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We are happy to announce that we at OctPoWriMo have moved to Poets on the Page. We have decided to begin the new year with weekly poetry prompts.
Yes we will still be having our month long adventure in October!
But now we will also have weekly prompts on Monday AND we will also have a month long poetry adventure in April for NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month).
So join us once a week, once a month, and/or everyday in April and October!
You can write your poetry on your blog.
You can tweet your poetry.
You can Instagram your poetry.
And you can share your poetry (or poetry links) on the Facebook group - Poets on the Page.
Share your poetry with the hashtag #PoetsonthePage (I know it's long but the acronym is already being used by a band on Twitter).
Now for our first poetry prompt in 2016!
I recently read a quote on Wild Woman Sisterhood from the book, Who is Magic Babe Ning by Ning Cai who quoted Rachael Fallon yogini;
"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."This really hit home for me, it made me think about all of the conditioning from childhood, all of the shoulds and shouldn'ts, of who our family and friends think we are, of what society expects of us, and of course who we think we are.
I have often thought of who I would be without all of that. I even wrote a poem once about who I would be if I forgot everything, if I had amnesia, what kind of person would I be and who I would be without all of the attachments from the past.
How often do we think that we have to be better, do better, and become this better person? What if that wasn't it at all?
Poetry Prompt:Write for ten minutes asking yourself this question - What if you stop trying to be who you aren't, let everything that isn't you drop away, and embrace the real you?
Possible Poetry Type:
Shadow Poetry - Free Verse or Free Form
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Music helps me to connect with my muse and spill my words to the page. Here is an epic music mix that will hopefully inspire you to dance your words into the world.
Experiment dancing and writing to this music and see where the words lead you.
We aren't fond of rules here at Poets on the Page. The only thing we ask is that you are courteous with your fellow poets, that if you leave a comment for us or on another poet's blog, you share the love and support that all poets need.
Be who you are, I believe in you!
******Updated on 02/26/2016. Corrected quote info to the book and author it came from.
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