Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 19 - OctPoWriMo 2016

I love trees, all types of trees, especially gnarly unusual trees. I even wrote a short story about a tree on my blog years ago - Essence of Life. I've been known to hug trees, sit below them and write and of course take lots and lots of photos of them.

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Day 19 Prompt: Tree


Trees are necessary for our very existence on this earth, they produce the air we breathe. We build houses with them and create many products that we use everyday with them.

What personal role do trees have in your life? Do you have a favorite tree in your yard or one that you walk or drive by frequently? Free write for ten minutes exploring the world of trees and see where it leads you. 

Suggested poetry type: Ode

Word Prompts:


For your Muse:

Number four (also the cover photo) in the below video is the same tree that inspired my short story.

Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, where you find inspiration for your poetry is up to you.
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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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  1. an ode to trees :)

  2. I love trees, too. They are beautiful...some moreso than others, but all beautiful.

    Here is the link to my tree poem:
    OctPoWriMo Day 19

    Have a blessed day!

  3. Trying again on my link. I don't know what I did wrong the first time through.
    OctPoWriMo Day 19

  4. We have a huge, old weeping willow in our backyard; I tell people we bought the tree and the house came with it! LOL
    Weeping Willow

    1. That is delightful, what a wonderful story and tribute to your beloved tree!

  5. A little late - Day 19 -

  6. Replies
    1. It makes my heart smile when participants choose to use the suggest poetry type, can't wait to read it!

  7. I love trees. Nothing better than taking a walk in the woods, although I wouldn't walk in the forest I created today.

    Here's my poem.

    Fly Your Way Home

  8. Days 18 and 19 are here!

  9. Day 19 is late, I'm afraid. In the middle of massive changes in my life and have been moving. This prompt - the tree - is so appropriate.

    She Stands

  10. Lovely photo! What a peaceful spot!

    Thanks for the TREE prompt. Here's where I took it: Got a Grip - A Limericked Ode on Honor Bestowed