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Prompt #36 Revisionist Writing

January 6, 2011


Revisionist Writing!

To celebrate the new year, time to take something old and make it new again. More specifically, take some prior poem of yours and rewrite it into a new poem now. Beyond that, no rules here. What’s the poem you were never really happy with, or just a poem you really thought you could have done better in expressing what you wanted to say. Or take a poem you were completely satisfied with and look how you might shift the meaning, mode of expression, or point of view. Maybe you even now feel differently about what you wrote before and want to change what the poem works to present. All your choice.

Please include (or at least link) the original poem, then second, present the new poem for us to read. You might like to include some comment about your process and intentions for this revision you made. Enjoy yourself!

Come back next Wednesday when you see,It’s Post Your Poems Day!” and leave a link to the poem on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, then please, post your poem in the comment itself.    ***    You are invited to respond to the prompt given here, but if you have something else you’re just itching to share, please feel welcome in doing that. Our first desire here is to encourage you to write and learn and share.    ***    When leaving comments to other’s poems, please be appreciative and encouraging. We are not a poem “critique” site (unless someone specifically asks for that). Be kind with each other (and yourself!).    ***    Please consider including a link with your blog poem back to the prompt response here at We Write Poems so that others may see and join our community. More participants do make better soup!

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  1. Seeing things differently « poetrydiary

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