For today’s prompt, write a poem using at least 3 of the following 6 words:
If you want to use any of these words within a larger word, that’s totally fine. For instance, ghostwriter, cracked, freedom, handle, checked, knowledge, etc. If you can use all six (as I’m about to try), you get extra credit.
Note: For those waiting for the 2016 April PAD Challenge results, I’m nearly there. Should post results before the month is over.
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 Six Words poem:
“When Do You Know You’ve Cracked?”
When a ghost checks your free hands for a pulse.
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 usually write one-line poems, but he just did.
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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.