I'm new here, I only started writing poetry a week ago. I was so nervous, I didn't know how I could keep coming up with things. For the first three days, I would constantly think each day, I've got to figure out what to write. I had no ideas in my head at all. Where would these poems come from? I was trying to force things. Then, I just relaxed, tried not to even think about poetry for just one day. The next morning as soon as I awoke, an idea popped into my head.
While I was in the shower, two poems came to me. As soon as I got out of the shower, I no sooner wrote them down, then another popped into my head.
I still have a little apprehnsion, though. For instance, right now, I have absolutely nothing in mind, but I'm not gonna worry about it, 'cause I'm confident something will happen. I really only got that confidence after writting "The little Dragon." I felt, if I could write a story like that on the spur of the moment, then I could do anything.
What seems to work best for me is, just to come up with one little phase, like "I often sit alone at night..." Now, there's so much that can be done with that. I just keep repeating the phrase over and over again, then try to add a few words to it. Before I know it, it just goes wild and I almost can't stop it.
Basically, what I'm saying is, just relax. If you were able to do it before, then there's no reason why you can't do it again. Unless you keep it from happening.
Open yourself up to good thoughts.
It WILL happen.
Best of luck,