Improving Your Spiritual Poems

Improving Your Spiritual Poems

A Lesson by Joe
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This lesson will give you insight as to how to improve your spiritual poetry.

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The word of God is simply the best source of inspiration for any poem.  The ancient stories of the Bible hold profound truth, and great messages to convey in your poetry.

First off, choose which story of the Bible you would like to write about.  As an example, I have chosen the story of Adam and Eve.  

                 Lost Love
Forsaken taste; the blood of innocence,
Shed across the face of a beauty,
Lost love, forever gone,
No, Eve, no.

The temptation was evil,
As the snake spat lies,
Eve succumbs, giving the fruit to Adam,
No, Adam, no.

Now, watch over the fruit,
And do not eat of it,
For on the day you eat of it,
You shall surely die.

Taking the poem apart, you start off with imagery.  This draws attention to your poem, and interests the reader.  Try to mix up the wording a little bit, and use adjectives that are unique.

Then, give descriptive detail to your poem.  Be direct, and also innovative with the wording.  If you are a young writer such as myself, it may take time to build the experience needed to execute a well-written poem.

Lastly, in the final stanza (or quatrain), I used a quote from the Bible.  It leaves the reader at the end of the poem to ponder.

I used a very hard to notice poetic technique in this poem.  If you notice, the time line goes backwards to each stanza- from the eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, to Eve giving Adam the fruit, to God's message.

Thank you for reading my first lesson.  If you have any questions, feel free to message me.



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Posted 6 Years Ago


Enjoyed your points, Joe. I thought the poem might have been a bit subtler though; nobody likes being clubbed over the head--make them work for it!
I would refer you to my poem,"This Son Of God", postd here. Let me know what you think. You seem, for a young man, to have a pretty solid head on your shoulders! Mark Teague

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Posted 6 Years Ago


nicely done. I've written several Christian poems - some of which are posted here on WC

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Posted 6 Years Ago


Actually, this was very interesting and I had a little go in my head and what you said worked well, so this is excellent.

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Posted 6 Years Ago


Wrote a poem inspired by Revelation once. Never quite measured up, might go back and revamp it now. Thanks for the pointers!
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