For today’s prompt, write a bulletin board poem. Or maybe a more modern version of this is the eraser board poem. That is, write a poem that might be tacked onto a bulletin board or scribbled on an eraser board or even magnetized to a refrigerator. Probably something short, something personal, maybe even timely.
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 Bulletin Board poem:
“to whom it may concern”
I’m away from my desk,
because I couldn’t carry it
with me, and I didn’t know
how to bring the sun indoors
without setting the office
on fire. So I may or may not
be back, and you’re welcome.
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 really needs to be more poetic with his out-of-office messages.
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Find more poetic posts here:
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 364.
- 2018 Poet’s Market: Call for Submissions.
- Amy MacLennan: Poet Interview.