Friday, October 13, 2017

Day 13 - Art in the Wayward Mind






As artists (yes, my friend, poets are artists), as creative beings, we have a reputation for being a wayward bunch. We see the world in so many unique and unusual ways. The "normal" people often think we are odd, quirky, troubled, even bizarre. But I'm here to tell you, we make the world a better, a more beautiful place.

For today's challenge, I'm going to share with you a few images from artists who inspire me. Each one is linked to either a video or a website with a bit about the artwork. Feel free to use one of my inspirations to feed your poetic muse today or share one of your own.
Remembering, 2009
Ai Weiwei
The Mirror, 2016
Choreography by Travis Wall

Propped, 1992
Jenny Saville


Les Twins, 2017
NBCs's World of Dance Divisional Finals

Brave Intuitive Painting, 2014
Flora Bowley

Bouquet of Eyes, 1930
Hannah Hoch


Alternate prompt: The mental health of highly creative people is often questioned. Write about mental health or mental illness.

Word Prompts

Art
Artist
Dancer
Collage
Painting
Sculpture

Quote Prompt


Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo, on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you. 

Have fun playing with your artistic muse!

I wish you words, 
Amy McGrath

29 comments:

  1. I’m so excited I tried my hand at a #sestina! It fits today’s prompt I believe, in being inspired by art. In this case music: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/leave-me-this-way/

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    1. No wonder you're excited! You did a terrific job with the sestina. Thank you. xoA

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  2. I don't usually write about writing, but today's prompt seemed to call for it. http://www.katelynthomas.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-13-sculpting-poem.html

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  3. Tried my hand at art:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/notes-on-paper/

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  4. Prompt: Art in the wayward mind

    True! So True! I loved the images and taking inspiration from them allowed my thoughts to drift around a bit before coming to a standstill in front of an unused and old palette lying alone at one corner.
    https://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/the-palette.html

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  5. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/13/dark-was-the-night-sleepless/

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    1. Couldn't comment on your blog, but wanted you to know the way your poem describes insomnia and anxiety is quite beautiful.

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  6. HI all,
    Here is my entry for today

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/tranquil-5/

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  7. Even though I chose to diverge from the prompts today, I very much enjoyed looking at the muses' offerings. Today's prompt again is for mature audiences only, over the age of 18. Here ya go: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/13/day-13-octwripomo-the-two-harveys/

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  8. Day 12 I just wrote even though not much. https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/emptiness-2/

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  9. Phew! Finally caught up with the prompts.

    Day-13

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/they-called-her-misfit.html

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  10. I'm still playing catch up. Here's my entry for today.
    https://saschadarlington.me/2017/10/13/different-octpowrimo-day-13-amwriting-octpowrimo/

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  11. Today's work... http://februarywriter.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-13-reaching.html

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  12. Day 13:I had a lot of fun with today's poem: The Abyss experiencewriting.com/2017/10/13/writober-day-13-a-well-in-the-woods/ I made a collage with cut words from a page copied from The Artist's Way.

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  13. Sharing for Sudha Reddy:

    A BLESSING TO THE WORLD 🌎

    A creative mind , is a blessing from The Creator of the the World.
    Art in a wayward mind , is thus a blessing
    Art from a wayward mind , is then an offering
    A blessing could be a curse , in a misunderstood,mediocre World.

    A creative mind is fearless and knows no limiting
    A creative mind makes one , uniquely intriguing
    A creative mind creates universal Art, that is inspiring
    A creative mind’s vision , makes our world special for living
    A creative mind is blessed with a bouquet of eyes for viewing
    A creative mind which is very active , needs rest and self care while working
    A creative mind could be easily misunderstood by a mediocre world
    But a creative mind is a blessing from The Creator of the world.

    A blessing could be a curse, when the view of the two eyed world is limiting
    A creative mind that is labeled as as a misfit , is misunderstood by the world that is limiting
    The preoccupation, restlessness and list fullness is misunderstood to be mood swinging
    There is some truth to it, that they are misfits in a world where mediocrity is booming
    This is not the first time or will be the last time, that a creative mind is misunderstood in this world.
    A creative mind is a blessing from The Creator of the world 🌎 😊💕🙏sr

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    1. Sudha, I love this! "Art from a wayward mind is then an offering", "...blessed with a bouquet of eyes for viewing", "misfits in a world where mediocrity is booming" YES YES YES!

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  14. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/octpowrimo-day-13three-line-tales-poem-lunes-little-pieces-amwriting-poetry-3linetales/
    Some Lunes for you guys today :)

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  15. Fair warning that today's work contains no sunshine, flowers, happy chirping birds, or unicorns farting rainbows. Rather the opposite, in fact.
    Suicide Ideation

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  16. I'm cheating a little today and reposting something I wrote a while back. This poem was written in response to an article a former student wrote about her struggles with mental health.

    Silver Linings

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  17. I'd been struggling already when I read the prompt. Today is solely on mental health, nothing about creativity.
    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/someone-like-you.html

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  18. The definition of "wayward" seemed to be what the Muse wanted to work with today. https://seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/no-boxes-or-art-in-the-wayward-mind/

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  19. 'Manse Macabre'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/manse-macabre-ef05b27d8e8e
    #OctPoWriMo
    13/31

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  20. A pair of haikus for this 13th Day of #OctPoWriMo 2017. "Wayward Minds"
    www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  21. http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-13-art-in-wayward-mind.html

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  22. This format is hard http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/house-of-many-voices.html

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  23. Catching up...

    http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-13-artist-loving-night.html

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  24. I am late to post but here is my Day 13 Poem https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/reflection.html

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