Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 17: And the Dragon Chose...



We can't forget the magic of writing or the magic within writing. We don't always have to write about our lives in poetry form. We can write magical stories.

This is a Dr. Seuss challenge. His book "Green Eggs and Ham" was written on a dare - could he write a story using only 50 words? Bennett Cerf, the co-founder of Random House, offered him $50 if he could do it. Read about the dare HERE.

The Prompt


Here's my challenge to you: Choose 50 words. Write a poem using only those words, repeating and rhyming as you see fit. You can use the words as many times as you like, but limit yourself to just the 50 words.

If you're unfamiliar with the story (or just want to enjoy the story again), here's an animated version for your enjoyment -



Word Prompts

And the dragon chose
fairy tale
fantasy
minimalism
fiction


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo & #PoetsonthePage. Collaborate with your soul and get your words on the page. Wild Woman Writing Retreat.
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30 comments:

  1. Proud to have been able to follow the prompt so closely today: dragons AND exactly 50 words! http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-17-and-dragon-chose.html

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  2. My day 17 poem and a bit of #metoo (just so you know you can avoid it if you want to) https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/dogged/

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  3. Day 17: #OctPoWriMo

    Well, tried to weave a story that I had written sometime back into a poem , but I am sure that I must have crossed the limit of 50 words!

    The story is about a mysterious phone call that magically saves the life of my protagonist's aunt.
    So, here it is :

    https://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2017/10/magic-is-in-airwhen-you-believe-in-it.html

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  4. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/17/enchanting/

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  5. I thoroughly enjoyed today's challenge! Day 17 poem: Botrytis Battle experiencewriting.com/2017/10/17/writober-day-17-the-smell-of-death/

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  6. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/octpowrimo-day-17music-challenge-poem-free-verse-light-up-amwriting-poetry-musicchallenge/

    Free Verse - 50 Words

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  7. http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/hooray-hooray.html

    I didn't count how many words I used, I don't have time for that tonight, I'm just to giddy...

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  8. Hmm. Wasn't there a Muppets character named Bennett Smerf? I think I just figured out the reference.

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  9. Today's fare...

    http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowri-mo-day-17-dragon-chose-minimal.html

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  10. Completely off topic today...

    http://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/shared-lives/

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  11. Day 17: https://instagram.com/p/BaXkOi1n0WG/
    I fell off the face of the earth and stopped writing. I made myself start "verbally doodling" again. :)

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    1. place emoji for sweet here ---> [ ]

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    2. I like it! Acrostics used to be my go to form. I still enjoy reverting to them at times.
      It's always good to go back to the basics :)

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  12. Slightly off prompt, though I did try to keep it within 50 words:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/this-way-that-way/

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  13. Best I could do under time constraints. Day 17's offering: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/17/day-17-octwripomo-peacock-and-butterfly/

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    1. Time constraints do not seem to hold you back - this is great!!

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  14. Wish I had time to do the prompt, but I'm still playing catch up and keep up.
    https://saschadarlington.me/2017/10/17/held-octpowrimo-day-17-amwriting-octpowrimo/

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  15. At least there is a dragon... there should always be dragons My day 17 poem - https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/dracarys.html

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  16. https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/calm-lake/
    My entry for today

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  17. I thought of calling it 'stop dragon' for Tom Petty ' stop draggin' my heart around' http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/dragon-world-around.html

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  18. Seventeenth Day of #OctPoWriMo 2017 called for using 50 words. The prompt also mentioned a dragon. But they are not really my thing. Here goes: www.poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  19. Posting for Sudha Reddy: Day 17

    On a lighter note the prompt is making me try something new...

    The myth is from Vietnam, about a dragon in the Pacific Ocean.
    There is a small town by the river and the bridge over it is ancient. The locals ,believe that the ocean dragon’s body is pinned down here, and it’s head is in China and tail in Japan. The belief is that , the movement of the dragon causes the tremors leading to hurricanes and tsunami . But Vietnam is spared from the natural calamities because the dragon is stabilized by being pinned down at the temple on this bridge.

    On a new moon day ,the town is lit by the lamps only, there are no electric lights. On that day their ancestors are celebrated. The whole town is by the river. They drop the lit candles into the flowing river. It is a spectacular view to watch ,candle lit lamps floating away in the river against a pitch black back ground.

    Is it a Dragon ....A Dragon it is

    Is it a myth on dragon
    Or a dragon a myth it is
    A dragon deep in the ocean
    Head into China
    Tail in Japan
    Body pinned in Vietnam it is
    Is it a fiction or a fairy tale
    A fantasy or lunacy it is

    Is it a myth on dragon
    Or a dragon a myth it is
    When the dragon moves
    That Tremors China
    Tremors in Japan
    Stillness in Vietnam it is
    Is it a fiction or a fairy tale
    A fantasy or lunacy it is

    It is a myth on dragon
    Or dragon a myth it is
    Dragon slept for most part
    Fire spewing in China
    Tail spiked in Japan
    Stillness in Vietnam it is
    Is it a fiction or a fairy tale
    A fantasy or lunacy it is

    Is it a myth on dragon
    Or a dragon a myth it is
    Dragon ,a chosen zodiac sign
    Season is spring
    Elements are earthy
    Energy is yang
    Is it a fiction or a fairy tale
    A fantasy or lunacy it is...

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    1. I really like your retelling of the myth in poetic form.

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  20. an alouette from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/day-17-and-the-dragon-chose/

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  21. 'Manse: Reprise'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/manse-reprise-328841c0489d
    #OctPoWriMo
    17/31

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  22. I didn't follow the prompt exactly.
    This one has a much lighter tone than many of my recent submissions.
    And The Dragon Chose...

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  23. Almost a week back up I have to do..

    Day-17

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/happy-days.html

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  24. Still trying to catch up... here is 15, 16 and 17

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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