Tuesday, October 1, 2013
October Poetry Writing Month Day 1
Its October again, and time for the October Poetry Writing Month Challenge or OctPoWriMo for short. The challenge is to write a poem a day for the month of October. The fine folks over at OctPoWriMo Poetry Challenge provide daily prompts for those who are stuck for inspiration, but one can always post on whatever topic one wishes. I participated last year (See the poetry tab above for some of the results) and found it a tremendous spur to my creativity. I also enjoyed the daily contact with so many other poets.
The Day One prompt is Autumn.
It always was my favorite time of year.
Back to school
Tricks and treats
piles of leaves.
It is still my favorite time of year,
I love the cooling air and changing leaves.
And still look forward to tthe fun
Even though its mostly for the kids.
And now the beauty of the time
Is tinged with melancholy.
Adulthood brings awareness
Of autumn's Mysteries:
How the world looks so alive
At the moment it is dying.
Harbingers of winter
Reminders that in the midst of plenty
Nature's drawing closer
To the Days of the Dead.
This post is part of the October Poetry Writing Challenge. To see what other poets have created for Day 1 of the Challenge click here.