Tuesday, October 1, 2019

OctPoWriMo Day 1

Welcome to the 8th annual OctPoWriMo poetry journey of 31 poems in 31 days. Every year people from all over the world come together to write poetry. Some have been writing poetry for years, others are just barely getting their feet wet. This is a place where all are welcome and there are very few rules.

OctPoWriMo Rules:
  1. Be kind
  2. Don't give advice (We just want to be heard)
Seriously, those are really the only two rules we have.The rest is optional. You can write poetry offline or online, you can choose to use our prompts or find your inspiration elsewhere, you can share your links in the comments of that day's prompt if you would like participants to be able to read your poetry, you can write about anything you want (please let us know in the comments with your link if it is not suitable to be opened at work), and we hope you play with your words until you breathe life into them.

Once again I have chosen a theme and this year it is - Mining the Gold in the Shadows. As some of you already know I'm going through a breakup and I'm trying to make sense of my life. What better way than through poetry, right? 

Poetry Prompts:

“The journey of the dark night of the soul is where we learn who we are, without people telling us.”
― Adèle Green

Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.net by JL Field


That is exactly what I'm trying to figure out, who I am without other people saying who they think I am. You'd think at 55 years old I'd know by now. Free write about your, "Dark Night of the Soul" either an experience or what it means to you. 

Word Prompts:

Pitch Black
Soul fire 
Chaos
Awakening

Music for your poetry journey.






I am doing things a little differently this year. I am releasing my poems first to my patrons on Patreon and then to the public.

Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow (Yes, I changed it back)
Read.Dance.Write.Repeat.

Become a Patron!

Please explore poetry without rules, and not try to fix anyone. Some of us love to explore the darker side and we just want to be heard. If the words you read touch you in some way, share what you love about the poem, what speaks to you, what makes you feel deep in your bones, but no giving advice or words of wisdom. That isn't what this is about.

Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you and if this is your first year or if you have been with us from the beginning.


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. Please visit her Patreon page 
to discover more of her words, art, and prompts, including her uncensored self.


51 comments:

  1. Here's my burnt offering.
    Dark Night of the Soul
    Trying to become who other people wanted me to be literally almost killed me and it left me disabled at 54 years old. I'm starting to learn who I am, and she's quite pissed off.

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    1. I'm glad you are still here. Pissed off seems to be what's going around these days. I know I'm pissed off about a lot of things. Some of which I'll be exploring in my art and poetry. Thanks for hanging in there with us.

      I now have my poem posted on my blog. http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2019/10/dark-night-of-soul.html

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  2. https://medium.com/@tammybreitweiser/paper-planes-9a329e05d381

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    1. Left a comment for you. Thanks for playing along with us.

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  3. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/dark-knight-of-my-soul/

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  4. My poem.

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/30387115

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    1. Choking, clawing - loved it. I reply here because I couldn't do the login thing...

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    2. Thanks, I probably should post on my blog once it goes public.

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    3. good poem and very interesting drawing. art is such a good way to work things out!

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    4. What a moving poem! Poignant and helpless. Loved it Morgan.

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  5. A villanelle for Day 1

    https://mkvecchitto.com/2019/10/01/a-moment/

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  6. Thank you Morgan for this annual session of cleansing the soul. Here is my take on the prompt.

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2019/10/dark-night-of-soul.html

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  7. Here I am on day one. Here is my poem:

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you for the prompts. Here is my link.

    https://wordpress.com/post/pipersadventures.blog/13389

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  9. Thank you for the prompt.

    Here's my first poem: https://saschadarlington.me/2019/10/01/octpowrimo-day-1-reassembly-required/

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  10. https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2019/10/octopowrimo-2019.html
    Day one.

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  11. https://clandestinewriting.com/2019/10/01/10-1-2019-1/

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  12. My poem "A Shudder in the Shadows" https://experiencewriting.com/2019/10/01/writober-2019-day-1-dark-night-of-the-soul/
    Great opening prompt!

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  13. Lovely prompts. Thank you, Morgan. https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-1-dark-night-of-soul.html

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  14. Hello Morgan and All. I'm delighted to be back again, for OctPoWriMo2019!
    http://tao-talk.com/2019/10/01/octpowrimo-day-1-and-dverse-devils-food/

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  15. https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/10/01/when-the-light-shines-in-octpowrimo-2019-day-one/

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  16. https://serendipity756.wordpress.com/2019/09/30/dark-night-of-the-soul/

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  17. I will also post my poems on my blog after they've been posted to my patreon.

    http://www.awritersuniverse.com/2019/10/dark-night-of-soul.html?m=0

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  18. Here's mine: https://arhtisticlicense.com/2019/10/01/octpowrimo-day-1/

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  19. Loving the theme this year, here's my day one poem

    https://lexpoet.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/dark-night-of-the-soul-octpowrimo-day-1/

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  20. I don't have a blog, so here is my attempt via Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/chantel.robinson.581/posts/10219897771378544?notif_id=1569972122867110&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

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  21. Here is my poem
    https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/nightmare/

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  22. Thank you for the prompt - and for holding this space. Here is my first poem

    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2019/10/cicatrix-promises.html

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  23. First poem done. Thanks for hosting, Morgan.

    Creosote

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  24. Wow, my poetry machinery is rusty! Thanks for the opportunity to get it loosened up a bit.

    http://writeyourcrazylifesane.com/2019/10/01/entropy/

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    1. Nicely done! I look forward to reading more!

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  25. Day 1 done!
    https://wordpress.com/post/odhranwrites.wordpress.com/1068

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  26. a lauranelle from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/octpowrimo-day-1-dark-night-of-the-soul/

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  27. The First Day is here: http://www.emilynudge.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-one-poem-day-for-month-of.html

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  29. https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2019/10/darkly-synonymous.html

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  30. Posted in the wrong place yesterday, so reposting my day 1: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/dark-night-of-the-soul/

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  31. Put pedal to the medal on this one to make it, but I think I finally got all caught up!

    Title: Kinbaku
    Poem: https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/kinbaku-day-one/

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  32. A little late to the party.. Here's my link - http://iscriblr.com/dark-night-of-the-soul/

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  33. This is Manessah B's post.
    https://couchtalkwisdom.wordpress.com/2019/10/03/dark-night-of-my-soul-octpowrimo-challenge-day-1/

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  34. Sorry for starting late. Hoping that this toddler gets accepted here.
    This is the link to my first attempt in any challenge.

    https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/the-night-and-my-soul/

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  35. Day 1

    https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/octpowrimo-2019-1-the-darkness-will-not-keep-me-down/

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  36. I am late but here is my day 1 offering. https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/absence-3/

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