Saturday, October 1, 2016

OctPoWriMo 2016 Begins!

This is our fifth annual OctPoWriMo! Every year since 2012 you have joined us in everything poetry and we are so glad that you do. Of course every year we also have a few people join us for the first time as we have this year. If you are new to OctPoWriMo, don't hesitate to ask questions as we are more than happy to help you maneuver this poetry journey.

The people behind the curtain this year are, myself - Morgan Dragonwillow and Amy Phelps McGrath. We can't guarantee to get to every participating blog every day but at least one of us will try to get to your blog at least once a week

Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, where you find inspiration for your poetry is up to you.
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 share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.

Coloring in, Inspirations: A Coloring Journal. -MDragonwillow

Day 1 Prompt: Time

Possibilities:

Time is such a constant in our lives, racing the clock, wishing it would go faster or slower. Rarely do we get off the train of time and focus solely in the moment. What does time mean to you?

Write for ten minutes about an instant that time stood still, with as much detail as you can.

If you choose to, write a shape poem.

Word Prompts:

age
generation
stretch
shift
moment


Music to stir your imagination and connect to your muse:







If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time. =)  OctPoWriMo link up. Remember to tell all your poet friends and lover of words to come check it out by sharing the hashtag #OctPoWriMo across social media!


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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65 comments:

  1. Team Netherworld is writing our poems in advance, so unfortunately we won't be able to take advantage of the fun word and style suggestions this time around.
    I so appreciate having all the main word prompts in advance. I am working an average of 50 to 60 hours a week. I have a Chromebook and I have down time if I'm lucky. I work nights as a pediatric home care nurse. So, about that down time thing...
    This year all our poems are related to our WIP novel, Fetch, and can be found at either poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com or peppersfetch.blogspot.com
    Thank you for hosting the prompt.

    Cie
    Head Buttmunch in Charge
    Team Netherworld

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    1. Hi Cie, This is one of the reasons I chose to do things differently, people have lives and it's easier if they know what the prompts are ahead of time. I tried to comment on your blog post but it wouldn't give me the comment box to write in. Not sure if it's a problem on your end or on mine. I'm currently using my phone, later I'll try again on my laptop. Glad you're writing along with us again this year.

      Peace,
      Morgan

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  2. Here's mine to kick off OctPoWriMo: http://rttlingcage.blogspot.com/2016/10/no-need-to-say-goodbye.html

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    1. Thanks for playing along, I left a comment on your blog.

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  3. Here's my poem for day 1, using my own prompt.
    https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/octpowrimo-day-1/

    Thank you for the prompt list. I appreciate the prompts wherever I can get them. Have a blessed weekend. :)

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    1. My pleasure. Left (several) comments on your blog. =D

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  4. Morning . And good luck to everyone this month.
    I have written a few words related to the prompt of time on my blog:

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, next time could you please leave the link to your poem instead of to your home page, makes things quicker. Left a comment on your blog.

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  5. Here's mine:
    https://melindakucsera.com/2016/10/01/time-to-die/

    I embedded the poem in a short frame story. I also work crazy hours and so I'll be writing my poems in advance. Thank you for putting out the overall themes ahead of time.

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    1. My pleasure, glad it is helpful for you to have them in advance.

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  6. Good morning! I'm excited to participate. Here's my first poem http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/precious-memories/

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    1. Yay! Glad to have you along for the journey!

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  7. And here we go! May October bring us all sharper senses, more words, and an appreciation for each poem. Thank you, Morgan and Amy, and congrats on this fifth year!

    http://bethandwriting.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Beth! So happy to have you with us this year! Pretty please, could you post the link directly to you poem next time, we have so many to visit it makes it quicker. *Hugs*

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    2. Will do, Morgan. Wasn't sure which format you wanted. Perseverance furthers!

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  8. A new month has begun! I'm excited to be back in the blogosphere :)

    https://proudmommaofgirls.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/cats-against-an-orange-wall/

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    1. Hiya Rose! So nice to see you playing with us for OctPoWriMo!

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  9. Hello! Thank you once again for hosting this. I've missed this community so! : )

    Here is my first post for OctPoWriMo 2016. I did not address the prompt directly, but I did try to address both a.) how I use my time and b.) what this time/era will defined by (especially in relation to the horrors of what's happening in Syria).

    https://alexandracorinth.com/2016/10/01/one-octpowrimo/

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    1. Alexandra, thank you for reminding others that this is still going on, it's so easy to get caught up in our daily lives and forget that there is deep suffering happening elsewhere in the world.

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  10. Hello, I am really excited to be a part of this lovely and creative venture. Thanks for sharing the prompts in advance. Here's my first composition on my blog : https://amritapauls.blogspot.in

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    1. Glad you find it helpful, Amrita, to have them in advance. Next time please share the link to your poem as it saves us precious time getting to everyone's poems. Peace to you.

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  11. Woot! Ready for another month of poeming!!

    https://graceblackwrites.com/2016/10/01/orphic-day-1/

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  12. Hi! First time participating, very excited! Hopefully I'm doing this right, please let me know if I make any mistakes.

    Day 1

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    1. I can't comment on tumbler. I enjoyed your poem and tweeted it with the #OctPoWriMo tag.

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  14. It is so good to be back this year. It's my second and here is my poem. Thanks to everyone!

    https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/a-moment/

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    1. https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/a-moment/

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    2. Glad you could join us again, Carol, I look forward to reading your poems.

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  15. I just wanted to thank you for hosting this and tweeting me a reminder that it was time! It feels good to get back into the writing-saddle again :0)

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    1. My pleasure, happy to help inspire words on the page!

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  16. Blog schedule for October ... OctPoWriMo. Love it! https://stephseclecticinterests.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/time-limit/

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    1. Hi Steph, I enjoy seeing so much enthusiasm for our poetry challenge. Happy to see you again, have fun playing with your words!

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  17. Happy October 1st! Thanks for the Timely prompt. xoA

    http://poemsbyannis.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Annis, I don't know if you know how happy I am that you're writing with us this year. I'm looking forward to reading where you take your poetry.

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  18. I'm new and very happy to be joining you all! Here is my offering for time: https://saschadarlington.me/2016/10/01/progress-of-existence/
    Thank you so much!

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  19. I apologize if this shows up more than once. (I may be "time" traveling.) I'm new here, which probably explains a lot. Here is my offering for time. Thanks so much!
    https://saschadarlington.me/2016/10/01/progress-of-existence/

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    1. Hi Sascha, Welcome to OctPoWriMo! Glad to have you on this writing journey!

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  20. https://helenevaillant.com/2016/10/01/time/

    not sure where to put my link...seems I saw it on another page...will keep looking

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    1. Hi Hélène, This is exactly where you need to put it. The link up is only for you to put your main blog link and then when you write a new poem, come back to that days prompt and leave a comment with your link. Welcome to OctPoWriMo!

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  21. Thank you Morgan. Looking forward to this month.

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  22. Let's see if this works, I posted my poem for today on Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/MDragonwillow/status/782417617441132544

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  23. glad I discovered where to post..looking forward to reading others' poems too.

    http://theartistsdate.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/day-1-time.html

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  24. http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2016/10/a-matter-of-time.html

    I started writing a stream of consciousness and then it came together.

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  25. I'm back, and I wrote a quick poem. I haven't decided whether I want to share this year, though...I may want to create in privacy this year.

    But I will come by now and then to read others' poems, and I will be writing. =D

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    1. Thanks for letting us know, Shan, I look forward to hearing how it's going for you so make sure you come back and let us know! =)

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  26. http://ontheink.blogspot.com/2016/10/octpowrimo-1-2016-timestamp.html

    Okay, 1 of 31 down. I feel very rusty. Lol!

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    1. I think a lot of us feel rusty. Hopefully this will help us all polish up to a beautiful shine!

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  27. Just posted my first. Here's the link !
    http://wp.me/s67BeF-time

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  28. Weee! I made my first post for this time around, a little late but here it is. Hello everyone! :)

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/time-6/

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    1. Early or late, no worries. We poets often live on a different time zone than everyone else! =)

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  29. Days 1 & 2 are here for me: http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/octpowrimo-days-1-2.html

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  30. Day-1...Thank you Morgan. Feeling glad to be part of the journey.

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2016/10/time-zones.html

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  31. Day 1 effort:
    https://wendlesblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/stopwatch/

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  32. I know I am very late going back and posting my links, but here is my October 1st post:

    https://creativewritinglady.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/the-blur/

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  33. Day One post: http://wp.me/p4FEXS-kL

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