Here we are again: On a Wednesday in a month not named April or November. Must be poeming time!
For today’s prompt, write a shopping poem. I’ve been doing a lot of the “traditional” shopping lately with a bunch of big family dinners and such, but remember: People shop for husbands, shop for good music, shop for people with similar interests, and so on. Happy shopping for a good poem!
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 Shopping poem:
“at the thrift store”
i find the disc
that once cost me
for three quarters.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Christina Stoddard: Poet Interview.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Minute Poem.
- 2015 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Next Steps.