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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 340

Well, I'm pretty excited to announce that we've got all our winners from the 2015 April PAD Challenge finally. I will post more on this tomorrow, including naming the Poetic Asides Poet Laureate. Read the results here.

For today's prompt, write an "at last" poem. Or a "finally" poem. The poem could be about finally receiving a promotion, a proposal, a letter, an award, etc. Or it could be a poem about reaching a goal, like climbing a mountain or finishing your taxes.

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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 an At Last poem:

“the time has come”

after the final song
of the final encore
& all the lights are on
as we march to the door

we attempt to discuss
the performance we heard
but we just hear the buzz
of their echoing words

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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