Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Verse First ~ Edit to Elevate

Verse First ~ Edit to Elevate

Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems. 
Today's notion?

EDIT TO ELEVATE

What Is Poetry?


Poetry's
the ordinary
edited~elevated
extraordinary
Poetry
Is art

©Kim Nelson

Today, write a poem about something exceedingly ordinary, something completely mundane. Edit it to elevate it. Turn it into art. Choose your words carefully, using only those conveying your specific intent. Remove everything that doesn't serve you well. If you're comfortable, leave a note below your post inviting others to critique in order to further elevate the work.

I look forward to reading  your art. ~ Kim



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21 comments:

  1. I did write something on these lines. But will not repost it. instead will try to pen something. So not in FIRST today! :)

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  2. Never been first. lol Was just sitting at my kitchen table, surfing the web, intent on writing something but not getting anywhere until I read this prompt.

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  3. Great to be here...hope you like it!

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  4. ...my art is up.... smiles... thanks Kim!

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  5. Please do drop in, Ms. Kim! Welcome to all at my site today!

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  6. Kim,

    I managed to write a more detailed poem, which I then edited to produce this version...I hope this style is correct!!

    Eileen

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  7. Oh, intriguing. I shall have to stir the pudding that is my summer brain and see if I can find a lump and pretty it up! Cool prompt, Kim, as always!

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  8. Found myself seeking new language, new words. Thank you. Will be back later to read and comment,

    Elizabeth

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  9. Kim - love your challenges
    I also went minimalistic with my photo that was untouched

    thanks so much

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  10. Though I don't always have the time to write and post for this challenge, I always enjoy it when I do! Thank you Kim!

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  11. Hello I am new here, Kim. I joined this community of awesome poets on 11 August... and I am humbled by all the talent I see. :)

    Also, this challenge is going to be my fave I think since I wrote about my pencil and let the cat out of the bag that I am a total stationery nut.

    Thank you Kim!

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  12. A wonderful prompt, Kim! I'm all over it ... like rain :)

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  13. Great Prompt, I love the idea of romanticizing the mundane

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  14. Dear Kim,
    A great discipline - to edit. I will come back in a bit...

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  15. I could not get to Leslie's poem...

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  16. Anne Viva...your comments section didn't want to accept me. I really liked some of your lines "vellum whispers" and enjoyed the read. Thank you,

    Elizabeth

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  17. Thanks, Kim, for a prompt that challenged me with the concept of brevity (shivers down my spine). Hardest thing for me to do is KISS (Keep It Simple, Shorty!). Amy

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  18. Got a bit late. laptop issues. ll be little sporadic but will visit others soon! :)

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