There are several types of poems ranging from free style, metered poems to personification form of poems. In writing poems, one need to dig deeper into their soul and bring out the truth in them with feelings and passion and it comes with its technical aspects. Once you master the basic aspects, writing poems can turn out to be fun and can earn you revenues.
Many upcoming and aspiring poets struggle to the imagery concept in their writing and it is no surprise that the universe has so much to offer despite the fact that most of it has been written about from the half moon to the full. Poets have gone to the extend of describing a whole lot of aspects from the real to imaginary just to express their inner perception. Original content is always a selling point depending on your target audience.
The basic concept of writing with imagery, you need to visualize the poems subject, if your poem is about a river, jot down what you know about the river in detail, this can include the frogs, fish and any other living organism in the river and how they manoeuvre their way under water. Be as descriptive as possible. Describe the water flow, the sounds from the river, the river bed and make the reader feel like the one at the river the moment they read your poem.
As an aspiring poet, you should set the scene and make the reader step in to your poem and the whole story must unfold in your mind so that you are able to externalize it to the audience. Put imaginary colour, feel and touch in your wording in a symbolic manner and the reader will be engulfed in your thoughts.
Remember it is like a dream on paper and you tend to leave reality constantly through closing your eyes and focus on the next point to write. Carry the river to your library and visualize on what people want from a river in a relaxed manner. Take it as you are watching a movie and determine the next scene to your standards and write it down. It is simple as watch and write. Try to be eccentric and try as much to embrace eccentricities and allow your brain to breathe freely and write anything related to your poem.
Ensure that if you are using rhyme it does not derail your original idea or poem subject. The poem should speak for itself and as much as possible use your pronouns sparingly. This way you will keep your readers entertained. A standard iambic poem should at least contain ten syllable line stanzas. This is opposed to Shakespearean one which is composed of 14 lines in four line stanzas arranged in three quatrains
Another popular form is the free verse poem which has no specific syllable number and appear like prose pieces with the difference of use of intense descriptive imagery and a specific theme. Some poets use punctuations while other do not. This also applies to use of capitalization; the choice here is individual and is part of creative writing.
In conclusion, in poetry you need to come up with a story or idea, ensure you can feel, smell or watch it as it unfolds, give it some life through imagery or daydreaming, write it the story down irrespective of when and where the idea comes up and refine it to your poem style later.