For today’s prompt, write a poem that captures a moment from a movie or book. You can include a hint in the title of the poem, let other readers know outright, or leave the poem as a standalone moment that some people will “get”–and that others just won’t.
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 Book and/or Movie Moment poem:
Three men singing in a boat
after drinking to each man’s legs
and comparing scars and stories
forget everything for a moment
until the shark brings the world
crashing back like the water
flooding fast into the hull.
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 watches Jaws a few times every year and considers it one of the few perfect films ever made.
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