If you love to write poetry, you love a good poetry challenge, and you are missing April’s NaPoWriMo then you are in the right place. There are now multiple Novel writing months it is past time we added another Poetry month. October is a great time to challenge poets to a poem a day for thirty one days.
This October, I’m also focusing on gratitude, so each of my poems will use the daily prompt, and deal in some way with thankfulness. Come join me on this poetic journey – and feel free to comment, or link your own poems.
For October 4th, the OctPoWriMo prompt is Magic – whether the wand and sorcery type, or more everyday. I went with the magic of today, because I always benefit from a wondrous perspective on my everyday life.
I decided to try my hand at haiku today, linking four together- one for a moment with each of my three beloveds, and one of my very own.
The Magic of Today
Alone with my girl
Sharing soft shifting thoughts as
Rosegold dawn paints night.
Waking to coffee
Warm sunshine and my lover
The day is aglow.
My son almost grown
His smile bright as autumn sun
Strong arms and willing hug.
Sun paints long shadows
Across lawn and through flowers
Tending them brings peace.