OctPoWriMo Day 1


I am participating in two challenges this month, OctPoWriMo and InktoberTo make it easier on myself, I’m trying to write a new poem on odd-numbered days and make a drawing on even-numbered days.

The prompt for Day 1 is The Dark Night of the Soul. Morgan Dragonwillow posted this gorgeous music video that is just the right background for my poem.

Drowning Soulfire

The chaos of soulfire exploding on the pitchblack horizon
Like the awakening of a million fireworks
Swirls bursting into blooms of pain
Scorching blazes burning bones bare
Can anyone extinguish the anguish
Can flames blossom into fragrant spring bouquets

Drown me in polar seas
Let my heart melt ancient glaciers
So I unleash galloping floodwaters
Wiping out surfers and whalespouts
Knocking down monuments and lofty towers
Eliminating memory illuminating despair


About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

7 responses »

  1. Powerful imagery. I really liked these lines: “Can anyone extinguish the anguish /
    Can flames blossom into fragrant spring bouquets”. The pain and chaos turning into something calm and bright as a bouquet. If only it were that easy. I’d like to turn a few things this week into bouquets. It’d make them easier to deal with. 🙂

    Good luck on your OctPoWriMo and Inktober adventures!

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