|Mining for Gold - Art by MDragonwillow|
I'm exploring art journaling as part
of my healing process.
Below you will find the prompts and you will see us writing more in depth about them all month long. I know some of you have a tight schedule and like to write your poems ahead of time so I began sharing them early a couple of years ago.
- Dark Night of the Soul
- Cage - Pewter, Silver, or Gold
- Doorway - Open or Closed
- Tongue -Tasting and Speaking
- Eyes or What Do You See
- Silence or Noise
- Hugging a Tree
- Mother Earth
- Mother May I
- Father Time
- First time you were disappointed
- Mountains or Oceans
- Screaming into the wind
- Broken pieces
- Fur Babies
- What has been unspoken
- How did I get here
- Mending the Broken Places
- Lightness of Being
- Me or Who am I?
- Finding Peace
I am going to be taking my poetry to the deepest depths and I'm sure there will be others doing the same. OctPoWriMo is a safe place for people to explore their words, their poetry, and to take it wherever it wants to go. What it is not, is a place to give someone unsolicited advice. Most of us just want to be heard. So please keep yourself from telling a poet how to get help unless they are actually asking for it. That includes telling someone, "things will get better" or, "give it time" or "stiff upper lip" etc. Try instead, "I felt your words deep in my soul" or "Your words captured me at the beginning and didn't let go until the end" of course you can choose your own words, these are simply examples.
I am doing something different this year, I will be posting my poems on my Patreon. I'm going through a difficult time right now; I'm processing a breakup and I need to find a new place to live. My poems will post for Patrons first and then for everyone else.
There isn't a sign up/link up this year. All you have to do after posting a poem on your blog is to come back and share your link on that day's poetry prompt post.
If you are interested in checking out art journaling (I painted the above pic while participating in Life Book Creativity and Wellbeing Summit by Tamara Laporte), Check out Effy Wild and/or Tamara Laporte. They both have excellent and affordable online programs. I have taken programs from each of them and I think they are both phenomenal. I am sharing these links because I think their programs are helpful for people on a healing journey. I do not receive anything if you click on them or if you purchase their programs.
I look forward to reading your poems and seeing where your words lead.
If you enjoy participating in OctPoWriMo please consider becoming a patron on my Patreon page.
*These prompts are not a substitute for therapy and if you feel you need it, please reach out to someone in your community and seek professional help.