Sunday, October 6, 2013

Poetry Prompt Day 6 - What Makes You Nervous

I have been thinking about this poetry prompt all week, what theme I should take, what direction to go in and here it is almost time for it to post and I'm having performance anxiety. Just thought I would share that with you. It doesn't matter who you are or what it is that you do, something in your life makes you nervous, has you sweating and with butterflies in your belly.

Poetry Prompt:

Tell me what gives you butterflies. Write for ten minutes writing down anything and everything that makes
you nervous. Choose one and write for ten more minutes describing all of the different feelings that happen in your body at the thought of doing that one thing. You can take it one step further and put it into a form of your choosing if you like.

Word Prompt: Butterflies

If you want to challenge yourself try this poetry type from Shadow Poetry: Joseph's Star. This is an invented form that I am particularly fond of. During A to Z last April I was going through the different types on Shadow Poetry doing A to Z Poetry. For J day I chose this type and wrote a poem titled Grandpa Joe. One thing I did differently than they describe in how to do this form is I chose the same word to end each stanza. You can do it either way, theirs or mine.


 Joe
My Grandpa
Surely bigot yes
But loved me truly indeed
Loved me in spite of my choices
Loved me to be me
Yes he did
Love
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Camp
Fishing fun
Taught me to bait hook
To sit back and enjoy the peace
Reel it in, not too hard or fast
Clean and Gut a trout
Adventure
Love
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Show
Friday Night
What movie to see
Drive-in cars and trucks
Popcorn candy child delights
Wide eyed, big screen came to life
Scents and sounds around
Sleepy time
Love
***
Couch
Lounging there
Hard days work complete
Time for attention freely shared
Let me shave his whisker scruff
Until he dozed off to dream
Patience a virtue
He showed me
Love

Remember what you decide to do with your poetry is entirely up to you. These are only suggestions to give you inspiration and a jumping off point. I look forward to reading what you come up with.

~Morgan Dragonwillow

16 comments:

  1. I even love the structure... the physical structure of this style.... what a lovely poem...I love that you didn't spare the flaws (bigot yes, but...) but could still portray such love toward him...so beautiful really!

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    1. Thank you Zoe, the thing about my grandpa is that he was very out spoken about his thoughts on things that were different but he was the only one in the family that said he loved me no matter what when I came out. Where as the church goers in my family immediately uninvited me from all family functions. So yes, I loved him very much.

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  2. Diamantes are challenging. Yours is absolutely perfect!

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    1. Aaaaand I guess it wasn't actually a Diamante. Ugh--I'm so used to skim-reading things. Too many textbooks, not enough brain cells remaining.

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    2. No worries Cara, sometimes I read too fast too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)

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    3. Oh, and I don't know that anyone has ever said one of my poems was perfect before, it made my heart skip a beat in joy, Thank You!

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  3. Lovely prompt which i hope to try later on...really elegant too!

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  4. Loved your take on your prompt. This format is beautiful. /x

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    1. This wasn't my take on the prompt this was actually an example of the poetry type of a poem that I wrote during the A to Z in April, but thank you very much!

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  5. You've done a great job, the poem is crisp and perfectly presented.

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    1. Thank you, there's that perfect word again - I am loving these comments!

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  6. A prompt that I will certainly use in the future. While not using them for this particular challenge, they are wonderful and I will use them to continue with my writing when the challenge is over. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. That is fine Lance, you are free to write your poetry from any inspiration at any time. Glad you like them and are thinking of using them in the future! Peace.

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    2. I have loved this particular poem for such a long time... and I loved the prompt. Didn't expect it to create such a dark poem... (and yes, I know, that is perfectly fine, too. LOL!)

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    3. Thank you Julie, yes it is all right and appropriate for however we are inspired and what direction our poetry goes in.

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