October Poetry Writing Month (OctPoWriMonth)


Since Sunday is my regular post day, some may not have seen yet that I decided to participate in a neat little challenge, the October Poetry Writing Month or OctPoWriMonth. Participants are posting a poem a day. It’s not too late to join and participate along with us. Check out the OctPoWriMo website where every day the admins will post a prompt for the day and in some cases will also have a suggested style to try.

You don’t have to be an expert at poetry. (Thank goodness or I would not be allowed to join in!)

You don’t have to follow the prompt or do the suggested style.

You don’t have to follow any rule except post a poem a day on your blog and then link up on the website so people will come visit your blog and see what you’ve done. You should then also go check out other blogs and read their submissions. Then if you visit, you would need to offer encouragement, since we are all in this together. 🙂

Even if you don’t want to put a poem up, you can still play along and read those of us who are posting. I know the visits and encouragement would be appreciated.

Below is my post for Day 5. The prompt was Autumn, which I already touched on in an earlier post, but I love Fall, so I can take a new approach with this one. Thanks, as always, to you for reading. I hope everyone has a great week. Please do come back as the challenge goes on and remember I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

When Autumn Begins

The heat soaked summer is fading
The evening chill starts to set in
The change in seasons is welcome
Like meeting an old friend.

The hearth and harvest are in focus
The leaves turn from green to red
And to yellow, even to crunchy brown.
They paint the season in our head.

Yes it’s an end to the sizzle of summer
But autumn is a new beginning, too.
A season of thanks is now blooming
For me and, I hope, also for you.