For today’s prompt, write a “plus one” poem. It could be a math poem. Or a poem about including a guest (or “plus one”). Or a poem about doing something just “one more time.” Or the new person in a group, new task at work, and so on and so forth.
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 Plus One poem:
“The Hardest Part”
For some, the hard part is getting started,
while others struggle to try and maintain,
and some folks fail to finish what they start,
but then there are those who can’t start again.
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’s living the dream.
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Find more poetic posts here:
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 364.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Haiku Sonnet. (Deadline: 9/30/16).
- Amy MacLennan: Poet Interview.