Thursday, October 2, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 2: Today is More than Just a Number - It is Your Poem

 “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”

W.H. Auden

Welcome to Day 2 of OctPoWriMo.

I just got back from shopping and all over the stores there are signs of Halloween, that other celebration in October. I wanted to shout, “There’s poetry, too….”

which brings us to the most simple and perfectly synchronistic poetry prompt ever.

WORD PROMPT: Today, on this second day of OctPoWriMo, we will be inspired by the number and word, “two” or for those contrarians who have an issue about writing numerals, you may run with the adverb I used above in “There’s poetry,too….” or even the preposition, “to” as in “We went to the animal fair… the birds and the bees were there….”

I started playing with this prompt by making lists of “to” and “2” and “too” - you may want to try that as well and discover for yourself where this prompt will lead.

AND as always, the prompt is completely optional.

Quote: “The union of the mathematician and the poet , fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this is surely the ideal.” William James

I don’t usually suggest forms, but given the prompt, How about writing a poem in two lined stanzas? I have called these “couplets” and yet I find so many terms for different things, I’ll stick with the two lined stanza poem instead - at least for now.

Enjoy your poetic day, loves! 

-- Julie Jordan Scott

Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.

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