writing love poems, revisited -- Day 8 of NaPoWriMo 2015
Today we are to tell of a poem or other writing that we really didn't like, thought it was not good enough. Back when I was writing with the One Single Impression poetry group a prompt was suggested by Melanie at Cassiopeia Rises to write a LOVE POEM. I had never written a love poem and from the start I really did not want to write one.
But to be a good sport, I went along with the prompt. But I checked on how to write a love poem and what one should look like. But to show HOW I decided what to write, I put the instructions I like best from my searching, then followed these instructions with the lines which follow that instruction.
Here is my completed love poem, first posting on June 03, 2010: http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2010/06/one-single-impression-love.html
There were ten complementary comments with one making a punctuation suggestion. Then again on August 18, 2014, I reposted it and got 12 nice comments ( http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2014/08/wrinkle-rewritten.html ). These comments boosted my confidence so with these instructions I will attempt to write another. It is late, I may miss the mark a little or a lot tonight.
I will post the instructions I used at the bottom of this post.
Now, the poem's directions:
Write a love poem
(here, written as a man telling a woman of his love for her)
1. tell how you felt when first you saw her
2. tell how you knew it was her you loved
3. tell now about being with her
4. are you happy with what you wrote, edit as necessary?
5. discard thoughts that didn't fit
I am posted tonight with Marian at the Real Toads, Every Day I Write the Book for my Day 8 poem in conjunction with National Poem Writing Month. Also I'm linked with Day 8 at the NaPoWriMo web site.
Marian's instructions for this post I've written at the start above.