Today I challenged the poets on OctPoWriMo to audio record a poem and share it on their blog. This is my poem, Daring to Love, which I chose not to share the words in print. This audio is the first recording of the poem, mistakes and all. Sometimes you have to show your imperfections.
How do you feel about challenges? Do they thrill you or give you butterflies in your belly?
Click below to listen to, Daring to Love.
Have you ever recorded one of your poems? If you haven’t, I challenge you to record your favorite poem and share it with the participants on OctPoWrimo.
OctPoWriMo is a poetry challenge for the month of October – 31 poems in 31 days. I created OctPoWriMo in 2012 and with the assistance of Julie Jordan Scott it took off. Every year she and I, and now others, post poetry prompts every day during October to encourage poets (even those that don’t consider themselves poets) from all over the world to play with their words, to write poetry, to read poetry, and to take their poetry to a deeper level.
Join us at OctPoWriMo and/or visit and support others that are playing with their words.
Morgan Dragonwillow: Writing rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo, and you can find her at, A Poet’s Kitchen, cooking up simply delicious meals. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.Find her on Google+
“Sometimes poets write what we wish we could say, and they tell us what we need to know. The poems in Wild Woman Waking lead us to a place where we can proudly refuse to be “bent and broken”; instead, they document a journey to self-acceptance, peace, and understanding – where in a community of women, we celebrate and dance as Mud Women. We become women of spirit and keepers of our own keys.” ~Beth Camp
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