Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Words that Sing - Poems

Poem by Dawn M. Hamsher
Poem by Joan Disbrow

The other day in our writing group (1st Writes) we learned about using "words that sing". 

Poem by Sandy James
It can be hard to find just the right words to use in your writing, but writing poetry can help. Poetry forces you to choose precise words. 

Poem by Pam Williams
Some of our members wrote poems about words (using words that sing). I'd like to share them with you. 

Just click on the artwork to read each poem.  Enjoy! 

 Artwork and photos by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013

How do you find just the right words in your writing? Do you brush up your skills by writing poetry? 

One of my favorite word tools is RhymeZone (rhyming words, synonyms, definitions, and more!).


  1. when I write, the idea, the message is the one that leads me. it's difficult to say what the right words are, especially in poetry. But I can't stop trying to find them!

    1. Adriana, It's so fun to keep searching for the right words -- like a challenge or a game!


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