Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

My first poem: How to write a metaphor.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020

How does one craft a poem?

Students are baffled by poetry, for it breaks all the conventions. I often refer to poems as orange concentrate. Take out all of the water, and just keep the oranges, full and bursting with flavour. Take out small words- prepositions and articles, and let the nouns and verbs sing.

This is the first poem I wrote when I was seventeen, and it was published in Grain Magazine.

Tree                                                                                                                                                                                            By Lindsay Lewis

Isn’t it a shame

love doesn’t grow on trees

you said

As one by one

my leaves fell

at your feet.