Monday, October 14, 2019

OctPoWriMo Dy 14


"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”
—Ernest Hemingway

Today's Prompt : Mother Earth

 In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth. She is the ancestral mother of all life: the primal Mother Earth goddess.  In Roman mythology she is known as Terra. Mother Nature, is a common personification of the Earth and its biosphere as the giver and sustainer of life. But the world today is facing incredibly serious and immense natural resource and environmental challenges. Climate change, fresh water depletion, ocean over-fishing, deforestation, air and water pollution, the struggle to feed a planet of billions are just a few of them. We need a concerted effort from all to save our mother.

“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”
—John Paul II
 Right now as I type this, I can see from my window the banyan tree outside. I am grateful for the few patches of greenery around my apartment. But I shudder to think what would happen if these were to disappear. What is your connection with the earth? Have you touched/felt soil/sand with your fingers lately? Do you enjoy rains? Does the fury of nature frighten you?

We enjoy the bounty of nature as a given and some of us do all that we can for mother earth. What would do you do or would like to do?

Free write for ten minutes. Jot down every thought that comes to your mind. Pick the most important thought or collate all of them. Then develop a poem, in any form you like, to depict your relationship with our planet.

Word Prompts:

Life
Giver
Nature
Nurture
Fury
Sustain
"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”
—Jimmy Carter

Happy writing!

Please make sure to leave a link to your poem in the comments here so we can all visit and leave constructive/positive comments. 
Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Share the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on social media. Also do share how this journey into poetry is going for you.

26 comments:

  1. a Lauranelle from me :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/octpowrimo-day-14-they-scattered-like-marbles-among-the-leaves/

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  2. Day 14

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

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  3. Day-14 A ranting Earth

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

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  4. WP formatting messed up the layout.
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/out-of-the-depths/

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  5. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/mothers-fury/

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  6. At the start of a new week, again!.
    How quickly we go through these Mondays.

    Here is my poem for Day 14.

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  7. My day 14 poem includes a link to an online summit going on now (6 days to go) on trauma, collective trauma and our influence on the planet. It's really interesting ans useful, and it might mean I'll fail my poetry writing some days. Priorities! https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/for-you/

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  8. http://pipersadventures.blog/2019/10/14/octpowrimomother-earth/

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  9. There was a Planet Earth.
    https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/there-was-a-planet-earth-poem-for-14-10-2019/

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  10. Here is mine. https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/10/14/a-mothers-tears-octpowrimo-day-14/

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  11. Today's poem experiencewriting.com/2019/10/14/writober-day-14-mother-earth/

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  12. I wrote a Tanka. It seemed to fit this prompt for me. https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/19270/

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  13. A diamante for me today

    http://mkvecchitto.com/2019/10/14/mother-earth/

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  14. https://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/octpowrimo-2019-day-14/

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  15. https://thefridaysparrow.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/earths-descent-redemption/

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  16. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! Had to write this one fighting the turkey nods.
    https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2019/10/mother-earth-tableau.html

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  17. My late day contribution... https://serendipity756.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/all-this/

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  18. I was so pleased for posting my poem on my blog this morning and went running off to a full day without posting a link here! Now I come to read what others have posted to post late. Again!!!!
    https://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2019/10/octpowrimo-14-bowerbird.html

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  19. Another wonderful prompt, Punam.
    Day 14:
    http://tao-talk.com/2019/10/14/octpowrimo2019-day-14-mother-earth/

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  20. Mother Earth.
    https://wordpress.com/post/odhranwrites.wordpress.com/1105

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  21. My Earth My Planet

    Together we can feed each one
    Provide water for every child to drink

    Keep spirits high
    And Confort When Low

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  22. Here's my take - http://iscriblr.com/maa/

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