After today, we’ll be 67% of the way through this challenge. Only 10 days to go!
For today’s prompt, write a task poem. The task can be some glorious duty, or it can be a seemingly small and insignificant job. Or the poem can take someone to task. It’s your task to figure it out and write it.
Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Task Poem:
the words come easiest
when i’m working on some
thing completely different
like moving numbers in
spreadsheets or looking for
errors in an index
folding laundry & then
putting away laundry
or washing the dishes
but paying all the bills
that produces the most
poems & here we go
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He writes poems even when he’s not writing poems.
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