For today’s prompt, write a napkin poem. I guess that could be a poem about a napkin or that involves napkins, but I think my original thought for this kind of poem would be a poem that might be scrawled onto a napkin in a rush–or maybe even slipped across (or under) the table to someone sitting with you. So maybe a warning or an invitation. As always, take the prompt where you will.
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 Napkin Poem:
“to whom it may concern”
the service was wonderful
& the meal was great
but it’s time to move on
before it gets too late
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 doesn’t consider any time too late to write poetry, and he’s scrawled his fair share of poems (and random lines) on napkins. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- Michael Dylan Welch: Poet Interview.
- Boston Review: Monday Market Spotlight.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 340.