Monday, November 20, 2017

What Inspires You to Keep Writing Poetry?

Writing poetry is our life's blood; we eat, breathe, and sleep poetry. We share what we love about it, what inspires us, what turns our head, what captures our heart, and what motivates us to keep going, keep allowing our words to flow.

Inspiration for Poetry, photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures
by CC0 Community
I am a visual person, photos inspire me more than most things. When I am in the flow, I see something that inspires me, I take a photo, and then I write to that photo. It could be the color, the light, the object, the person, that captures my heart and translates to the page.

What inspires you?

What keeps me going, keeps me writing poetry? It is to understand life, to see it through the lens of my words, to see where they will lead.

What keeps you going?

Prompts:

What was the last photo you captured? Write for ten minutes about the photo. What emotion does it convey? What draws you in?

Word Prompts:

Inspiring
flow
capture
camera

Indie poetry book highlight:



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Follow your words and share your link in the comments below and tell us, what inspires you to keep writing poetry? 


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo & #PoetsonthePage. Collaborate with your soul and get your words on the page. Wild Woman Writing Retreat.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Poetry Prompts Coming Soon!

We have decided to continue the journey over at Poets on the Page. I have several volunteers lined up to help with weekly prompts on Mondays to stir your inspiration and imagination. That will begin on Monday, November 20th. Hashtag for this will be, #PoetsonthePage. We hope to see you there.

For those that would like more than a prompt once a week, I've decided to do a 365 photo prompt on my personal blog for a poem a day challenge beginning on Sunday, November 19th. I will be sharing thought provoking, odd, and inspiring photos either from PublicDomainPictures.net or of my own photography/art. The hashtag for this will be, #365PhotoPrompts

Odd but it stirs the imagination!
Courtesy of PublicDomainPictures
by Dawn Hudson


This is also posted on OctPoWriMo to make sure everyone sees the new updates. 

Play with your words until you breathe life into them!

Peace,

Friday, September 1, 2017

OctPoWriMo 2017

I know it has been a desert here on Poets on the Page this year, I've been reclusive and healing. I'm feeling much better and this year we will be having OctPoWriMo 2017 at it's original site. If you'd like to join us again this year, head over there and sign up, it's going to be a great poetry challenge!

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 poet who plays with words to inspire writers to get off the couch and #dancewritecreate. Creatrix of #OctPoWriMo #PoetsonthePage. Find more inspiration 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.
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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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