Poetry Writing in Reach of Everyone

What makes a poet? That is the question Jamie Bagley asks in Lesson 2 of her DIY Poetry e-course, which is free for a time. You see, Jamie is convinced that everyone can write poetry. She gives you lots of tools and examples to make it easy.[bctt tweet=” Her course breaks down some of the mystery surrounding writing poetry. ” username=”GaylWright”]




I was working on Lesson 2 today and was surprised at how easy it was using her instructions. Basically I wrote for five minutes whatever thoughts came to mind when thinking about her question.Then I followed her format to write the following poem.


What Makes a Poet?


What makes a poet?
Clouds and trees and blue skies
Green grass and colorful flowers
What makes a poet?


What makes a poet?
Hens and dogs and cats and lizards
Love and gentleness and happiness
What makes a poet?


What makes a poet?
Porch swings and wind chimes
Sunshine and rain and all kinds of weather
What makes a poet?


one of my favorite places to sit on the front porch


What makes a poet?
Reading and singing and praying
Music and magic and majesty
What makes a poet?


What makes a poet?
Thinking and pondering
Walking and running
What makes a poet?


What makes a poet?
Living and dying
Beginning anew
What makes a poet?


me and my sister-in-law enjoying some laughs.


What makes a poet?
Laughing and crying
Listening and Speaking
What makes a poet?


What makes a poet?
Hugs and Kisses
Children and animals
What makes a poet?


What makes a poet?
Hearts and circles and squares
Conversations and teatime
What makes a poet?



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Jamie will put you at ease and before long you may be writing poetry every day. Check out her DIY Poetry E-course now.

13 thoughts on “Poetry Writing in Reach of Everyone

  1. I love reading your poems. i do like to write, but I have never really tried writing poems. I like writing because it is easy and comes naturally. Maybe in a few years when the boys are older I might try to stretch myself and do some poetry. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Amanda! I think you might be surprised at how easy poetry writing can be. My daughter, Jamie, gives some step by step tips and makes it fun. 🙂

      Blessings to you! I’m always glad to have you “visit.” xo

  2. I like to write silly poems and I actually have a three-ring binder full of poetry. Some fun, some sad, some poignant. But, I’m not sure I consider myself a poet!

    1. If you write poems, no matter how silly, you are definitely a poet, Susan! I’d love to read some of your poems sometime!

      Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend! Love and hugs! xoxo

  3. Dear Gayl, How wonderful that you and your daughter share such a love of poetry! I have tried to sign-up for the ecourse; hope I did it correctly. 🙂 This poem reminds me of your poem “Stillness” that you sent to me a few weeks ago. I love how God stirs in your heart to find the verse that captures His thoughts! And I love the pictures you chose to fit together with the verses. Your tea set is beautiful! Be blessed my poet friend! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie, I’m so glad you signed up for the course. Jamie is so insightful and helpful. She really helped bring back my interest in poetry a few years ago.

      I love writing the poems, thinking of the words and then being excited when they come together. I know that much of it is the result of God stirring in my heart. Thank you for your continued encouragement! I’m glad you like the tea set. The pot is from Japan and Jamie actually found it for me in a thrift store. The cups are from a tea set my aunt got for my mom when in the Air Force and stationed in Japan. My mom gave them to me a few years ago. So they are special.

      Blessings and hugs to you, sweet friend! xoxo

    1. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and encouragement, Karen! I’m glad you were inspired. Do try this and let me know what you write! 🙂

      Thanks again for visiting and have a great weekend! Blessings to you!

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