This is a poetry blog, but I want to let those of you who write fiction know about an agent one-on-one bootcamp that starts tomorrow morning. It’s an exciting opportunity to get feedback from and exposure to literary agents on the first ten pages of your novel. Click to continue.
For today’s prompt, write a hiding poem. The poem could be about someone hiding or something hidden. Or the process of searching. And remember: There are physical things that can hide, but also thoughts, emotions, plans, and so much more.
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 Hiding poem:
if you think you can hide that little secret
you are mistaken
it will eat at you every time you don’t say
this is who i am
sure it’s scary to reveal that little secret
but when it is time
you will find that life is so much better when
you don’t have to hide
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:
- Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
- Boston Review: Monday Market Spotlight.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 340.