i normally don’t believe in the editing process, but wow i just got such a kick out of revising two of my poems that are required to be revised for my final portfolio. i totally tore them apart and “radically revised” them. it was awesome. i’m trying to show more than tell, and i kept the same essence behind the poem – like the emotion and sentiment behind it, but i told it in such a different style. a much more active style. hopefully, it makes the poems more gripping to the reader too.