Sunday, October 2, 2016

Poetry Prompts Day 2 - OctPoWriMo 2016

This year seems to have been a difficult one for a lot of people. I've read where several writers haven't written much this year, if at all, I certainly haven't. I've fallen into the void a few times and finally feel like I'm climbing out of it.

How did your first day of OctPoWriMo poetry writing go for you? Was it the first time you've written poetry in a while or do you usually write poetry, if not daily, often?


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Day 2 Prompt - The Void


Possibilities:

As writers, and especially poetry writers, I believe we dive into the void on a regular basis to find the words, to gain perspective, to hibernate and more. How have you used the void? What does, "the void" mean to you?

Write for ten minutes exploring the void.

Suggested poetry type: Kyrielle

Word Prompts:

depleted
clear
barren
drained
open

Music for your Muse:




Remember, our prompts are only suggestions, where you find inspiration for your poetry is up to you.
During OctPoWriMo, if you want to make sure that we know you have written something new, comment in that day's post with your link to your blog and/or share your link on Twitter with the hashtag, #OctPoWriMo.

It's not too late, hop on over and sign up. =)  OctPoWriMo link up. Remember to tell all your poet friends and lover of words to come check it out by sharing the hashtag #OctPoWriMo across social media!


Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow
Read, Dance, Write, Repeat.


Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, facilitator of magical circles and poet who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing, you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at @StoryDam, #OctPoWriMo#PoetsonthePage, and  Playing with Words on her blog.
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52 comments:

  1. This was challenging, but here it is! Day 2 - The Void
    http://wp.me/p67BeF-35

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  2. Did a little brainstorming and this is what happened: https://proudmommaofgirls.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/reflection-pool/

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  3. Here is today's response https://stepstimestwo.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/new-day/

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  4. Day 2 . . . and a poem!

    http://bethandwriting.blogspot.com/2016/10/2-blank-page.html

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  5. Woo woo, Day 2! : )

    https://alexandracorinth.com/2016/10/02/two-octpowrimo2016/

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  6. A good exercise in exploration!

    https://writersdream9.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/the-void/

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  7. Happy Sunday! :)
    https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/poetry-prompts-day-2-octpowrimo-2016-void/

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  8. Hello ! It was a difficult one indeed! Still managed to pen down my thoughts , hope you like it :-)

    Here's the link to my poem : http://amritapauls.blogspot.in/2016/10/the-void.html

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    1. The difficult ones help us to stretch our poetic abilities and possibly gain insight as well.

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  9. Days 1 and 2 are here for me :) http://biancasbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/octpowrimo-days-1-2.html

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    1. Thanks for writing along with us at OctPoWriMo!

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    2. You're welcome! Enjoying it so far. Good to keep the creative muscles working :)

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  10. Hope everyone is having a lovely day.

    Link: http://rttlingcage.blogspot.com/2016/10/will-she-or-wont-she-octpowrimo-day-2.html

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  11. Just caught up to this post this morning. All mine will be tanka poetry.
    https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2016/10/02/octprowrimo-day-2-english-tanka-poem-prompt-the-void/

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    1. It seems there are a couple of people writing Tanka. Looking forward to reading yours.

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  12. Here is my poem for Day 2 - http://vellur1.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-void-lost-without-words.html

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  13. Here is my poem for Day 2. It is one of my older poems. I hope that is okay. The majority that I share for this challenge will be new and probably last minute. :)
    https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/octpowrimo-day-2/

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    1. No rule against sharing older poems, we just hope you'll be inspired to write something new.

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  14. https://helenevaillant.com/2016/10/02/void/

    Here is my poem for Day 2

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  15. For some reason I cannot click on any link for other blogs in the comment section. None of them are active. So I do need to copy the link and enter into a new tab in my browser in order to get to the link. Is there a way to make the links active in the comments section? No big deal but it would facilitate visiting other blogs.

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    1. Unfortunately the links aren't active unless you put them in as code which I can't share in a comment or all you see is a link. So, tomorrow's post I will share the code so that you can have active links in the comments. This didn't use to be a problem, not sure why it is now.

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  16. I love stretching myself to try the suggested poetic form. https://stephseclecticinterests.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/the-void-between/

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    1. It's always good to push the boundaries of our poetic abilities, glad you did.

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  17. Day 2: https://saschadarlington.me/2016/10/02/hypnagogic/

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  18. Let's see if this works. Day 2 of Poeming!!

    Vacant - Day 2

    https://graceblackwrites.com/2016/10/02/vacant-day-2/

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    1. You forgot to take out our link. Try it again tomorrow. =)

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  19. I'm a big fan of The Void. Here's my Day 2 effort.

    Stardust

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  20. I am so sorry Morgan. No problem at all. Just a suggestion. Surely it can be just as it is. I love this prompt poetry challenge. Please forget about the links, believe me it is no problem to continue as is.

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    1. No worries, some will be able to use the info and it will make things faster. Either way it is alright. Never be afraid to ask for help or make suggestions, this is a community that loves to help.

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  21. Hello! I managed another one.https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6476275303252767914#editor/target=post;postID=4691702487831036033;onPublishedMenu=editor;onClosedMenu=editor;postNum=0;src=postname

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    1. Not sure what happened to your link but I think you've figured it out after looking at Day 3. Also it didn't stop me from finding your blog.

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  22. Day 2 posted. :-) http://ontheink.blogspot.com/2016/10/octpowrimo-2-2016-contemplating-void.html

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  23. Day-2. Shared an acrostic on my blog.

    http://musingssurvive.blogspot.in/2016/10/the-void-acrostic.html

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    1. Oh how I love Acrostic poetry, I look forward to reading yours.

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  24. https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/fallen-leaves-3/

    My entry for day 2, outside the prompt

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  25. Day 2 effort:
    https://wendlesblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/voided/

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  26. Here is my October 2nd post (sorry for another late entry):

    https://creativewritinglady.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/why-i-face-the-void/

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  27. Catching up!
    Here's my Day 2 entry. Used ALL the prompt words (plus a few additional prompts) in a kyrielle. That was fun!

    Deployed to the void

    Thanks for the prompts! Looking forward to the whole month-long challenge. Hope to visit lots of poets' sites too!

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