Welcome! I’m participating in the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge where I’ll share 26 posts on the theme “The Poet’s Alphabet: 26 Secrets for Crafting Beautiful Poetry”. In each post, I’ll offer bite-sized tips and tricks for crafting and perfectly editing poetry. Today’s tip is:
Write From Different Perspectives To Add Depth and Complexity
Have you ever considered exploring different perspectives in your writing? It can be a great way to create work that feels rich and complex. By writing from a different gender, race, or time period, you can gain new insights and challenge your own assumptions and biases. This can help you create work that is more universal and relatable, speaking to a broader audience.
For example, if you’re used to writing from a male perspective, try writing from a female perspective or vice versa. If you always write about contemporary issues, try writing from the perspective of a historical figure or a character in a different time period. This can open up new avenues for your creativity and help you craft more diverse and engaging work.
A good example of this is my poem, “Swatantra – A Poem on Independence,” where I wrote from the perspective of the land to convey the idea of freedom and independence in a more profound way. Writing from a different perspective allowed me to use personification and repetition to create a powerful and memorable piece that challenges the reader’s assumptions and biases about what it means to be independent.
An excerpt from the poem, Swatantra
I can be the barren land-isolated or a fertile field-decorated deep inside lies my untouched soul the essence of being immortal From dust I become-to end into the dust, a cycle of pretend in ‘tween, a soul-free, identity independent singing the song of freedom, eternally coherent The shackles of your conditioning never do they define my being I stretch, I flow, I change yet forever glow in the gentle breeze, even in a stormy blow
Read the full poem here:
Hope you found this tip useful.
See you with another tip, tomorrow.
This post is a part of the #BlogchatterA2Z 2023 challenge.