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 an auto poem. Auto could mean automobile, automatic, automaton, or any number of possibilities.
Here's my attempt at an auto poem:
i meant to type a lowercase i
& i wanted to leave out all my
punctuation marks & use poem
as a verb & pen the words show 'em
without making 'em them & until
should be 'til & please spell check be still
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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