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For today’s prompt, write a poem that captures a moment from a movie or book. You can include a hint in the title of the poem, let other readers know outright, or leave the poem as a standalone moment that some people will "get"--and that others just won't.

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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 Book and/or Movie Moment poem:

“three men”

Three men singing in a boat
after drinking to each man's legs
and comparing scars and stories
forget everything for a moment
until the shark brings the world
crashing back like the water
flooding fast into the hull.

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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 watches Jaws a few times every year and considers it one of the few perfect films ever made.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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