technique to my verse?

Here's a thing. It may surprise you. I am not entirely sure I have what you would call a typical writing technique.  Poetry is a very personal experience from start to finish for me. 

I write in a reactionary way. By this, I mean I react to things I see or hear. I could be out walking the dog. I could hear someone say something that inspires me. I may hear  a noise whilst walking in the beautiful countryside where I live. Or I may see something on the news which resonates with me.  


Usually an idea will start to bubble in my mind.  The bubble may burst and nothing will come of it. Usually though, the initial idea will start to grow. It can sometimes sit with me for days. Circumnavigating the walkways and neurons in my brain. It feels as though a pressure is building as the ideas start to form. Words flying around, knocking into each other in their attempts to resemble some sort of order. 

Emotionally having an attachment to the subject matter, or a real belief in what I am writing about, I feel helps release the words. 

Once I have the subject of my piece, I tend to start writing to see where it takes me.  There are far more intelligent folk than I who could no doubt tell you about all the varying poetry techniques perfected throughout history.

Within my work you may find:

  • End Rhymes - Rhyming of the final words of lines in a poem

  • Internal Rhymes - Rhyming of two words within the same line of poetry.

  • Slant Rhymes - Rhyme in which two words share just a vowel sound (assonance – e.g. “heart” and “star”) or in which they share just a consonant sound (consonance – e.g. “milk” and “walk”). 

Source  where the explanation for the types of Rhyme can be found. (Daily Writing Tips)