Wow! After a month of writing a poem each and every day, it felt so weird going a whole week between prompts.
For today’s prompt, write a pop poem. This poem could be about popcorn, pop-up books, pop-out decorations, pop quizzes, pop culture, Pop-Tarts, or any number of pop-related topics. Just wait long enough, and I’m sure something will pop into your head.
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 Pop poem:
“Ode to a Soda Pop”
O fizzy carbonation!
O sugary sensation!
My life was watered down
before you came to town
with your sweetened caffeine;
I admit that I’m a fiend
for your Coke & Mountain Dew–
yes, root beer & orange pop too!
There is a time to drink you right:
Any hour, both day & night.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). And yes, he does love soda pop…a little too much.
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