I am an Indonesian but mostly write in English. Most of my poems are written in English. What terms and rules should I notice? considering that my idea comes to mind in English not my native language.
I'm a South-American-born Chinese and I write novels and short stories in English.
I'm not familiar with poetry rules, but I think that's the easy part. The difficult part is to write like a native speaker (or at least, good enough to be taken seriously by native speakers).
These are some methods I use:
- I read everyday (e.g. two novels a week)
- I write and get corrected by native speakers
- I check my sentences on Google to make sure native speakers are using them
- I watch movies and listen to songs in English
I think this is more a matter of getting used to thinking and expressing yourself in English rather than learning some set of rules. Which should be easy as long as you have passion in what you do.