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Prompt #61 Revisionists Unite!

June 30, 2011

  

Revisionists Unite!

We Write Poems:  
Part the curtains, swing the windows open wide! Take a fresh breath of sky, prepare to greet something old and make it new again! That’s our way to say with a flourish, take some older poem of yours, something you thought might be better expressed somehow, someday – that day is today! Revise or rewrite that poem. This is a “revisionists” holiday, whether that revision be one of subtle refinement or a major overhaul in whatever manner suits your desires. That choice is certainly yours.

This is something new for us at We Write Poems. And now we’d like to make the process more public, an activity you can share with us all. It might be most effective if the poem has some “age” for you, so the revision can be approached without your original state of mind. Maybe you’ve even changed yourself since that first poem day and now have perspectives you didn’t then! So find one of your old dusty poems and bring it back into the light!

Please, either repost the original along with the revision, or provide a link back to the initial poem so that we can observe the change. Perhaps you’d even elaborate on how and why you’ve changed the poem that we might better understand your intent. Give us an opportunity to see the process from your eyes.

With next week’s prompt we’ll be back for yet more of the many fine prompts suggested by our community here!

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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