Today is October 1st, the first day of OctPoWriMo! If you’re unfamiliar, it’s 31 days of poetry for the month of October. I’m going to attempt a new poem every day. Fortunately, there’s a prompt over there to help. I’ll be writing a few over the course of the month as well. It’s a really good time and I hope you try it out.
Today’s prompt was about clouds. I realized I haven’t taken the time to stare the clouds to see a shape since I was a child. I remember laying on the grass seeing entire menageries flash before my eyes. Shapes shifting. It was one of the few times when my friends and I were totally quiet. I’m sure our parents were glad when we’d get lost in the clouds.
Today’s suggested poetry form is acrostic. I haven’t written one since I was a kid, so it feels perfect.
On cupped hands
See you tomorrow for Day 2!
You guys! Holy guacamole is it really almost here? The end of October? I can’t even believe it. It’s Day 29 of OctPoWriMo. I have a pretty cool idea for my last poem of the month. Hopefully it’ll pan out. No hints from me!
Today’s prompt asked what stage in love we’re currently in. I’m not sure what this stage is called, but it’s a pretty good one.
On loving a Math Dragon
We eat in separate rooms,
I like to watch my stories about
Ruggedly handsome writer/detective
He intakes math with each bite of pasta.
Planes flying overhead
Me giggling at my show
Break the silence.
Until one of us can’t take it anymore.
Soft footsteps patter on the floor,
Eyes peaking around a door,
Such a sneaky sneak.
“I’M A DRAGON!” He roars, puffing his chest out,
Arms up with claws extended,
Ferocious teeth bared.
I gasp in horror,
Moving technology out of my lap,
So we can cuddle.
I don’t write a lot of cute stuff, but he’s adorable you guys! I couldn’t help myself.
I hadn’t made a video in a few weeks, so the prompt for OctPoWriMo Day 22 was right on time for me. Just enough impetus to light a fire under my reluctant self. Then taking that prompt with the prompt I wrote for The Reverie this week, and OctPoWriMo Day 23–well, blend them together and out came this:
I hope you enjoyed this poem. I don’t usually make videos with rough drafts, but why not? Let me know what you think in the comments. If you haven’t already subscribe!