You all know I can’t pass up a challenge. And when that challenge involves an outrageously difficult love poem to write…well, I’m gonna give it a shot.
I haven’t heard from my good blogger buddy, John (aka Meticulous Mick), in some time. I was overjoyed that he thought of me to participate in this challenge.
I’ve worked with Meticulous Mick a couple of times now.
A few months before that, we collaborated on a poem/photography project…
Needless to say, I was happy to connect with him again. I must say, though he is known for his stellar photography, MM wrote a fabulous poem for this challenge.
Here are the rather insane rules for this poetry challenge…
- Write about love using only 10 lines.
- Use the word love in every line.
- Each line can only be 4 words long.
- Nominate others who are up for the challenge.
- Let them know about the challenge.
- Title the post: Love in Ten Lines
- Include a quote about love ( this can be your own)
- You may write in any language
This love poem challenge comes at an interesting time as Mr. H and I will be celebrating a marriage milestone next month. Ten years of marriage.
When I was in the bathtub last night, I started playing with some ideas. Love is such a vast subject and even with the restrictions of the Love in Ten Lines challenge, my mind wandered quite a bit.
I remembered something we say to each other every now and then. It sneaks into our domestic repertoire and I thought it was perfect. Rather than I love you, sometimes we say I love you so.
Four words. Perfect!
But first, even though there were so many love quotes to choose from, this one is fitting for the two of us. When we first found each other, we were resistant to falling in love but we did anyway…
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
And, here’s my poem…
Love in Ten Lines
He loves me so
Loves my stubborn ass
They laughed at love
Said love wouldn’t last
Somehow our love prevailed
Love won, bitterness lost
Love is forever young
Love has no decay
Love will never die
Our love lives on
My nominations are all former Life Enthusiasts, who I think will come up with some awesome masterpieces. It just so happens that all of their names end with “a”.