The April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge is designed to help poets do one thing and one thing only: Write more poems! The process of revision may go on for weeks, months, and years later, but this challenge is all about getting that first draft. Please poem along with us--either in the comments below or silently at home.
For today's prompt, write a beyond poem. The poem could be beyond human comprehension. It could be from the great beyond. It could be from beyond--another city, country, planet, solar system, dimension, etc. Don't be afraid to go above and beyond with it.
Here's my attempt at a beyond poem:
the ants are preparing a ball tonight
for the return of their prince. the queen ant
has sent the king ahead to welcome him.
the prince ant left in search of a princess,
but all he found were queens and their armies.
no matter. at the dance, he'll fall in love
with a peasant ant. she'll be protected
by a spell from her fairy godmother
ant. everyone will celebrate, save
the queen, who'll be left alone with her king.
Writing poetry is exciting, but the revision process can be too, especially when you're revising with a group of dedicated poets and an experienced mentor. As luck would have it, that can be accomplished with the Writer's Digest online course, Advanced Poetry Writing.
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