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Today is our first Tuesday of the month. If this is your first poem-a-day rodeo, then I have a special treat for you today, because I do Two-for-Tuesday prompts for these challenges. You can write to one prompt; write to the other; or try to do both. Totally up to you.
Here are the two prompts for today:
- Write a beginning poem. And, of course, when something begins, it often signals something else ending. Soooo, the other prompt is to…
- Write an ending poem. Poem about something ending.
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 Beginning and/or Ending Poem:
when the day ends
the night begins
to take the shape
of a love letter
that begins & ends
without a name
where desire begins
between one heart
beat & the next
love song makes it
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’s always been a teenager at heart.
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