2020 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a new world poem.
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Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a new world poem.

Today is the first day of the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge! Each day, I'll provide a poetry prompt and a poem to get things started. You can secretly poem along at home, or you can share your poem in the comments below.

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For today’s prompt, write a new world poem. There are new worlds and there are new worlds. You could write a poem about discovery of an actual planet. Or maybe your new world is actually a state of mind—or a series of books! In a way, I consider each new challenge a bit of a new world. Let's explore this one together.

Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it's more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.

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.

Click to continue.

Here’s my attempt at a New World Poem:

"Breaking and Entering"

Some lines break easier than others,
but I've always been a fool for
following the paths they lead,
because they always teach
me something brand new
about myself
as if I
contain
new

worlds
ready
to explore
hidden within
my own subconscious
like a waking dreamscape
that only asks the courage
to wander long enough to see
if there are any doors to unlock.

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