Many are excited with the arrival of fall. It means pumpkin flavored lattes, cozy scarves, knee high boots and those rich, delicious colors scattered in every retail store. Some love the smell of the burning embers from the fire place, while others can’t wait to dress up for Halloween. We all have our reasons to be excited for the season.
For the poets that love this season of change – get your writing gear ready for CTU’s Fall Poetry Challenge! Starting October 1st, think about how to say goodbye to the summer and engage in a seasonal writing challenge filled with tricks and treats.
- Take a stroll through the woods to feel like a leaf in the fall, or look up high and wonder what it is like to see from a crow’s eye. See fall through their perspectives.
- Get some food poetry going for your favorite football feasts and be ready to describe your favorite pie. Sample a few if you have to get some inspiration.
- Think about some of the things that make you warm and fuzzy on those cold winter days. What materials do you prefer to feel on your skin? Or which hot liquids keep you tepid from the inside out?
- Get into the mind of a squirrel as he hunts for acorns or be like the wolf howling at the moon. Channel your inner animal for some of these prompts.
- Turn some of that emotional turmoil into a twisted fairy-tale or tell us what lurks in the dark – be it in the chasms of your heart and soul. Perhaps life is like a Halloween scene. Take this part of the challenge to set your mind free.
Two poems from each week will be chosen for CTU’s Featured Writer, so make sure to use the hashtag #ctufall so we can find your participation on social media. Visit the CTU Facebook page every day in October for the Inspiration Calls. We look forward to reading your Fall poems for this challenge!
Written by: Donna J. Sanders
Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia, Cardboard Signs, and Devour Me.
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