Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 20: Desires and Remembering

Image by Jean Beaufort from PublicDomainPictures

When was the last time you wanted something? I mean, really deeply WANTED something? What was it that you wanted? Why did you desire it so intensely?

Take a few moments and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths to ground yourself. Then allow your mind to focus on that time and place where you were desiring. See the object of your desire vividly. Notice the details of it. Use all of your senses to guide you. Was it something you wanted to taste? What did it smell like? What did it look like? Was it something you could hold in your hands? What did it feel like? Did you get what you wanted? What emotions did you experience in getting what you wanted or being denied? Jot down anything you can remember about the specifics of this moment of desire.

Word Prompts

first love/first kiss/first time

Image Prompts (Note: If you use one of these or any other image with your poem, please give credit to the photographer and source of the image. It is a violation of copyright law to use an image that's not yours without crediting the source.)

Image by V CT at PublicDomainImages

Image by Petr Kratochvil from PublicDomainPictures

Image by Petr Kratochvil from PublicDomainPictures

I wish you words,
Amy McGrath


  1. Today's contribution:


  3. Off prompt for today. Short and sweet

  4. My piece:

  5. This one free formed itself as I looked back at my last big jones. Day 20's offering:

  6. My post :

  7. Posting for Sudha Reddy

    How I desire that I have 48 hours in a day do everything I want to do and experience things at my pace.... smelling the roses along the way...and tasting the cake too...😃🙏💕


    My desires are too numerous to remember
    At this moment, I desire to have 48 hours in a day..
    Desires are fleeting, floating, changing and never ending
    Sacrifices, heart aches, celebrations, numerous for accounting

    Of many desires that are floating, fleeting
    That are changing and never ending
    What stands out as a hidden thread
    In the flower garland of many desires

    Fragrance of the desires as a constant reminder
    Holding the many flowers of desire together
    Woven together as a flower garlands so ornate
    Holding together, is the thread, for the spirit of Freedom

    It is the freedom for the free spirit
    Now, more than ever, I crave for it
    Yearning, wanting, desiring incessantly
    Will not quench my thirst for Freedom

    I need to allow myself to feel the spirit of Freedom
    And move for the liberation towards free spirit,
    Resolving and fighting all the desires, as they come
    That will quench my thirst for the spirit of Freedom 😊💕🙏sr


  9. a triquatrain from me :)

  10. Just a quick note about public domain:
    pub·lic do·main
    noun: public domain; plural noun: public domains

    the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.

    Though it is a great practice to always credit artists and sources, if something is in the public domain, not crediting does not violate copyright.

  11. This prompt inspired my first Haiku of #OctPoWriMo: Walking On Land

  12. HI Everyone,
    Here is my entry for today

  13. HI Everyone,
    Here is my entry for today

  14. In the end, I did write a poem that matches the theme...

  15. Mine for today

  16. Twentieth Day of #OctPoWriMo 2017: Today's Theme - Desire & Remembering, "Braving New Land"

  17. 'Provenance' …

  18. Better late than never


  20. Phew! Still catching up with the prompts..


  21. I am very remiss in posting my poems but am catching up today - here is my offering for Day 20


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