From our friends across the pond at Poets United.
1. Observe well
2. Carry a notebook to jot down thoughts
3. Read poetry to improve your poems
4. Read your poems out to experience how they sound
5. Use all your senses – not just the five we're told about at school
6. Simple thoughts simply expressed can have a profound impact
7. Keep a dictionary and thesaurus handy
8. Don't be afraid to experiment
9. Try not to stick to just one form of poetry
10. Practice, practice, practice
Full (yet short) article from Peterborough Today online.