So the lovely poet of In My Parlor challenged me to write about love, in ten lines. Admittedly, I’m kind of adversed to the challenge, as I don’t usually repeat words across lines. But I tried, as love often does.
There are some guidelines, for those who participate:
1. Write about love using only ten lines.
2. Use “love” in every line.
3. Each line can only be 4 words long (argh).
4. Nominate around ten others who would be interested in the challenge.
5. Let ’em know you nominated them.
6. Title the post “Love in Ten Lines.”
7. Include a quote ’bout love.
it never gives up
Love, the foolhardy ram.
the fear of love
on leather sofas, loveseats.
toys kids love, to
break, tear, yet love
again, as Mother loves.
She’s always in love.
with the love life
and her love strife.
dissembling love lines, resigned.
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin
So, I’ll nominate those whose poems I’d like to see:
Memorphilia (because you’re just so good)
I Refuse to Follow Your Blog (I seriously wouldn’t have guessed you like poetry. And I like all you write about Valentine’s day, so make me laugh)
Cats at the Bar (and I did fulfill my promise with the chocolate. Here you go. The coveted Zen Mug, and my to-do list that I’m not sure most would be able to read)
A Noun Walks into the Bar (we need your verses of insight)
Hat Ghost (shut up. I think you would make a fine poet. That chocolate teddy bear piece was fantastic, so write about love please)
Musings of Puppy Doc (it quite amazes me how you can maintain a blog while juggling your profession. It’s quite magical. If you could, I’d like to see you write something on this)
Everyday Zen (I was looking for good haikus yesterday and came across your blog. And I’m so very glad I did. Could you write about love for us, please?)
The House of Bailey (I know we were talking about prompts yesterday. What are your feelings on this prompt?)
The Enigmatic Monster Project (I think you could offer an interesting twist on this)
Eat Art Daily (could you write something? It would make me quite happy to read a piece of delicious)
Update: For National Poetry Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo), I’m making an effort to have the pieces as personalized as I can. Each poem will be accompanied by a photo I’ve taken of my surroundings. I intend to build upon the project, incorporating short stories and essays in a compilation that I intend to self-publish by the fall (the poems will be employed as interludes). I’ve never self-published, enjoy reviewing self-published pieces, and would like to try my hand at this. But at the same time, I’ll continue to submit to literary magazines.