2020 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 5 - Writer's Digest

2020 April PAD Challenge Countdown: T-minus 5

Poem along with the first ever April PAD Challenge Countdown, in which Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and a poem (to get things started) in the 10 days leading up to the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a magic poem.
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Poem along with the first ever April PAD Challenge Countdown, in which Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and a poem (to get things started) in the 10 days leading up to the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a magic poem.

For today’s prompt, write a magic poem. Write a poem about witches and wizards—or magicians and illusionists. Craft a magical realism poem. Or write about the magic of making movies or everyday life and living. Of course, this is a great opportunity to write a magic 9 poem too.

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Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want.

Re-create Your Poetry!

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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.

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Here’s my attempt at a Magic Poem:

"Magicians"

It is true I like a magic trick
with a joke and a song and a dance,
especially when the trick is slick
and without any smoke or mirrors.
I love when they give their wands a flick
and say words like "abracadabra,"
or find a person for them to pick
a random card to reveal by chance
with a "ta-da," a bow, and a click.

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