Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a the-blank-who-blank poem.
Wow! So, we'll be a third of the way through this challenge after finishing today's poem. I've been super motivated by reading all the poems but also all the encouragement and kind words in the comments from poet to poet. Keep it up!
For today’s prompt, take the phrase "The (blank) Who (blank)," replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: "The Runner Who Walked," "The Scientist Who Decided to Make a Monster," "The Poet Who Loved Me," and/or "The Teacher Who Couldn't Learn." If you'd prefer to write about a thing instead of a person, feel free to replace the word "who" with the word "that."
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!
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 The-Blank-Who-Blank Poem:
"The Poet Who Always Rhymed"
The poet who always rhymed
got caught time after time
in a bit of a small curse
unable to write free verse
though he tried with all his might
breaking lines night after night
with the abandon of love
left unchecked beside a stove
until the day he broke ranks
with the rebels and the yanks
and beheld a simple orange
that didn't rhyme with anything...