NaPoWriMo 2017, Day 19 -- a Poem, Love
My love for you has no end
And now I hope you can love me too
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- Mrs. Jim and I have been married for 44 years.
- I'm linked with Sanaa Rizvi at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Poems in April - Poetry through the eyes of Carol Ann Duffy, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/04/poems-in-april-poetry-through-eyes-of.html
- to Day Nineteen of NaPoWriMo, http://www.napowrimo.net/day-nineteen-2/
- Sanaa told us about Carol Ann Duffy, the first woman Poet Laureate of Britain (link), and asked us to "write about love, using a common everyday image. Choose your own form ..." For more and Carol Ann's lovely love poem which compared the writer's love to an onion click here.
- The photo of Mrs.. Jim and me was taken by a sunbather on January 3, 2016. We were walking on the beach at Cozumel, Mexico.
- Since I have never had any poetry writing formal classes, my only learning was of some elementary fundamentals in my English classes, high school and college. I also read a few books, parts of them, and glean from the Internet. Plus sometimes the Toads have short explanations of varying forms and the like. And a lot from the Internet.
- I had never formally learned to write a love poem, so I went to the Internet and found a Poetry Site which had simple directions for writing a simple love poem. Using these directions I have written two other love poems of sorts which were well received by loving poetry group members (link to these poems plus a link having a few other off the cuff love poems and some about love.
- Here is a copy of the 1,2,3,4,5 instructions that I wrote by. I have lost the reference to them.
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