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Monday Poetry Prompt: Love

This week let’s write a love poem for St. Valentine’s Day. I’m sure you poets already have at least one, if not dozens of love poems in some folder, so I must insist on new ink for this prompt. Exercise those poetry muscles and post the burn in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


18 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Love

  1. I chose to choose you always
    Many years ago
    The best Choice that I have made
    Is daily choose you
    Remember our wedding day
    When we said our vows
    It’s the daily choice we make
    That makes our love abound

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by joshuacushman89 | February 14, 2023, 6:38 PM
  2. As brevity is the soul of wit, succinctness is the hallelujah of poetry…

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by ts19page | February 18, 2022, 2:10 PM
  3. Prompt forced me to write my first love poem:

    Love is

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | February 18, 2022, 1:25 PM
  4. Nonett for Valentine’s Day 2022

    I tried to write a beautiful sonnet
    A verse in elegant tone and meter
    Sitting eating a buttered farm crumpet
    Watching bluebirds enjoying our feeder

    It was then that I realized I don’t have the skill
    I am far too undisciplined to follow the rule
    and wonder if more than my body is over the hill
    if the mind I have left is just really a fool’s

    But I know only one thing with this dimming of light
    my love for you is untainted by the passage of days
    Your body calls to me night after night
    and your beautiful visage, I’ll follow your way

    Your complete person is what I adore
    Mind, body and spirit I love more ‘n more

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | February 14, 2022, 3:05 PM
  5. What is that animal in the picture? A dog…a rabbit..? Is it just me?


    They say Love is blind
    It must be true
    Cause you’re not attractive
    but I love you.

    ha ha…. go away

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | February 14, 2022, 2:53 PM

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