POETRY IS A PLANT IN THE GARDEN
A plant can grow everywhere but what differentiates the ones growing in the garden from the ones growing on the roof, under water, on walls, etc is that the plant in the garden is carefully tended to. This basically means that poetry is planned.
KNOW YOUR FIGURES OF SPEECH
Figures of speech are what differentiate poetry from prose. Infusion of figurative expressions can convert an otherwise prosaic writing
TAKING YOUR POEM FROM PAGE TO STAGE
Infuse performance into your poetry, in order to give it life. Write with the aim of performing, pay attention to your progression, work on your delivery, command the stage
Choose a clear concept for your message, avoid over crowding your poem by trying to pass too many messages with one poem
Know your expected audience, identify the reaction you expect from them and infuse this in your writing.