Thursday, October 1, 2020

OctPoWriMo 2020 Begins!

Poets from all over the world have been participating in OctPoWriMo since 2012, from new poets to well seasoned poets. I created OctPoWriMo so that anyone who wanted to explore poetry would feel comfortable in doing so here. We believe there are no rules to poetry, only playing with your words until you breathe life into them.

This past year has been more chaotic than any of us ever expected 2020 would be. I know I had many plans I had to put on hold as I'm sure many of you had to as well. Hopefully, OctPoWriMo can help relieve the chaos and maybe even help us work through some of it.

Art by MDragonwillow
Art by MDragonwillow


Poetry Prompts:

Shine your light is the main prompt for today, in fact it is the theme for this OctPoWriMo. Some have taken this time during the Pandemic to explore their talents and share them with others. How can you shine your light? Write for ten minutes exploring what shining your light means to you.

Word Prompts:
Light
Shining
Bright
Sharing
Talent

This is the ninth year of OctPoWriMo and this year I wanted to do something a little different. Normally I share one poetry form or type for those who wish to challenge themselves or to just try something new with their poetry. Previously I tried to keep them simple. This year I am going to offer two, one challenging and one less challenging.

Poetry Type: 

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Those who know me, know I love dance and movement to stir the muse and the words. Here is some music to dance your words onto the page.



 

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.







56 comments:

  1. I started early and so mine is not acrostic or kyrielle but just shining your light.

    https://scribblesfrommetoyou.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/octpowrimo-2020-01-shining-your-light/

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  3. I'm shining a light on some doors today: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/doors-to-nowhere/

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    1. Wow. This poem really hit me. So powerful! Reblogged on Reading, Writing, and Reflections. (mkvecchitto.com)

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  4. As always, I went in a different direction when it came to drawing inspiration from the prompt. As always, dark dark dark dark.

    "Dahlia": https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/dahlia-day-one-shine-your-light/

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    1. This is so visual, it hurts. Love the repetition.

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  6. Here is my Day 1 Poem:

    https://thistlethoughts.com/2020/10/01/octpowrimo-day-1/

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    1. Tried to reblog but it wouldn't let me. Can't wait to read more of your poetry.

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  8. I let the words flow with the shining light.
    here is my attempt
    https://serendipityofdreams.blogspot.com/2020/10/shining-your-light.html

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  10. Something to look forward to everyday. Here is my Day-1 HOPEFUL

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2020/10/hopeful.html

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    1. Your acrostic flows so easily and allows the reader to get lost in your uplifting message. Lovely!

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  11. Thank you, Morgan. Here's mine. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/my-light/

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  12. Thank you, Morgan. Here's mine. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/my-light/

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  14. Kyrielle Sonnet for Day 1.
    https://colorsofthefall.blogspot.com/2020/10/shining-your-light.html?m=1

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  17. https://familymatters389367221.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/living-full-pelt/

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  18. https://amritapauls.blogspot.com/2020/10/shine-and-spread-light-poetry-form.html?m=1

    Hello Everyone, here's my first post!

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  19. Here's mine:
    https://letsreadourwords.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/shine-on/

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  20. I had fun writing an acrostic. Hadn't done that in a while. Illuminated https://experiencewriting.com/2020/10/01/october-1-octpowrimo-writober-and-nanoprep-here-we-go/

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  21. https://xanhaiku.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/like-today/

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  22. I'm jumping back in after too many years neglecting my poetry writing. Thanks for running this annual challenge, Morgan!
    http://stephbethnickel.com/2020/10/01/let-your-light-shine/

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  23. http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2020/10/im-keeper.html

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    1. Some great imagery in there!

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    2. I love it, and if I ever recover my spirit to the point where I'm ready for that message, I'll revisit it then. Thank you for this.

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  24. Hello all! I'm excited for another year of OctPoWriMo. I wrote my poem last night so mine is a Viator poem.

    https://mkvecchitto.com/2020/10/01/shining-your-light/

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  25. Had to create a new blog because I do not have access to my home blog, www.lunaticpoet.com. :(
    But I have a place to work from and that's enough, right? ;-) So, here's my Day 1 poem: https://wickedtwists.blogspot.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-day-1-shine-your-light.html

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  26. Here's my attempt at a Kyrielle Sonnet
    https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/light-of-day/

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  27. I played with y'all last year for the first time. This year, my niece is planning on joining in, too. Thank you!

    https://soapboxbykay.com/2020/10/01/octpowrimo-2020/

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  28. This year is the first I've heard of OctPoWriMo. I am NOT a poet; not by any stretch of the imagination. But stretching the ol' creativity is a good thing, even if the result sucks, right?

    https://womanofglass.blogspot.com/2020/10/a-writing-challenge-why-not.html *(this particular post is perfectly work- and under-18-friendly, but the rest of the blog is decidedly not)

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  29. Getting started this year. Thank you, Morgan. xoA
    https://heyannis.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/octpowrimo/

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  30. Thank you, Morgan, for another year of OctPoWriMo. I'm going to participate on odd-numbered days.
    Here's my take on shining your light: https://arhtisticlicense.com/2020/10/01/octpowrimo-2020-day-one/

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  31. I forgot to post this here yesterday, though I remembered to post to blog and insta. Here's my link for 1st prompt:
    https://jesigirlje.wixsite.com/website/post/shining-your-light-octpowrimo-1

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  32. I'm not sure I'll have time to participate every day, but I'll try. Since my blog is still private, I'll try to join in through Instagram. Hopefully it works!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CF33QaFDUKQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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  33. Here is my poem for day 1
    I wrote it then but didn't publish til this morning
    https://tammysreadinglife.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/mirror-of-light/

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  34. This is my response..

    Though late :D

    https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/light-shines-through/

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  35. Your art work is beautiful...I am using them as inspiration for my poems

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  36. Hello,

    This is the first time I am participating and I am so excited!

    I got a late start. So here is my entry : https://www.instagram.com/p/CGGyz-kg9pA/?igshid=1j268k597if7y

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