This week we are going to pay homage to a friend.
First, I would like you to think of someone, a friend who truly contributed to your life in some way or another.
Create quite space around yourself and spend some time remembering him/her and how s/he contributed to your life. Just allow all the memories to return. Feel the gratefulness that these memories generate in you towards this person.
Then, start writing down some of the things s/he has done for you and the qualities that you admire and love in this person.
Then take out a few magazines and start tearing out pictures that in some ways remind you of this person or of his/her deeds and support of you.
Arrange these pictures on a bigger sheet of paper but do not start gluing them on just yet.
Once again find a quiet moment and create a piece of poetry that pays homage to this beloved friend.
Use make-easy type of poetry such as Haiku, Free Verse, Limerick or Cinquain. See examples below.
When you have finished with your poem, cut it up in a way that you can places the lines of the poem all around your picture as if decorating it.
Homage To Kulacsy Zsolt (1968-1992)
Your presence is everything
You were my best friend
Without me comprehending it
You held me without touching me
You educated me without lecturing me
You love me without me knowing it
When you passed
The world collapsed
A vacuum appeared
That has never been filled
Your crooked sarcasm
The way you held me to the truth
And lifted me to higher standards
Have never left me
You live on in my heart
I treasure all that you taught me
Most of all, how to embrace and appreciate
All the unique beauty
That you once saw in me
Now, you can take out your glue and start attaching the pictures and the lines of the poem on the paper.
Your memento to this beloved friend is ready. If you like, you can send it to him/her in expressing your appreciation for their friendship.
Some more info on different types of poetry you can try.
Free verse poems do not follow any rules. Their creation is completely in the hands of the author. The author chooses how to use techniques such as rhyming, syllable count, stanzas, line length, etc. Some of these poems follow natural speech patterns, while others use shortened or extended lines to convey thoughts and emotions.
To write a free verse poem, begin by thinking of a topic. It could be a person, experience, or emotion. It could be topic about family, life, nature, or death. The topics are endless, but choose something that’s close to your heart. That will create the most emotionally driven piece.Love takes time.
It takes patience
to find the one,
to find him,
to find forever.
The heart may get broken,
but never give up.
The patience of a heart
is so beautiful.
Haiku’s are composed of 3 lines, each a phrase. The first line typically has 5 syllables, second line has 7 and the 3rd and last line repeats another 5.
(5) Ripe golden harvest
(7) Burning sun in azure skies
(5) Labours rewarded.