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Writing Prompt: 10/28/2016

Origin: “Riversong,” by the Von Trapp Children, “The von Trapp Children Volume II” (Lyrics below)

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! Actually, I’m aware that this video might be a tad difficult to write one thing from, so I’m posting this particular writing prompt more as a general inspiration. But if you do write something, I would love to see it! You can leave a response in the comments, or move the prompt to your blog, and leave a link in the comments! 

Lyrics: 

Shule aroon [“walk, my love”] away to waters by the sea;
It’s a churning yearning river!

You can cast your burdens there upon the glass;
Just a skip of a polished pebble.

Dreamers, lovers, listen sweetly:
Let the waters wash away your tears.

Poets, teachers, listen keenly:
Wonder not, your course is led by God.

Sing and dance!
Do a reel to the tune of a babbling tale.
Do you heal to the tune of a babbling tale?

Let your heart be glad.
Let the song of the river take you away!
Let the song of the river take 
you away!

Don’t let the sun set on hearts of stone.
Turn to the river of life.

Wisdom and nature are true to God.
Be it river or tree set you free!
Go with a heart full of grace.

Come now, sing and dance.
Do a reel to the tune of a babbling tale.
Do you heal to the tune of a babbling tale?

Let your heart be glad.
Let the song of the river take you away!

Dance to the tune; sing to the moon;
aye shule aroon; oh, shule aroon.
Let the river take you!

 

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Writing Prompt: 02-13-2015

Recently, I got an email from someone suggesting (what I should have come up with myself a long while ago) that I try some writing prompts in a different format – namely, songs.

Songs are quiet possibly the most inspiring thing when it comes to writing. Therefore, throughout the normal writing prompts, expect to find the occasional song on some weeks.

OriginLove Does, by Brandon Heath. And because YouTube is sometimes fantastic, I was able to find the official lyric video (in short: this video is legal, folks. Don’t be concerned about it). Many thanks to Brandon Heath for putting his song on YouTube! (You can purchase the song here, if you would like.)

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! You can leave a response here, or move the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

I would also love to hear what you think about the new prompt format.

Please do keep responses clean.

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