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Poetry: music from the heart

?Poetry ?happens when composers create harmony with words. A good poem tells stories through the reader’s imagination.

In this week’s issue of LIFT, Tai Sovanarun, a 22-year-old student at Royal University of Phnom Penh,shares his tips on how to create the perfect poem.

Before ?he starts composing,he thinks deeply about the theme and mood of his poems.

Next, he tries to find expressive words that rhyme well.

“There? are three main elements for composing poems,” Sovanarun said.

“It begins with an idea, then harmony and rhyme. The elements must link with one other.”

He re?commends that in order to develop a personal technique, try reading poetry written by famous composers, both past and present.



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