Saturday, October 25, 2014

Poetry Prompts - Magic and Possibilities

I thought today we could lighten things up with a little magic and mystery. I'm keeping the poetry prompts short as well. Hope you are doing well and being compassionate with yourself on this poetry journey in this last week of OctPoWriMo.

Poetry Prompts: 


I choose to believe in magic, I think it makes life more interesting. Whether it is the magic of life, synchronicities, or another magical event, write for ten minutes about magic, possibilities and mystery and see where it takes you.

Do you believe in magic?

Have you ever followed synchronicities to see where they would lead?

Word Pompts:


Fascinating
Captivating
Enchanting
Magnetic
Irresistible

Photo Prompts:


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Remember these are all only suggestions to inspire you to write poetry, feel free to follow your words wherever they lead.




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Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 24: "Reality" Check and Guilty Pleasures

So You Think You Can Dance.
Project Runway.
Face Off.
Ink Master.

These are my guilty pleasures. These "reality"-based competition shows that require a new work of art to be created in a wild assortment of challenges actually inspire me to challenge myself. I love seeing how the artists on each of these shows deal with the guidelines and spirit of each new challenge.
Wouldn't it be fun if there was a show like this for us poets? What would the format look like? Would you be a contestant? I claim you already ARE taking part because you are here! Sure, we're not on national television, but we are taking on a new challenge every day as we create new works of art in poetic form.

The Prompt: Let's pull our inspiration from one (or more) of the genres in these shows. Here are links to some sources that might help if you're not familiar with the shows, or you can just use the word prompts to guide you. (Or not use the prompt at all ... unlike the shows, we do have that option!)




Word Prompts: 
  • Dance
  • Fashion
  • Make-up
  • Tattoos
As always, the prompt is completely optional! Have fun!



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~ Amy McGrath is a poet, fiction writer, artist, and student of life. She is working toward a new career as a Creative Arts Therapist where she hopes to share with others the healing power of the creative process. You can read her poetry and see some of her art on her blog - Poetry, Prose, Art, and Creativity. When she's not writing or making art, you can find her reading, listening to a wide range of music (even singing karaoke sometimes), or spending time with her husband Patrick and her two sons.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OctPoWriMo Poetry Prompt #23: Another Chapter Begins.....



Another chapter begins…

We are in the final third of October which means… we are that much closer to the end of this poetry writing spree.


Some of you, like me, may not quite be up to speed with the numbers and guess what? That is perfectly fine. Please forgive your lower numbers and continue to write as called and compelled.


I have written two poems this month I am absolutely thrilled about and have several in the works in my notebook. I don’t consider myself behind because… 

                                       I don’t believe in “behind” I believe in everything being just right as is, thank you very very much!
 

With that in mind, I want us to think and write today - if you choose to follow the prompting and as always we love whether you do or you don’t - to imagine turning the page to the next chapter….


If it helps, actually grab a book from that shelf over there. Go to the end of one chapter and literally turn the page.


Repeat as necessary.


Maybe for you “another chapter begins” is like waiting for the new school year or writing resolutions or starting a new job….


Perhaps you’ve been writing haiku all month and right now you want to set those aside and write all American Sentence poems! (Are there any Allen Ginsburg fans out there who know what I speak of?

Whatever it inspires for you, so be it... move your pencils and shuffle these possibilities into poetry.

Phrase prompts:


Another chapter begins…

Turn the page….

And then there was….

I begin again….

And then there was….

Now it is time to write….

And an image and quote inspiration I forgot I created! 


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Poetry Prompt - A Challenge

Every year I challenge you to do a video of yourself reading or reciting one of your poems. Most of you have been too intimidated by such a prospect. I understand. This year, for today's poetry prompt, I challenge you to audio record yourself reading/reciting one of your poems - no video just audio. I audio recorded a poem today that I am posting on my blog with mistakes and all. I'm hoping that will help you have courage to record your poem.

Poetry Prompt:


Choose your favorite poem that you have written this month during OctPoWriMo and record it and share either on your blog or on Youtube.

I know the thought of recording yourself can be scary, I hope you will at least give it some thought.

If that is still something you don't feel comfortable with you can find more prompts to your liking down below or share one of your poems that has been inspired from another source.

Word Prompts:


Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow
Tantalizing
Adventurous
Audacious
Valiant
Spontaneous


Feeling Prompts:


Encouraged
Motivated
Provocative
Impulsive
Elated

Sentence Starters:


I can do anything I set my mind to...
When I think of...
I feel...




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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 21: Poetry Prompt: "I was here...."

Where are your fingerprints?
I spent last weekend at Morro Bay along the Central California Coast. On both Saturday and Sunday morning I could be found nestled in the dunes along the beach, waiting to greet the new day.

On Sunday, I noticed I left a distinctive hand print in the sand.

As a creative person, you are aware how such a thing sparks the imagination. It got me to thinking where my fingerprints and handprints and footprints live on in places, with other people, in memory.

It birthed the image you see here (feel free to also use the image for inspiration and on your blogs) as well as this prompt.

Question Prompt:

Where are your fingerprints?

Where are your handprints?

Where are your footprints?

Sentence Starters

My fingerprints are...

My handprints are...

My footprints are...

I remember the fingerprints of...

I remember the handprints of...

I remember the footprints of....

Words for Inspiration

Hand

Foot

Sand

Impression

Memory

Beach

Ocean

Fingers

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-- Julie Jordan Scott 


Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, creative life coach, speaker, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist  whose Writing Camps and Writing Playgrounds permanently transform people's creative lives. Watch for the announcement of new programs coming Fall and Winter, 2014 and beyond. 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Day 20 - Better Late than Never

Photo Credit: Petr Kratochvil




My apologies, fellow poets! I was at a friend's house yesterday and it completely slipped my mind to have this post ready to go. And that brings me to our prompt for today!



The Prompt: Let's dig into the anxiety and stress that comes with forgetting something or being late. How does that feel? What words do you need to express it? Is there a form that would seem to fit for you?



Word Prompts:

  • late
  • forgot
  • rush
  • hurry

Suggested form: The Blitz Poem (one of my favorites to write and to read!)



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~ Amy McGrath is a poet, fiction writer, artist, and student of life. She is working toward a new career as a Creative Arts Therapist where she hopes to share with others the healing power of the creative process. You can read her poetry and see some of her art on her blog - Poetry, Prose, Art, and Creativity. When she's not writing or making art, you can find her reading, listening to a wide range of music (even singing karaoke sometimes), or spending time with her husband Patrick and her two sons.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Raindrops on my windowpane-Day 19 OctPoWriMo

Hello everyone! We're at Day 18. How are you holding up? Today even in sunny Hawai'i the rain has been pouring all over the state. It's gray and the air has that earthy smell. Let's write about it. This song sounds like rain to me. (Not an exact representation, but I'm a poet, so artistic license.) 


The Prompt: 

Freewrite for 10 minutes on the subject of Rain. Make it as visceral an experience as you can. How does it feel? Are there emotions you associate with rain, or experiences from your past? A song? A book? Use three of the words below.

The Words: 

                  Melancholy 
                  Drizzle 
                  Damp 
                  Rainbow 
                  Cloudy 
                  Grass 
                  Somber