Monday, November 14, 2016

Poetry Prompts - Picture's Worth A Thousand Words

I'm keeping this one short.

With everything that has been going on this last week here in the U.S., I thought today we could write a poem around the photo below, after all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.net
by Petr Kratochvil
If you write for this prompt, come back and share your link in the comments below and share on social media with the hashtag, #poetsonthepage

Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
Yes she is on Google+ too!




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Monday, November 7, 2016

Poetry Prompts - Poets on the Page

The first instrument I ever played I believe was the recorder in school. There might have been other instruments when I was in Kindergarten but I really don't remember. In the fifth grade I moved up to drums, I loved playing the drums. In Junior High I played the flute, I wasn't ever really good at it but I enjoyed it.

When I was a young adult I began playing around with hand drums, absolutely love them. Now I play the Native American flute and my granddaughters often ask me to play for them at bedtime.

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.net by Richard Revel


Poetry Prompt: Music

How has music affected your life? Have you ever played an instrument, if so what kind? 

Write for ten minutes asking questions around music and musical instruments. What kind of relationship have you had with music or playing music?

Suggested poetry type: Free Verse

Word Prompts:

melody
soul
swing
fusion
dance

Music for your Muse:





If you write for the prompt, come back and share comments below and a link to your blog post with your poem.

Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
Yes she is on Google+ too!




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Monday, October 31, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 31 - OctPoWriMo 2016

OctPoWriMo year five is coming to a close. I'm so glad you took this journey with us. I hope you will come back during the year and play with your words until you breathe life into them!

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.net by Alex Borland



Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Day 31 Prompt: Eternal

When I think of eternal, I think there isn't much that is eternal, at least not on this earth. When I wrote this prompt, I believe I was thinking how even though OctPoWriMo is coming to an end, our words are forever - what we wrote during this month and beyond. What does eternal mean to you? 

Suggested poetry type: What new poetry type did you enjoy learning the most this month? Choose your favorite poetry type from this month and write your heart onto the page.

Word Prompts:

eternity
light at the end of the tunnel (I know that's a lot of words:)
open door
bright light
heartfelt

Remember to let your inner child come out to play.

Music for your Muse:





Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poets on the Page for our fifth annual OctPoWriMo, we hope to see you throughout the year and for OctPoWriMo 2017.


Peace from both of us,
Morgan Dragonwillow and Amy McGrath
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
Yes she is on Google+ too!




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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 29 - OctPoWriMo 2016

This is my second to last post for OctPoWriMo, it has gone by in lightening speed. Remember when the month is over Poets on the Page will still be going on, we post all things poetry once a week with prompts. I hope you will join us.

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.net by Karen Arnold

Day 29 Prompt: Upside Down

Have you ever had one of those days where everything feels upside down? Tell us about your weirdest day.

Or...

Tell us how you turned an upside down day into a right side up day.

Suggested poetry type: This poem feels like an Acrostic.

Word Prompts:

topsy-turvy 
vice versa
contrary
unhinged
muddled


Music for your Muse:






During OctPoWriMo, if you want to make sure that we know you have written something new, comment in that day's post with your link to your blog and/or share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.
If you would like to leave an active link in the comments:

<a href = "your link">your title</a>

You have to put the link to your post (same link you would put in the comment section) in the, "your link" space within the quotations and the title to your post in the, your title, space.

Our link would look like this:

<a href="https://poetsonthepage.blogspot.com/">OctPoWriMo</a>

Once you hit publish on your comment it would look like this (only with the name of your post):

OctPoWriMo

I hope that helps. You don't have to do this, it is only if you would like to make your link an active link.

Remember to visit two or more OctPoWriMo participants and leave encouraging and supportive words along the way.

Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
Yes she is on Google+ too!




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Friday, October 28, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 28 - OctPoWriMo 2016

The end of the month is in sight! How are you holding up? It's been difficult for me and my husband, but things are improving one day at a time. 

On to today's prompt!

Image by Paul Brennan
Word Prompts:
sea shells
beach
coast
ocean
shell

Suggested Poetic Form: Monorhyme, or for a real challenge try Shape Poetry!

Music For Your Muse:
The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk


Relaxing Music for Sleeping Soundly - Ocean Waves Crashing




During OctPoWriMo, if you want to make sure that we know you have written something new, comment in that day's post with your link to your blog and/or share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.
If you would like to leave an active link in the comments:

<a href = "your link">your title</a>

You have to put the link to your post (same link you would put in the comment section) in the, "your link" space within the quotations and the title to your post in the, your title, space.

Our link would look like this:

<a href="https://poetsonthepage.blogspot.com/">OctPoWriMo</a>

Once you hit publish on your comment it would look like this (only with the name of your post):

OctPoWriMo

I hope that helps. You don't have to do this, it is only if you would like to make your link an active link.

Remember to visit two or more OctPoWriMo participants and leave encouraging and supportive words along the way.

I wish you words!
Amy McGrath

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 27 - OctPoWriMo 2016


Let's get right to it today.

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.net by Petr Kratochvil

Day 27 Prompt: Favorite Scent

Fragrance is a powerful thing. It can bring you back to your favorite meal your mother used to make, to your first kiss, to any number of events in your life.

Free write for 10 minutes and see where your nose leads you, if your words need some encouragement, walk outside, down the street, through a mall, through a forest until your nose reminds you and the words begin to flow.

Suggested poetry type: Ghazal

Word Prompts:

spice
essence
tangy
putrid
earthy

I couldn't think of a song or music to go with this, share a song or music in the comments that you think would be a good fit.


During OctPoWriMo, if you want to make sure that we know you have written something new, comment in that day's post with your link to your blog and/or share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.
If you would like to leave an active link in the comments:

<a href = "your link">your title</a>

You have to put the link to your post (same link you would put in the comment section) in the, "your link" space within the quotations and the title to your post in the, your title, space.

Our link would look like this:

<a href="https://poetsonthepage.blogspot.com/">OctPoWriMo</a>

Once you hit publish on your comment it would look like this (only with the name of your post):

OctPoWriMo

I hope that helps. You don't have to do this, it is only if you would like to make your link an active link.

Remember to visit two or more OctPoWriMo participants and leave encouraging and supportive words along the way.

Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
Yes she is on Google+ too!




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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 26 - OctPoWriMo 2016

My dear poetic friends,
First off, let me apologize to those of you eagerly awaiting the prompt on Sunday. UNDOUBTEDLY, something went wrong on my end and I let it get by me. My husband and I spent the weekend continuing with cleanup and inventory for insurance after Hurricane Matthew. Things are still nowhere near back to "normal" (whatever that is), but we have shelter, food, transportation, and each other. I am blessed. 

Now on to today's prompt!

Image by John Hain
What does "abandonment" mean to you? The above image shows it as a negative cycle. I can tell you that as an adoptee, I deal with abandonment issues all the time. However, there are ways to view this word in a positive way. There is a group on Facebook that is dedicated to spreading joy around the world through free art. Check out the Art Abandonment public group, if you're interested in sharing your own art!



Word Prompts:
abandonment
desertion
relinquished
left
disbanded

Suggested Poetic Form: Perhaps an Epitaph would be a fun way to look at this word!

Music For Your Muse: 

Kelly Clarkson - Piece by Piece


Five Finger Death Punch - Diary of a Deadman

During OctPoWriMo, if you want to make sure that we know you have written something new, comment in that day's post with your link to your blog and/or share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.
If you would like to leave an active link in the comments:

<a href = "your link">your title</a>

You have to put the link to your post (same link you would put in the comment section) in the, "your link" space within the quotations and the title to your post in the, your title, space.

Our link would look like this:

<a href="https://poetsonthepage.blogspot.com/">OctPoWriMo</a>

Once you hit publish on your comment it would look like this (only with the name of your post):

OctPoWriMo

I hope that helps. You don't have to do this, it is only if you would like to make your link an active link.

Remember to visit two or more OctPoWriMo participants and leave encouraging and supportive words along the way.

I wish you words,
Amy McGrath