Saturday, October 3, 2020

OctPoWriMo Day 3

I thought I should say first, before getting into this prompt, that I didn't come into this month with a plan. I am intuitively flowing where the prompts lead. I normally choose all the prompts in advance, dole them out to the volunteers and myself, and we each write with maybe a general theme in mind. I did choose a general theme of, Shine Your light, when I wrote the first prompt. Each of the prompts are flowing unpredictably, but lovingly, toward your words glowing brighter, of you becoming freer, and finding your inner light on the page. Now on to the prompts.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 

During my process of art journaling, I have discovered the beauty in chaos. Not to say I never saw it before, but while smearing paint without a goal in mind something happened. Something loosened up within me and allowed me to go deeper and be freer on the page. The art page at least.  

I created this while I was processing a friend's death. It wasn't about anything but intuitively moving paint around the page. 

Art by MDragonwillow


And this one, dropping color bit by bit, meditatively. 

Art by MDragonwillow

And this...

Art by MDragonwillow

None of these were about the outcome, they were about processing the chaos within and then finding the beauty.

Poetry Prompts:

Find colored pens, crayons, watercolors, or whatever you have that you can use to put color on the page. Remember, don't worry about the outcome, just swirl the colors around the page. When you feel complete, write for ten minutes about your thoughts and feelings before, during and after putting color to the page. 

Word Prompts:

Beauty

Chaos

Feelings


Poetry Type: 

Free Verse - Allow yourself to boldly explore the spaces between the words.

or

Create your own poetry type, play with the words and spaces, rhyming and timing, counting and shape.

Music and Dance

When I think about music that finds beauty in chaos it has to be STOMP. They epitomize beauty in chaos. 

 

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.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful artwork. I particularly like the third image.
    I didn't follow directions, but I did use the words.
    I have been visiting at the very least the person who posted in front of me with these prompts. As usual, I have taken on way too many projects. But I wouldn't miss this one.
    Dear Neil

    ReplyDelete
  2. Loved all your Artwork.. what beautiful mystic patterns appeared..

    Here is my Day 3 Attempt
    https://serendipityofdreams.blogspot.com/2020/10/colourful-doors.html

    ReplyDelete
  3. Day 3 -- "Everything In Disarray"
    https://thistlethoughts.com/2020/10/03/octpowrimo-day-3/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Day 3
    https://colorsofthefall.blogspot.com/2020/10/beauty-in-chaos.html?m=1

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A piece of

      used, broken charcoal sighs.

      Broken pieces can create wonders.

      So perfect lines :)

      Delete
  5. Beautiful artwork👍
    For Day 3, here's my free verse:
    https://letsreadourwords.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/riot-of-colours/

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this form and the amazingly beautiful artwork. Here's my contribution for Day 3 : " Dear Autumn" https://amritapauls.blogspot.com/2020/10/dear-autumn.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love this process of moving paint on canvas; it's part of my daily practice! Thanks for the reminder to find the beauty in the seeming chaos. Here's my Day 3: https://familymatters389367221.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/weird-things-dance/

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely art!
    https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/chaotic-beauty/

    ReplyDelete
  9. My contribution, The Junk Drawer
    https://sgeoil.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/the-junk-drawer/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Good Lord, this took me all day. I worked on pen and paper through a power outage too!

    Title: "Cracked Pearls"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/cracked-pearls-day-three-beauty-in-chaos/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I *love* it; the beautiful yet harsh imagery feeds the inner rage I feel all too often these days.

      Delete
  11. I combined this with another prompt that asked for the Vers Beaucoup form. So difficult and not my favorite.

    Unraveling Chaos

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the colourful art Morgan! And thank you for helping me get some brushes out today. Like poetry, painting has been absent from my life the last months (traded in for work and reading. Loads).

    I hope that by the end of the month I'll understand how to give my poems the lay-out I want. I don't understand the new WordPress editor at all, sigh.

    Here's my poem for today: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/court-disorder/

    https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/court-disorder/

    ReplyDelete
  13. You art is inspiring Morgan.

    Day-3

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2020/10/beauty-in-chaos.html

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for the inspiration to paint. For my poem I did a couple Clarity Pyramids https://experiencewriting.com/2020/10/03/october-3-finding-beauty-in-the-chaos-octpowrimo-writober-and-nanoprep/

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm coming to the conclusion that there's a reason I almost never write poetry. And it's because I'm REALLY not very good at it.

    https://womanofglass.blogspot.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-day-3.html

    (*entry is SFW/children; the rest of the blog is not)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know, that was pretty nice! You paint a wonderful picture.

      Delete
  16. Rather than using the artificial task of an artwork, I chose to see how my mind wandered through my Saturday gardening tasks. And discovered that it wandered not at all, but was a lovely restful blank. https://xanhaiku.wordpress.com/2020/10/04/the-thoughtless-gardener/

    ReplyDelete
  17. A mandala is a freeze frame of a kaleidoscope.

    http://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2020/10/move-roam-free-me.html?m=0

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you, Morgan, for this gift to us every October. Today's offering: https://soapboxbykay.com/2020/10/03/chaos-octpowrimo-3/

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love Stomp! I showed their videos to my students when I taught elementary general music, and we did similar activities.
    Here's my poem for today: https://arhtisticlicense.com/2020/10/03/octpowrimo-day-3-2/.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Today's poem #3 - "Seeking Peace."
    https://heyannis.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/seeking-peace/

    ReplyDelete
  21. http://stephbethnickel.com/2020/10/05/beauty-in-chaos/
    (I love STOMP!)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Tried writing something spooky for today.
    https://blueberrycatwrites.wordpress.com/2020/10/03/day-three-of-octpowrimo-uncanny/

    ReplyDelete
  23. My Day 3:

    https://wickedtwists.blogspot.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-day-3-beauty-in-chaos.html

    ReplyDelete
  24. https://wordsthatcant.wordpress.com/2020/10/05/octpowrimo-day-3-poem-free-verse-beauty-and-chaos-collide-amwritingpoetry/

    Today’s piec3 of poetry:

    ReplyDelete

Your words feed the hearts of the poets who lovingly volunteer to share their passion for poetry with you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...