Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Acrostic

Hello Poetteers,

Write an acrostic of your favorite animal. This is the fourth prompt in #dailypoetrygram. Questions are available in the video below to help get you thinking of what to write.


Example:

Dolphins amaze me from a young age
Oceans apart from seeing them, I hear about them
Living long lives
Playful
Hear so well
Intelligent and sociable
Nearly, already endangered.

stay inspired,
Fida

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

raise the inspiration: deep breaths

Hello Poetteers,

We are always on the go, take a moment to sit down and be conscious of your breath. With the deep breath you are forced to slow down. You are able to notice the little things.

Usually we work, get frustrated and try to work through the frustration. That isn't good. We aren't able to do things well, we forget things. You won't be able to solve the problem unless you step away.

Come back later with a clear mind.

stay inspired,
Fida

Monday, August 22, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Haiku

Hello Poetteers,

This is the third prompt in this month's #dailypoetrygram. I'm trying out something new. The video below has questions to help you along. We are nearing the end of summer. Write a haiku about summer.



Example:

The sun wake me
sweat from the heat of the day
late nights with friends

stay inspired,
Fida

Friday, August 19, 2016

raise the inspiration: take a walk

Hello Poetteers,


Taking a walk is known as an exercise for your physical body. It is also an exercise for your mind. The fresh air clears your head. Go by yourself or with a friend.

A couple days ago during #PoetteerChat we talked about inspiration. Everyone had something different to share. I focused on how taking a walk makes space for inspiration. Here is a recap of what I said. 

Inspiration comes randomly. What you do may clear your mind for inspiration. My mind is quiet and empty of clutter. It wanders. No other thought is there to get in the way. Once you feel inspired you feel clear and focused. You feel good.

Sometimes I'll sit or walk the same area but sometimes I'll change it up. I start to notice the same things if I walk the same area. I'll look for new things in that same area. New places bring new thoughts/wanderings.

During my walks I will just walk but I started to jot down my observations. You can write them afterwards but you may forget some. I learned that the hard way. You don't want good things to go to waste. I've had to slow my pace or stop many times to jot down the idea/thought(s). I tried to repeat the though in my head until i'm done but that isn't a good way to go about it. It's not always but sometimes a poem will come to me as I am walking.

It helps bring the inspiration when you need it later. With it I'm able to reimagine thoughts. Maybe those observations can help move a story forward.

Have you noticed anything when you take a walk? What do you do to gain inspiration?

stay inspired,
Fida

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Your Body

Hello Poetteers,

A few months ago I shared the same prompt. Welcome to the second video poetry prompt in this series.

Some of us love our bodies while others have trouble loving our body. I hope this prompt brings you a step closer to loving your body. Questions are already available in the old prompt but for more questions to help you check out the video below. Share your responses in the comments below or on any socials, #dailypoetrygram.



Example:

Feet keep me grounded
shows me the softness of the earth
lead me to where I need to be
I'm learning and growing.

stay inspired,
Fida

Friday, August 12, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Meditation

Hello Poetteers,

Welcome to the first prompt of six in this video series. Prompts are coming from the monthly prompts I shared last week. You'll find questions that will help you along the process. I can't wait to read what you came up with! I'll be sharing my own responses on Instagram at #dailypoetrygram. Your first prompt is to write a meditation poem. Enjoy!



stay inspired,
Fida

Thursday, August 11, 2016

raise the inspiration: be outside

Hello Poetteers,

One way I gain inspiration is by being outside. You can walk barefoot on the grass, lay down, watch the clouds. All those cheesy and cliche things. They actually work. You are observing parts of the world you don't notice day by day because we are constantly busy. Seeing the beauty gets your mind wandering.

The sky is vast, the stars are making constellations. They seem more clear and bright. I was outside the other day after feeling tense and I started to notice it go away. It's unexplainable. The fresh air does something to you. What do you notice?

stay inspired,
Fida