I was brought up on Doo-Wop, Country, and the Beatles so love almost all types of music.

11.What inspires you?

What inspires me, just about anything can inspire me.. Stubbing my toe can inspire me, watching the sunshine, seeing my grand-daughter dressed up for Halloween, a picture I see.

12.Do you have a favourite book or author?

I commented about this earlier..

13.How about a favourite quote?

I guess my favorite of all time is “Old Age Is Not for the Faint of Heart”

14.Any other creative passions?

I used to like to draw, and paint, I also liked to knit and crochet, but since my hands became so painful and disfigured, that’s no longer a task I do. I do use my computer and image editing software to create my own graphics and mini-movies to share with friends and family.

Suzanne is one of my favourite poets currently on Allpoetry i suggest you guys check the website out you will find a link on our blog. I have learnt alot from just being friends with Suzanne , she is one of the nicest people i have come across.

Our upcoming interview will be off course myself being interviewed by the lovely Miss Suzanne. we also have another poet lined up for the third week on Poets In Training.

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