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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 353

For today’s prompt, write a nothing important poem. Maybe it's a poem about an unimportant tool, plant, animal, or even person. Of course, sometimes the unimportant things are revealed to be the most important of all. So leave no unimportant stone unturned in search of your poem.

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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 a Nothing Important poem:

“importance of freedom”

i offered her nothing
when i offered my heart
i offered her nothing
when i offered a part

in this play of my life
that seemed so much to me
it all came to nothing
when she let me go free

to her it was nothing
to place me on this shelf
& now i've got nothing
but both me & myself

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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). He started off writing love poems, and he'll likely always turn to them when nothing more important catches his fancy (as if there is anything more important, right?). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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