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Who Do You Love?: Poetry Prompt

Today's poem on my blog is called "Love Poem," but it is not a Hallmark card sentiment. No cliche images of hearts, no angsty desires with sighs, no moon-June-tune. Rather, there are surprising words and images, all in ten lines. A love poem with words like contract, tiller, pairing, ochre, clamor, ice-dark, drift, exchange--lots of hard sounds, and nothing typical or expected. But the feeling is there.


For this week's prompt, write a ten line poem (or a ten sentence micro story or a ten paragraph essay) about love. Try to use sounds that have hardness to them: ck, g, tr, dr, etc. Do not use the word "love" until the last line, as Margot Wizansky did in her poem.




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