Saturday, October 10, 2020

OctPoWriMo Day 10

 A year ago this weekend I fell and tore my meniscus. A lot of things changed for me because of it, some good but a lot not so good and I'm pretty positive I still have stuff to let go of around it.  

Photo by MDragonwillow

One good thing that came from it was time for me to dive into art journaling. This is the first spread in my art journal after the accident.

Art by MDragonwillow

Poetry Prompts:

Write for ten minutes, or more if necessary, about what you want/need to let go of, what still triggers upset when you think of it, what turns your stomach. If you have your own way of letting it go, do so when you are finished writing. If you don't, one way I like to let go is to burn the page (in a safe container or outside in a firepit - be safe) and visualize myself letting it go as the smoke drifts away. 

Word Prompts:

Letting go

Poetry Type:


Music and Dance:

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.


  1. Day 10, the month seems to move fast this year!


    I wrote a poem in the Alouette form...Short but not so sweet


  4. Day 10 -- "Someday There Will Be No Smoke Trail"

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  6. A CinqTroisDecaLa Rhyme for Day 10:

  7. Such a great prompt!

  8. here is my take on todays Word Prompts..

  9. have a lovely weekend :)

  10. It's Day 10 of OctPoWriMo, and I have written a free form with Tyburn in between.

  11. My take today.

  12. Day 10: #OctPoWriMo2020

    It’s a Tyburn this time! A New Form for me and am really excited about it.

    Also the theme of “ Letting Go” is so known to me and I believe all of us go through certain phases in life where experiences are not so good. What I have learnt is to let go and move on since each time the mind thinks about that unpleasant moment, the heart suffers . Life is too beautiful to be spent in the arms of what has happened in the past.Let bygones be bygones but the lessons learnt must never be forgotten. My poem talks about this journey of healing and thriving.

  13. Day-10


  15. I already knew I'd be writing about gardening today, so I'm offprompt, but I like this prompt (as it's one of my own perennial themes), so I'll get back to it on a later day! Here's what I wrote today, about the garden:

    a sonnet;
    and a tanka:

  16. Here's an older poem (or "spit" really) on the theme of letting go. Can't resist posting it here, as it's one of my favorites.

  17. I'm really enjoying stretching myself to try all these forms that are new to me - thank you so much for putting this together, Morgan! My CinqTroisDecaLa

  18. I "let go" in the sense that I let go of the compulsion of trying to use the prompts and here we are.

    Title: "Black Tar"

    1. Good job. Sometimes the prompts just don't fit us that day. xoA

  19. No Regrets:

  20. Day 10. These were new forms to me. I love them!


  21. I found the Tyburn much more challenging than expected

  22. Day 10 - "Where There's Smoke"

  23. Burning tyburns

  24. Yesterday was a tough day for me, I just couldn't go on prompt, it hit too close to home. So instead, I used Morgan's beautiful picture as inspiration to take my mind off things. I was exhausted and couldn't finish the poem until tonight, but here it is.


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