For today’s prompt, write a cravings poem. The poem could be an ode to cake, fudge, or cheese. Personally, I woke up this morning with a craving for cream soda. But cravings can go well beyond food into the realms of activities, objects, and people (as well as a combination of all of the above).
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 Cravings poem:
sometimes i feel i have to write
others i have the need to read
i know there is no wrong or right
with this impulse that needs to feed
always it seems it’s on my mind
words & yes even numbers too
some meaning i’m trying to find
& always leads me back to you
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 is one of those poets who constantly craves reading and writing more. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.
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