Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day 31 - OctPoWriMo Poetry Prompts

Well, you made it to the end of OctPoWriMo, did you write a poem every day? Did you have fun playing with your words? Whether you wrote to our prompts or not, I hope you were able to follow your words to places you've never been before, mysterious places, deep places.

If you feel like you survived OctPoWriMo 2017, grab the image and share on your page and across social media.

I found a new poetry toy today, a random word generator! What a nifty tool! Feeling stuck, need a few good words, click on the random word generator and poof, you have words to play with. I can see myself using this a lot for poetry.

Poetry Prompt Possibilities

  1. Head over to the random word generator, choose one to three words and follow where they lead you.
  2. Create an Acrostic poem from the word, Mysterious.
  3. Create a mysterious poem from the photo prompt.
  4. Or choose from our word prompts and your favorite poetry type from Shadowpoetry.com 

Word Pompts

mysteriously random
foggy night

Photo Prompt

OctPoWriMo Poetry Prompts
Photo Courtesy of PublicDomainPictures
by George Hodan

Thanks so much for joining us on this poetry journey! From all of us here at OctPoWriMo, we have truly enjoyed inspiring you to follow your words wherever they may go and reading your poetry! We have watched so many of you push yourselves deeper and deeper, uncovering and discovering, and being bold and courageous in your poems. It's been an honor.

Much Love From,
Morgan Dragonwillow at Wild Woman Mysteries
Amy Phelps McGrath at The Rabid Artist
Beverly Tan at @BeverlyTanFilm
Tamara Woods at Pen Paper Pad
Annis Cassells at Poems by Annis

May your muse always stir your imagination and help you play with your words until you breathe life into them!

See you October 2018!

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.
Yes, she is on Google+ too!


  1. I really enjoyed the challenge. Thank you so much :)

  2. This poem is dedicated to all of you, who've made this #OctPoWriMo such a great experience: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/i-wanna-thank-you/

  3. Posting for Sudha Reddy:

    Happy Halloween ��

    I chose mysterious prompt
    Style - acrostic


    Mysterious, Halloween haunted night
    Yummy candy in a carved pumpkin bowl, bright
    Streets filled with kids, form shadows under the lantern’s light
    Trick or treating in the chilly foggy night
    Encouraging to be safe in this mysterious smoky night
    Right through the door like zombies in the silent night
    In their ghostly costumes, holding the treat bags right
    Out they go giggling with excitement not taken alight
    Undertones of exhilaration outlined as dare, fear and fight
    Shouting ‘Trick or Treat’ in the moonlit mysterious night������sr

    1. I like your Halloween poem! Particularly the "Streets filled with kids form shadows under the lantern's light"!

  4. https://kryptic.blog/2017/10/31/dark-matters/

    Thanks to Morgan, Amy, Beverly, Tamara, and Annis for all the prompts and support. And to all who wrote and shared their words and thoughts.

    1. I can't remember the name of the form you used, but I enjoyed your poem. It speaks such truths...

    2. Thank you so much I am grateful to have shared this journey

  5. Another OctPo is over. It's hard to believe I've been doing this for six years. My current favourite form, the triolet: Lurking the Dark

  6. My last entry. Thank you for this fun month of challenges and exchanges.

  7. Hello all !


  8. http://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2017/10/octpowrimo-day-31-halloween-hallows-eve.html

  9. I want to thank you for creating the prompts. I won't be participating again officially but will probably do so unofficially in the future. I've been doing this for several years now.

  10. Day 31 The First Frost experiencewriting.com/2017/10/31/writober-day-31-words-magically-open-doors/

    Thank you for all the great prompts. I had a great experience.

  11. Wow! It's the last day! Thanks so much to all the prompters, poet participants, and readers! I enjoyed October very much.

    Here is my poem for the last day, "The Mysteries"


  12. One of my favourite poems written all month:


    Thanks for a great fezw weeks :)

  13. Here is my day 31 poem https://zwabisabi.blogspot.com/2017/10/intrigue.html

    I want to thank everyone for this wonderful challenge - I have enjoyed all the prompts, the amazing feedback and the sense of community here and hopefully beyond.

    I will be working on NaNoWriMo next (zenofjenny if you care to find me there) - But I also plan to stay in touch here. Everyone of you has inspired me and I am beyond grateful - Love and Light

  14. My last poem

    Thank you so much to all the wonderful women who put this challenge together. I've had so much fun and it was so nice to connect with all the participants. Truly a talented group! Keep in touch! :)

  15. And here we are, at the 31st day. May I please thank the organizers, Morgan, Amy, Beverly, Tamara, and Annis. Also to the many poets who gave their time and their talents all month. It's been a blast! Day 31's offering: http://tao-talk.com/2017/10/31/day-31-octwripomo-pearl-jam/

  16. Thirty-first Day of #OctPoWriMo 2017: Today's Theme - Mystery.
    Marking today's events in New York and our hope for the future of our children.


    1. My gratitude to all you amazing poets who have shared, inspired, and challenged me. It's been great fun. xoA

    2. Annis, your kindness and encouragement for the 31 days has been most appreciated! Thank you!

  17. It's been amazing. And lovely to read other peoples musings.Thank you everyone


  18. https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/octpowrimo-day-31100-word-wednesday-poem-acrostic-the-flapping-poetry-100wordwednesday-amwriting-u/

    Finally, last one. A good Halloween one.


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