Love was here once
before. A wild love,
taken by love in
stride. Untamed love skipping
across the pond, love
sinking under water, love
drowning. Love caught in
love’s own overwhelming throat.
Love crying, streaming down
cheeks. Love brushed away.
Beautiful Anarette challenged me to write a poem about love in ten lines. You can read hers here! Love is always an interesting subject to write about, and always revealing. Here are the guidelines:
- Write about love using only 10 lines.
- Use the word love in every line.
- Each line can only be 4 words long.
- Nominate 10 or so others who are up for the challenge.
- Let them know about the challenge.
- Title the post, Love in Ten Lines
- Include a quote about love ( this can be your own)
- You may write in any language
When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”
― Albert Einstein
I nominate all of you who are reading this to partake in the challenge. Leave a link to your poems in the comments and share your words!
49 thoughts on “Love in Ten Lines”
That is a great poem. You have a such a lovely unique way of describing things: “Love crying, streaming down cheeks.” We are spreading love just by writing about it 🙂
I like thinking of it that way. So glad you thought of me for this challenge! xo
You are most welcome; you were an obvious choice!
Very nice! 🙂
Really like what you did with the 10 lines (clearly you grasped the concept better than I did when I tried it – Ugh, wanna go back and re-do my own now…). Great quote, too. The whole post really resonates. Awesome.
Thanks 🙂 I was thinking this particular challenge would be an interesting one to revisit in a few months and see how different it comes out.
Ahhhh Love… A frequent theme of my Poetry (ever the Romantic me)… Beautifully done Milady ❤
thank you! xo
A amazing poem and beautiful photo. Thank you.
thank you, John! For reading and for sharing ❤ It is very much appreciated, xo
You are welcome. I love your site. Alive and positive words and thoughts.
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Amazing artwork and poetry by a amazing woman and poet.
An excellent poem on all the metamorphoses of love taehreh. Very well crafted and still balanced with the sincerely passionate nature of its subject.
thank you 🙂 my own reflections on love seem to change each time I tackle the subject… this was a particularly interesting writing challenge in that regard.
As it should be. Whenever we reflect on any kind of feeling we are always viewing it through the lens of our current mood. I think that only by seeing it in all its varieties can we really appreciate a feeling’s “richness”.
Agreed! Thank you so much for your thoughts xo
You’re too kind! And I look forward to reading more of your poetry.
Love is the growing warmth that I feel,
Love is the touchstone of life when it’s real,
Love is the moment in which we are one,
Love is the smile and the tears that will come,
Love is the promise finally achieved,
love is the gifting for having believed,
Love is the lover that touches my heart,
Love is the other who knew from the start,
I was worthy of love every time I forgot,
Always a constant, forever the same, love is the truth that has no other name.
Love this take on it! and how you switched it up at the end. Beautiful lines. Thanks for playing 😉
It was truly enjoyable, thanks to you as well.
I’m in love with this!
xo thank you!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Lovely poem ❤
Great page 🙂
Mine is here: http://writersenvy.me/2015/03/28/love-ten-times-over-2/
Thank you and thank you for sharing! xo
Taehreh, I have taken up your challenge.
I was hoping you would 😉
So very beautiful. You moved me 🙂
That made it worth writing :). Thank you for reading. xo
Beautifully done! Brava!
thank you 😉
Love the poem. Love is an emotion that has many faces.
Mmm, the pain of love. I would have written something similar, but I believe you said it perfectly. You just have this absolutely magical way with limited word counts. I seem to need 100,000 words to convey what you do so concisely in 40. But to your poem, at least there are dogs, right? 😉
I’m very serious when I say I have no idea what I’d do without my dogs…
After forgetting, if only for a moment, I finally took the challenge.
I’m on my way to read now!
Yours is so much better than the 10 lines I left for Anarette. 🙂
Thank you (although there’s no such thing as better in poetry ;)) .. I’ll have to go find yours! It was a great challenge, wasn’t it?
Not as lyrical as yours visually that is. I imagined a living vine.
Not ready to post this on my blog,
as I haven’t even dared speak my feelings
in this relationship.
In fact, I’m not sure I knew this until I read your post.
Love in 10 lines:
Love surprised me when
Love backed into me
I wasn’t seeking love
Didn’t name it love
Love was buried and
Denied, love suppressed, rejected
And passion pushed love
Aside and yet love
Bloomed; love took hold
Love wouldn’t let go
Absolutely beautiful and actually I can totally relate to the surprise. This challenge brings out some pretty awesome pieces of writing I must say. ❤
…and definitely can tell us something about where our hearts are at. When I wrote this poem 2 years ago it seemed to come out of me from nothing, and when I read it now I can see how much it actually reveals about my life at the time and what was to come…
Thank you, Heather! Besides my “regular fiction” I was writing an erotica blog during the long desert of singleness and short encounters. Now that this “strange mystery” has taken me by surprise, my writing has radically changed. This may be my first real adult relationship between real peers. I’m in the undiscovered country.
The most exciting country to be in!! ❤❤
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