Few things go together better than fairies and poetry.
If you are a budding poet and want to give fairies their due, here are a few tips for writing fairy poems, or any other type of poem, for that matter:
Set up a quiet and private workspace where you comfortable and safe to explore your thoughts.
This special creative space could even be a grove of trees outside your home or a special nook inside the house. Maybe its in a space you have created as your creative studio. You can start by hanging some inspiring and beautiful fairy pictures to get you in the mood.
Getting in the Mood for Creative Writing
One of the greatest storytellers of our time, Stephen King, says that if you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write. So read many books on the subject to instill an internal foundation to begin writing your poetry and in this case, poetry about fairies or fairytale stories.
Beautiful fairies aren’t the only interesting characters. You might as the question “what if?” and write about types of fairies that are unfamiliar with the ceramic collections on your mantle. Perhaps you might delve into a story of the more human-sized darker fairies who love to trick humans and create mischief, *smile*.
You can start by writing about what you know and can relate too as well. If you’re out in the garden and there is dew on the morning flowers, write about that. Begin by writing in “normal” sentences and break them down by taking out any unnecessary words. You will be left with the beginning of a poem.
Converting a Flow of Sentences Into a Poem
Here is an example:
“The morning sun shone on the dew in the flowers.”
Now, take away all the “the’s” and “on” (unnecessary words).
Now you have “morning sun shone, dew in flowers.” Now separate the sentences and add your imagination! What if a fairy popped up out of the flower, would she be watching you or just waking up?
- Morning Sun Shone
- Dew in Flowers
- Fairy wipes her eyes
- Yawns as I weed
Journaling Your Fairy Poems
Next, use analogies and compare yourself to the fairies. What would you wear, play, and eat if you were a fairy?
Keep a notebook or, if you prefer, a journal handy so you can jot down ideas as they come. You can make the entire setting of the poem come alive. The fairy is yawning, but what of the flowers just opening up for the day, they seem to be yawning, too, don’t they?
These are just suggestions for writing fairy poetry, or any type of creative prose. Keep trying, while being kind about your process while having fun.
Your fairy poetry can be any length, it can rhyme or not, whatever you like.