For today’s prompt, write a standard poem. Standard poem could mean the “same old poem,” I suppose, but it could also mean the “gold standard.” It could be a poem about standard procedures or having standards (in work, relationships, social media, poeming, etc.). Or maybe your idea of standard is that nothing is standard.
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 Standard poem:
standard procedure dictates
time and again how we bind
and manipulate time in our
never ending search for a
development that’s candid
about our time lost can in
reality intimately delay a
dynamic solution to what
stymies clockwork souls
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.