Monday, October 2, 2017

Day 2: We Write Because We Must - OctPoWriMo

Image by MDragonwillow
Why do you write? Is writing poetry like breathing air?

I am enjoying my life of words. Poetry can lead me to places I've never thought possible. 

Poetry is the key, the key to knowing yourself better, to saying what can only be said between the lines of the last breath and the next. It's how you can find your way back to center.


Can you go long periods without writing poetry and still feel sane?

I think poets write because it's only half a life without it. I write because I feel out of sorts, discombobulated, inside-out, grumpy, and life just makes more sense when I'm writing.

The past couple of months I've probably written more than I have in the last year and a half and I have to say I was quite depressed without it. Since I've been writing more I feel clear-headed, probably because I've been vomiting the words onto the page and out of my head. Still too many words are cluttering my mind, but I'm getting there. 




Prompts: 

Free write for ten minutes stating, "We write because we must" and see where the words lead you.

Prompt Questions: 

What does it feel like when you aren't writing?

What does it feel like when your muse electrified your inspiration?

Image Prompt:




Word prompts:

Write
Muse
Inspire
Poetry

Possible Poetry Type: Shape poetry from shadowpoetry.com

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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. Discover what else she's up to on her website, Wild Woman Writer.
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45 comments:

  1. pearls were my muse today.
    https://theartistsdate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/poem-day-2-of-31.html

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  2. My poem for Day 2: https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/my-heart-needs/

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  3. This one had to be written today: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/prince-data-miner/

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    1. I can see why, thanks for sharing.

      Peace,
      Morgan

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  4. My poem for Day 2 http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2017/10/rusted-thoughts.html

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    1. Love that you chose the photo prompt. Thanks for sharing!

      Peace,
      Morgan

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  5. My poem for Day 2: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/02/day-2-why-do-we-write-octwripomo/

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  6. Day 1: https://indoketut.wordpress.com/

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  7. Here is my second post. Tried shadow poetry after long. https://whisperingwithwords.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/we-write/

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  8. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/octpowrimo-day-2-poem-free-verse-of-terror-the-dying-amwriting-poetry-yegstrong-vegasshooting/
    My stream of thought was of the events in Alberta Canada and in Las. Head. They make me ill.

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  9. Just a short one from me today:
    http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-2-we-write-because-we.html

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  10. I actually wrote two poems today. Or let's say one last night, and one tonight. Thanks Morgan for allowing me to share your space, since my blog is private...
    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2017/10/we-write-because-we-must.html

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  11. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/octpowrimo-day-1-music-challenge-poem-writing-in-malibu-poetry-musicchallenge-amwriting/

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  12. Here's mine for today: https://februarywriter.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-two-words.html

    Thank you for hosting this event!

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  13. On behalf of poet, Sudha Reddy:

    Soul Searching Poetry

    Poetry is the free flow of words,
    Inspired by the pure thoughts with in
    It is the expression of the free spirit
    That is expressed purely for oneself
    Then the poetry writing is meditating....
    Which is amusing to the soul....
    Poetry is the free flow of words.....
    There is no compulsion on free spirit.......and that is Divine.

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  14. Not what I'd planned to write today, but it had to be said. I Write Because I Must ... https://seekingmeme.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/i-write-because-i-must/

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  15. My poem for today is "Writing Equals Freedom" and can be read
    at https://poemsbyannis.blogspot.com

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  16. 'Bloodletting'
    https://medium.com/@tolu/bloodletting-b052c21f440e …
    #OctPoWriMo
    2/31
    I wonder what my medical colleagues will think of this one.

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  17. http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-2-haiku-humour.html

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  18. Almost too late . . . but here is my poem for today's prompt. Not the easiest poem to write! But we persevere, right?
    https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-2-maybe-first-time.html

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  19. My day 2 post
    https://mpjethwa.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/o2-octprowrimo/
    Comments and Suggestions welcome !

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  20. Apologies, was at work and then poetry group last night! Here is my day 2 attempt :) loving this so far by the way 😊 https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/515/

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    1. Glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Day 2 and I'm already sweating https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.ca/2017/10/uninspired.html

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    1. It's okay to sweat, just keep on writing. You can do it!

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  22. I lost sleep over this poem - more images and ideas than I ended up writing. I may have to submit a part 2 at some point... Such is my Must
    https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/must.html

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    1. My original version repeats the line My Must before most stanzas... Do you think it works better with or without the repetition?
      My
      Must
      started
      early
      earlier
      than most

      My Must
      Came
      in
      screeching
      hot
      leaving
      thick
      sanguine
      promise
      stains
      on
      my
      sheets

      My Must
      Flowed
      unfiltered
      angst
      against
      my
      spiral
      bound
      secrets

      My Must
      Tugged
      stylus scalpel
      against
      abandoned
      sinew

      My Must
      Severed
      familial
      keloid
      ties

      Now

      My
      Must
      smiles

      She serves
      Borgia's
      best
      wine
      in
      old lace
      paper
      goblets
      etched
      with
      No. 2
      lead

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    2. Definitely with, I like this a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This is my piece for day 2. It is brief, dark, and heavy. If anyone would prefer to avoid darker works, then here is the link to avoid.
    http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-2017-day-2-ship-of-lost.html

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    1. A lot of my poems are dark also. I went, I read, I commented.

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  24. I forgot to share this here day-of. Day 2: https://instagram.com/p/BZxLUzbncHD/

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  25. Day 2

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/northern-lights-2/

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  26. a trilonnet from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/day-2-we-write-because-we-must-octpowrimo/

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