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For today’s prompt, write a dream poem. So many things happen in our dreams--or, at least, my dreams. Of course, if you don't have dreams, then write a poem about a dream job, dream relationship, dream vacation, or some other dream situation.

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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 Dream poem:

“dream poem”

my psychic told me i was a poet
& when i told my psychologist
he asked me to explain my dream

poem. i had never considered
what my dream poem might be
& told him as much to which

he replied, "how can you write
that which you do not dream?"
& he had a point, i thought,

so i went home & spent all
afternoon trying to figure out
what my dream poem could be:

i thought it should be easy
to write but still give me
a sense of accomplishment

& when i told this to my
poetry support group
they all laughed & said

there's no accomplishment
without a struggle &
they were right.

so the next day, i saw
my psychic & told him
i had a dream i was

not a poet & then
i asked him to give
my money back.

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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 loves to write poems about his dreams.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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