Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today's prompt, write a wish poem.
For today’s prompt, write a wish poem. The poem could be about making a wish or granting a wish. It could focus on the fallout from a wish granted or denied. Or think up a wishful scene to share in your poem.
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 Wish Poem:
Sometimes I wish I could erase an entire day
or year. Somehow I think I could do everything
better if I just had a magic reset button I could
carry around. And here we are miles apart
thinking the same thoughts in different ways.
How could I possibly wish away all the things
that went right to justify removing the should-
have-beens that constantly tug at the heart?