“As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”
― Pablo Neruda
Poetry is where you’ll often find me rekindling my creative fire.
If I’m particularly stuck in a dilemma, or don’t know how to proceed next, I take refuge in poetry, a language that seems to speak directly to the soul.
So today’s prompts are inspired by a line from a Pablo Neruda poem.
If you want more Pablo, I highly recommend:
a) Any of his books of poetry. I’ve had most all — each well worn and replaced after being given away to friends over the years. Time to stock up again since moving to Mexico with not many of my beloved books.
b) Make some popcorn and curl up with the movie, Il Postino – where Neruda and his poetry are characters.
c) Get the Il Postino soundtrack, where you can hear rock stars and actors reading Neruda’s poems. I especially adore the performance by Wesley Snipes.
This video, below, is a little behind-the-scenes trailer in the making of that soundtrack.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
The fire within I am kindling…
This fire is showing me…
If I acted as if I were on fire from within…
I am on fire with…
I am longing for…
The Journal Prompts in this Post Are Included in the FIRE: 30 Day Journal Project Printables
During the first journal challenge, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my writing for the day.
The 30 Day Journal Project Printables are designed to make your journaling quicker, easier, and more organized.
This is my lazy writing & journaling method. It works!
Included: 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs
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Whether you are brand new to writing or journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, these printable prompts make it fast and easy to get going.
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There are four different sets of 30 Day Journal Project Printables, beautifully designed, each with a different theme.
Use the printables on your own, or with The 30 Day Journal Workshop
Come on over to my studio in Mexico (via video!) where I’ll show you how to journal with intention and focus as we create two different kinds of handmade journals. It all happens in The 30 Day Journal Project Workshop, designed for experienced and brand new journalers alike!