Saturday, October 19, 2019

OctPoWriMo Day 19

He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
                                                                        --- Rudyard Kipling


Today's Prompt: Purple

Purple is an amalgamation of the calm blue and fiery red. It often denotes royalty, nobility and power. It also signifies creativity, mystery and pride. It is also the colour of sorrow and suffering.  We see the colour purple occurring naturally around us in flowers like lavender, orchid, and lilac, in vegetables like aubergine, cabbage and broccoli and fruits like purple grapes and plums. You must have also come across terms like: purple cow, purple prose, purple haze and purple speech! Remember the movie/book; The Colour Purple! Purple also happens to be the official colour of Alzheimer's!


The sky is already purple; the first few stars have appeared, suddenly, as if someone had thrown a handful of silver across the edge of the world.
                                                                              --Alice Hoffman

When I think of colour purple, the first thing that comes to my mind is the band Deep Purple! Purple is also brinjals for me! That is because I love cooking. Purple means bruises too because I can be quite clumsy at times and the bruises on my shins and upper arm always turn a strange shade of purple! What does this colour mean to you? Does it evoke strong emotions or doe it leave you indifferent? 
Word Prompts:
Royal
Mystery
Lavender
Bruise
Prose
Deep
Suggested Poetry Form: Villanelle
The bougainvillea hung about it, purple and magenta, in livid balloons.
                                                                                             -- Anita Desai

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21 comments:

  1. enjoy your weekend :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/octpowrimo-day-19-purple/

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  2. Day-19

    I have been trying to catch up with the prompts for the past few days. A severe spondylitis is making it difficult to type. But, I am determined to go all the way through the challenge.

    Attempted a Villanelle for the first time I presume.

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2019/10/purple.html

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  3. Day 19


    https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-2019-week-3.html



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  4. Really enjoyed creating this piece. It was inspired by going to Poetry Tea Time with the grandchildren.

    So, Day 19 - and I am still here. Incredible!

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  5. A purple poem
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/when-purple/

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  6. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/purple-2/

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  7. Dreaming purple! Happy to have written this before midnight!
    https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-19-if-i-could-dream.html

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  8. https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/lavender/

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  9. I'm struggling to keep up this year. Very relieved I found something to share today: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/seasonal-musings/

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  10. Here is mine today. https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/10/19/learning-about-love-from-a-dinosaur-octpowrimo-2019-day-19/

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  12. My Purple Poem
    https://thewabisabiwriter.blogspot.com/2019/10/heliotrope-and-puce.html

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  13. Another good prompt, Punam.
    Day 19:
    http://tao-talk.com/2019/10/19/octpowrimo2019-day-19-purple-soul-paths/

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  14. I enjoyed today's prompt. experiencewriting.com/2019/10/19/writober-day-19-purple/

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  15. My Link for Purple

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2019/10/19/colors-of-the-heart/

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  16. This one is dedicated to a hero of mine.
    Purple

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  17. https://thefridaysparrow.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/passion-spills-purple/

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  18. https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2019/10/purple-haze.html

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  19. This is my late entry for Color Purple
    https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/vow-thro-green-and-purple-poem-for-19-10-20219/

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  20. The Color Of Pain for Day 19 - http://iscriblr.com/the-color-of-pain/

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