OctPoWriMo has gone relatively smoothly for me this year, maybe because of my decision from the start to write only short poetry, and to stick to the prompts. In other years I’ve strayed off-piste from time to time, but this year the prompts have been inspiring for the most part. A small hiccup mid-month, when poetry went temporarily AWOL, was answered with my usual bloody-mindedness and determination to write through it.
Nothing earth-shatteringly good has emerged, and any halfway worthwhile contributions may need to suffer some editing to bring them up to scratch. I have been following a university Future Learn course on Hadrian’s Wall this month, as well as poeming, and was surprised to find no overlap at all. Last year I was studying the oceans, which provided lots of poetic material.
A last wee dip into the poetry prompt well: Feeling Love Hope Excitement Gratitude Wonderment Poetry Writing Experience Journey Flowing Sharing
Writing poetry with sharing caring poets
is an experience I will not soon forget.
With love, hope and excitement we
set out on this October journey,
words flowing in wonderment
grateful for the motivation
of your prompts.