You want to write a poem? Nothing to it.
Forget that boring book by Stephen Fry.
In thirty seconds I can guide you through it:
It really is as effortless as pie.
It’s only words, you know, not rocket science.
Eccentric bits of
Will give it razzle-dazzle. A reliance
On vocab like ‘azure’ won’t go amiss.
A poem with a rhyme-scheme may sound sweeter,
But that is not compulsory these days,
And nor is one obliged to write in metre
Or to apply either technique consistently.
Don’t worry if you’ve never had a leaning
For scholarship and thinking; if averse
To writing stuff that has some kind of meaning,
Just designate your efforts as ‘light verse’.