Did you know that the earliest example of limericks were written up to 500 years ago? To celebrate this funny and humorous form of poetry, May 12th is national limerick day. This is the perfect day to start learning how to write your own limericks. And to help you out, we have created this brilliant step-by-step guide on how to write a limerick with examples.
Most people think writing a Haiku is easy, but a really good haiku takes time and practice. The earliest example of a short haiku dates back to the sixteenth-century and since then there have been a ton of haiku poets, including Matsuo Basho, Anselm Hollo and Kobayashi Issa. For anyone who doesn’t know what a haiku is, it is a three-lined poem that normally has 17 syllables written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Typical Haikus are about animals, seasons and anything else relating to nature. To celebrate and honour the art of haiku writing, April 17th is Haiku Poetry Day. This is the perfect opportunity to write your first ever haiku and master of the art of haiku writing. And to help you out, here are 6 tips to write your first ever haiku.
Poems can be such a joy to write and are one the quickest and easiest writing activities out there! Not everyone can write a 500 words story every day, but you can write a short poem, like a haiku or a Tanka. Today we decided to look at one of the most creative forms of poetry, shape poems! And because today is also Lewis Carroll’s birthday we decided to take inspiration from Alice in the Wonderland. So, carry on reading if you want to learn the rules of shape poetry and find some examples of Alice in the Wonderland shape poetry!
Interested in finding out a way to become a comic and a poet at the same time? Get ready to write hilarious poetry by learning how to become a Clerihew Master. Think of a clerihew as a limerick’s cousin, except clerihews are shorter and have fewer rules, so they are even more amusing and easy to create! Keep reading to find out how you can become an expert in the art of perfecting pleasing poetic prose. Learning how to write new styles of poetry is a great way to acquire new skills and become a better writer. The more you practice, the better you’ll get, and with enough practice, you can become a clerihew master!