Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Darkness

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Here in the northern hemisphere, autumn is finally creeping in. The days are growing longer. It’s become harder to drag the old body out of bed early in the morning. Darkness is upon us.

For this week’s writing prompt, I invite you to consider the darkening aspects of the season. You can take it wherever you like: nighttime, moods, shortening of daylight, personalities. The door is wide open, so let’s go out into that dark night.

To participate:

  • Write your poem and post it on your blog
  • Using Mr. Linky, share your name and a link to your poem
  • Pay a visit to other participants…as many as you can

The purpose of MMWP is to help you jumpstart your writing week. I don’t want it to be stressful, so the link stays open indefinitely. However your chances of having your poem read by others increases if it’s up sooner rather than later. If you would, invite your fellow bloggers to join in!

Thanks for your participation. And don’t forget, both poetry and prose are welcome!

I’m still have problems with commenting on blogspot and blogger, so if I don’t return your visit, know that I’ve read your work and appreciate you all.

34 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–Darkness

  1. Glad to see you back Victoria! I was away too and once a get back to normal will be joining your Monday prompts again! Next week for sure! Blessings and wishes for a great day!


  2. Aurora says:

    Found you through Lorna’s Voice and I may try this, too. Nice blog, thanks for the prompts, I often need them. I just wrote a poem today that has nothing to do with darkness of autumn but who knows tomorrow, lol. Following you now 🙂


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  4. Hi Victoria,
    I have a poem I just wrote for Autumn in Spetember. I think it fits the category for the MMWP. Although, it might have been read by some there may be others that have missed it.
    Thanks for the prompts again. Glad that you back in the saddle again.


  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    P.S. – Welcome back online, and I’m so impressed that you set up Mr. Linky!!!! Wow! 😉


  6. Jamie Dedes says:

    Nice and didn’t Gayle pick up your suggestion and go with it beautifully?


  7. Bodhirose says:

    I’m linked in with my write, Victoria.


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  9. brian says:

    sorry i have been lax this week…great topic and may yet still write on it…


  10. mish says:

    Ooooh , a dark and gloomy start to a miserable and wet Monday this side of the world …
    Read my fictional contribution at :
    Enjoy the rest of your week Victoria ! I’m on a one week spring break , so I will definitely be enjoying my week ! 🙂


  11. Reflections says:

    Hope everyone enjoys this one.


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  13. Big Al says:

    I would love to join in this but having just posted an upbeat poem about October ( I don’t want to kill the buzz. I will definitely see you next Monday.

    This is a fascinating blog site.


  14. I love autumn, gray days, short days and long nights, shadows…need I go on. I might try this one!


  15. S Basu says:

    thats an interesting prompt. that photograph is fantastic.


  16. vivinfrance says:

    Siggi, your link didn’t work. It took me to your gravatar, with no way out.


  17. vivinfrance says:

    Victoria, the days are getting shorter! I will try to write another, but I posted this haiku last week as part of a multiple post:

    Darkness is like death
    that seems to last for ever
    overwhelms the light


  18. I put up a poem called “Rachel’s Ladder (get it, Rachel was Jacob’s twin flame) that I wrote a little while ago because it is about darkness and dreaming. Hope that’s OK.


  19. Beth says:

    Victoria, I wrote a seasonal darker piece yesterday morning. May I link it here?



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