Sunday, October 9, 2022

OctPoWriMo 2022 - Day 9: Magic In The Now

The theme for this year's OctPoWriMo is 'Growing The Creative Soul', and one way to grow one's creative soul is to find and feel the magic in the now...hence today's prompt.

When I first started writing poetry, 'mindfulness' was not really a 'thing' in the way we recognise it today. But various mindfulness processes are a good way of recognising that 'magic in the now'.

So perhaps sit down and colour for a while, either in silence or with music on in the background (I had a wonderfully detailed colouring book of mandalas years back). Or maybe just kick back and close your eyes and feel the music. You could even engage in some meditation or hypnotherapy at home, using an app to help. Afterwards, note your feelings. What did it feel like to be immersed in the 'now' and to be so much more aware of yourself? Then make them into a poem.

While a free write would work well for this (for reasons which are, I hope, apparent), but if you want to follow a stronger tradition of mystic poetry, these guidelines on are useful: what myths, symbols, and/or natural imagery might enhance your poem? To further encapsulate the notion of 'now', try using only the present tense in your poem, as per the prompts below.

Word prompts:






Remember, our prompts are only suggestions: you can find your inspiration wherever your muse leads you. Please visit the other participants, share the hashtag #OctPoWriMo on social media, and share your link in the comments below. Let us know how this journey into poetry is going for you and if this is your first year or if you have been with us from the beginning.

Happy writing!



  1. I had a lot of fun with wisdom, naivete, and mythology today. Here's my poem "Wise Interiors"

    1. Loved these lines....
      "But the water’s out there, in the smoke-air
      the light is out there, glistening smoke-colors
      possibility is out there smothered"

      Beautifully done!

  2. Great prompt!

  3. Here is my Day 9 Haiku. Please enjoy.

  4. Happy Friday :)


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