For today’s prompt, pick a food, make it the title of your poem, and write your poem. It can be a food you love, food you hate, or food you’ve never even tried before. Your poem can be about the food–or not. Your choice.
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 Food Poem:
olive juice is often mistaken
for olive oil, but it’s just the brine
liquid base found in jars of olives
it is used to boost immunity,
reduce blood sugar, increase muscle
control, and maintain water balance
mouthing “olive juice” to a lover
can be mistaken for “i love you”
when it’s actually just the brine
found in the hearts of “will you be mine”
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 been writing to a loose theme so far this month; can you guess what it is?
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