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Monday Poetry Prompt: Love

This week let’s write a love poem (since it is the season) but you may not use the word “love” nor any of its forms (lover, lovely, loving, etc.) in the either the poem, title or epigraph. Get out your thesauri and post the results 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.


8 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Love

  1. Against blue upon blue
    the sun rains your warmth
    soaking through my skin
    in a tender caress
    she lays next me

    Clouds shield the dome overhead
    fresh breezes rescue me
    you cool me protect me
    a soft covering
    she shrouds over me

    On buoyant grass
    we look into each other’s eyes
    the gateway to the soul
    a tetragrammaton we can pronounce
    yet still only a four letter word

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Chris Clarke | February 15, 2023, 9:38 PM
  2. Offered in the spirit of You can’ live with them, you can’t live without them. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    The longer the marriage
    The shorter the time to be together
    Things that make me crazy
    Will turn to dust soon enough

    Imagine your future self
    without a warm body in bed
    and weekday home cooked
    meals to share

    Be more kind.
    Be gentler.
    Be more patient.
    Complain less.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | February 14, 2023, 6:54 PM

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