There are many styles of writing poetry and some poets stick with one particular style, others explore a number of them.
My early writing style is known as ‘free verse’ because they do not follow any form of rhyming pattern.
Poetry I write now uses various forms, the most common ones are:
- Micropoetry ~ which restricts poems to a maximum of 140 characters.
- Haiku ~ which follows a pattern with a total of 17 syllables in 3 lines; 1st line has up to 5 syallables, 2nd line has up to 7 syllables and 3rd line has up to 5 syllables.
- Fibonacci ~ based on the Fibonacci number sequence of 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21. Poems can embody the number sequence either in numbers of syllables or in numbers of words.
The most essential aspect of writing poetry is that it is a means of expression for the poet which also holds some meaning for the reader.