Friday, October 9, 2020

OctPoWriMo Day 9

All too often, we approach creativity with our heads and our thoughts tend to complicate things. If we could shift from our head to our hearts, you may find your creativity flowing like a river and maybe with more of us coming from our hearts, the world might look a little brighter.

Art by MDragonwillow

Poetry Prompts:

Shifting from your head to your heart. Write for five minutes focusing on your head, your thoughts. Then write for five minutes focusing on your heart, your feelings. Did you notice a difference?  What does that look and feel like to shift from your head to your heart? Shift again and be silly with it, humor always lightens things up. Remember to keep your heart in your creativity and everything you do.

Word Prompts:

Thoughts
feelings
heartfelt
practical
whimsical

Poetry Type:

Or

Music and Dance:

Feel the fun they had playing this music, move your body, and let it help you move from your head space to your heart space.


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.

36 comments:

  1. Happy Friday, Morgan :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/octpowrimo-day-9-heart-or-head/

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  2. Day 9 -- "Discordant"
    https://thistlethoughts.com/2020/10/09/octpowrimo-day-8-2/

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    1. wow.. "it’s still
      harmonic cacophony,
      symbolic.."
      Strong metaphor

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  3. Day 9 - A Loop Poetry

    https://serendipityofdreams.blogspot.com/2020/10/locked-thoughts.html

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  4. A Loop poetry for Day 9:
    https://letsreadourwords.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/reverie-reality/

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  5. A palindrome today.
    https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/4494/

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  6. I ended up combining loop, cleave and table, after I realised I had followed only half the prompt. #OctPoWriMo is amazing like that. Thank you Morgan, I would not habe thought it possible :)

    https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/remember/

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  7. Tried loop with variation.
    https://colorsofthefall.blogspot.com/2020/10/ripples-of-thoughts_9.html?m=1

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  8. Well, the prompt took me to an interesting place, that was a touch darker and definitely a couple shades creepier than before. I thought I had it, but then it kept changing and changing.

    Title: "Dial 457-RAT MAN"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/dial-457-rat-man-day-nine-shifting-from-your-head-to-your-heart/

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  9. A Loop Poetry today !

    https://amritapauls.blogspot.com/2020/10/creativity-from-heart.html

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  10. I did a loop poem: https://jesigirlje.wixsite.com/website/post/octpowrimo-9-thoughts-and-heart

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    1. Great blitz poem. Alas, I am never free of worries.

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  11. I love this prompt today. My wild heart led me to create my own way. https://familymatters389367221.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/wild-abandon/

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  12. https://rallentanda.blogspot.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-2020-week-2.html
    Palindrome and loop got a mention.

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  13. I created a loop poem today. When I looked at the palindrome, I said "no way!"
    Book of Thoughts

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  14. I enjoyed writing a loop poem this morning. https://experiencewriting.com/2020/10/09/october-9-shifting-from-head-to-heart-octpowrimo-writober-and-nanoprep/

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  15. I strongly believe that you cannot separate thinking from feeling, head from heart: It's All One

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  16. Day-9

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

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    1. Great to read your words again! I like these lines:

      Heart is a restless nomad
      Nomad in search of happiness.

      Thank you. xoA

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  17. https://rhscribbles.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/day-9-octpowrimo-shifting-from-head-to-heart/

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  18. Here is my attempt for a loop poem

    https://thetenthzodiac.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/song-of-despair/

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    1. These lines struck me:
      "Cries that could be heard only by the lonely souls
      Souls that could read the words of guise," xoA

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  19. https://judydykstrabrown.com/2020/10/09/the-littlest-zombie/

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  20. I seem to be writing all my October poetry after dinner. Which turned out to be my [practical] inspiration:

    https://xanhaiku.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/dont-leave-it-for-the-morning/

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    1. Thank you. I believe I left a comment on your blog. xoA

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  22. http://stephbethnickel.com/2020/10/10/octpowrimo-days-8-9/

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  23. Loop poem, after I'm loopy from waiting too late in the day to try to write poetry: https://soapboxbykay.com/2020/10/09/finding-fairies-octpowrimo-9/

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  24. https://heyannis.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/these-times/
    My Loop poem for today. xoA

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  25. Here's mine: https://arhtisticlicense.com/2020/10/09/octpowrimo-day-9-2/.

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  26. I wish someone knew what I meant.

    https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2020/10/raven-writing-desk.html

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  27. Morgan's artwork just grabbed me as soon as I saw it. It wouldn't let go, so here is my poem for the day https://www.instagram.com/p/CGLdgPEjtxH/

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